Olga Kosumoff – Getting to Know the Designer behind the Brand
In the fast-paced world of fashion, designers and brands can come and go like the wind. With all the passing trends, it can be hard to keep track of what’s in and what’s out. But every now and then, there is a designer that simply stands out. You will know right away that they will be at the center of the fashion business for the long term. Such is the case with Olga Kosumoff and her new fashion brand, Kosmos Couture.
An Overview of Kosmos Couture
Kosmos Couture is a fairly new fashion brand created by up and coming designer, Olga Kosumoff. It was established in 2019 in Toronto, Canada, shortly after Olga completed her fashion degree from George Brown College. The primary line of Kosmos Couture is centered on women’s garments, with the focus on extravagant, bold and bright evening wear, and the occasional athleisure sportswear.
What makes Kosmos Couture stand out from the thousands of other women’s fashion brands is that each outfit is guaranteed to make a woman shine like a star. All the dresses in their collections are timeless, stunning, glamorous, sexy, feminine and just oozing with class and elegance.
The Designer’s Early Life and Education
There was nothing very extraordinary about Olga’s childhood except that she had always had an inkling of wanting to be a fashion designer. Even at a very young age, the now highly successful designer recalls trying to create magical outfits for herself that no one else had. She also loved making outfits for her dolls and designing costumes for school plays.
When she was 13 years old, she joined a fashion competition in her school district and bested dozens of other entries by creating the best “Little Black Dress”. A local newspaper published a snippet about Olga along with a photo of her winning garment. This boosted her confidence and further fired up her passion for garment design. This was about the same time that she began actually creating outfits for herself and for her sister.
One of the major influences in Olga’s passion for garment design was her mother, who was an accomplished fashion designer herself. It was from her mother that Olga learned the skills of doing measurements, making patterns, cutting fabric and sewing garments.
Eventually, Olga moved to the United States where she pursued a different career and even tried her hand on a number of businesses. She mostly succeeded in her endeavors but the passion was clearly lacking. It was at this point that she decided to return to her only true passion and took up a degree in fashion design at George Brown College in Toronto. The rest, of course, is history.
Challenges of Starting a New Brand
In order to successfully establish a new brand, especially in the fashion industry, there has to be a strong combination of passion and hard work. The passion part is easy because Olga undoubtedly has loads of it. It is the actual work that Olga has found to be quite a challenge.
The fashion designer says that a lot of people have great ideas and dreams of opening a business, but it is certainly not easy. A lot of effort has to go into putting all your thoughts together, making a plan, thinking of marketing strategies, figuring out your target customers and coming up with a budget.
Despite all these challenges, though, it is clear that Olga was able to push through them all quite successfully. She started with one little black dress and now, her stunning collection is on the Fashion Week runway. Olga and Kosmos Couture have certainly come a long way and will continue to go far in the world of fashion.