Text: Monika S. Kwiecien
The twenty three year old model Irina Kravchenko from Ukraine is at the Top 10 of newcomers and a lot of people believe that she is the “new” Carmen Kass. She started her modeling career a few months ago, when a photographer saw her pictures on facebook and asked her to do a mini photosession. After that things started to roll and a designer requested to do a video with her. For Irina modeling was a dream that she couldn’t reach, ”This video will be a memory for me” she said in an interview in Vogue Italia, but not anymore. After she signed with her agency in Ukraine she picked up her luggage and took of for New York city to experience the catwalk fever. ”What, new York? Me??” Yes…you!
Her debut was at Alexander Wang’s show: The designer had pictured a young model to open his S/S13 collection and found it at Irina’ s fresh face. With 1.81m height and measurements 82-60-89, Irina this season walked for 32 shows, together other supermodels of the industry. Haider Ackermann, Viktor&Rolf, Chanel, Thakoon, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Philosophy, Tommy Hilfiger, Marni, Missoni, Narciso Rodriguez are just few of them. As for Irena’s style, she usually appears on shootings with street look: sneakers, skinny jeans, shorts and sweaters paired with natural make up -as you can see her skin glows!
With that big a success in such a small period of time we wouldn’t dare to imagine what is Irina going to achieve in the future!