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Up-and-comer and SMU student Kira Plastinina makes her mark on the world fashion scene

Up-and-comer and SMU student Kira Plastinina makes her mark on the world fashion scene

Even though she’s not old enough to drink, Kira Plastinina already has made her mark on the fashion world. The Russian-born designer caught the attention of Russian Harper’s Bazaar, garnering ink in the December 2012 issue.

Plastinina began designing clothing at age 14 in her hometown of Moscow. “I always loved designing — I even made dresses for my dog," she says.  Just two years after drawing on her first sketchpad, the young fashionista launched her own line called Lublu, which means “I love” in Russian.

 Plastinina has stores back home in Russia and one in Los Angeles, and she plans to open a Lublu flagship store in Dallas this spring.

After attending the American embassy school in Moscow, Plastinina enrolled at Southern Methodist University, where she is now a third-year student studying communications. But Plastinina goes to Moscow once a month to work on her line.

She has stores back home and one in Los Angeles, and she plans to open a Lublu store in Dallas — which will be the flagship — in Preston Center this spring.

“The girl who wears Lublu is feminine but daring, sophisticated, and savvy,” Plastinina says.

Although best known for her striking, elegant dresses, Plastinina also designs richly textured and beautifully patterned tops and bottoms. She names Stella McCartney, Carven and Altuzurra among her inspirations.

Even at the tender age of 20, Plastinina is following in the path of her esteemed predecessors as she builds her own fashion house. And soon she will elevate our city’s fashion scene with yet another Lublu boutique. We’re crossing our fingers for a March 2013 opening.

Kira Plastinina in Russian Harper's Bazaar
Kira Plastinina was featured in the December 2012 issue of Russian Harper's Bazaar Lublu Kira Plastinina/Facebook
Lublu by Kira Plastinina
Lublu is for the feminine yet daring girl.  Photo courtesy of Kira Plastinina
Lublu by Kira Plastinina
Plastinina considers herself primarily a dress designer.  Photo courtesy of Kira Plastinina
Lublu by Kira Plastinina
Lublu is set to open in Dallas at Preston Center this spring.  Photo courtesy of Kira Plastinina
Kira Plastinina in Russian Harper's Bazaar
Lublu by Kira Plastinina
Lublu by Kira Plastinina
Lublu by Kira Plastinina