The Tale of Olga Vilshenko



Olga Vilshenko learned to sew by her mother’s side in a tumble of fabric and yarn at her home in the Ural region of then Soviet Russia. Under communism, clothes were born out of necessity and conformity but in her mother’s hands they would come to life with rich folkloric embroidery...

“My grandmother taught her and then, in turn, I learnt from my mother,” Olga says. “I would not be where I am right now in both my personal and professional life if it was not for her. She taught me how to be a mother, a woman and a businesswoman.”

Now with three boys of her own (“I am still trying to understand this ‘man’s world’ I now find myself in!”), she has channelled that craftsmanship into a luxury brand sold in 15 countries. Her embellished

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