Check our interview with the new bright star – Runway Model – IANA KORENKOVA who has been part of main events during the last Paris Fashion Week.
Can you please tell us a little about yourself?
My name is IANA KORENKOVA and my modelling nickname is Yani. I am from Russia. I am 24 years old. By my educationI am a chemist. But now I am traveling around the world and working as a model.
How did you get started and why are you so passionate in modelling carrier?
After I graduated my university I decided to try myself in modeling. I had been dreamed about it for many years, but my education was the first priority.
Modeling for me it is a dream job. I travel like crazy, meet new creative people every day and I can’t even explain how I enjoy the process of shooting.
Photo © Christina V Henningstad
How did you like the Paris fashion Week?
It’s something very special. It is not a secret that every model wants to be here. So, I can compare it with playing a roulette. You never know will you be lucky to take part in a show or not. It is very exciting and stressful at the same time.
Tell us about walking the runway in Paris fashion Week?
It’s rather hard to explain, I just enjoyed the magical feelings that I was in the centre of the fashion industry.
Whats the most important thing when you do a catwalk?
I think it’s to “feel” your outfit and the style and present it to the public the way it could be memorised.
How many shows did you take a part during the PFW?
Just 2, but it was my first fashion week, I am still developing my carrier and looking for my own way to present myself on the castings. I now more confident and I hope the next time I will have more experiences, and PFW will be much better for me. So I stay positive.
What is your most negative and positive experiences during the Paris fashion Week?
One of my positive experiences was to pose for paparazzi at the backstage before the show. I felt myself like a Hollywood star. The negative is to realise that you didn’t take part in show where they had the girl with the same type as you. It means that you performed poorly somewhere.
What is your favourite show you took a part in?
I took part only in Dawei and Moohong shows. I can’t compare them. The are both so nice and so unique and it is hard to say who is my favourite.
Whats your advice for the new models?
It is pretty hard to give an advices when you yourself just started doing it. But I think first of all you should understand what do you want to get from this job. Make a goal for yourself and then move forward to it step by step. And the most trite and at the same time right thing to remember never doubt in yourself.
How is your normal day looks like?
I don’t have a fixed schedule. It depends on my job, castings and the place where I am. But I always have 2 workouts every day. In the morning after my breakfast I love to swim or to run and then stretch my body. It usually takes 1 hour or so. And in the evening I always take dance classes or dance right infront of the mirror. I love it.
Do you have hobbies?
Yes, I can’t imagine myself spending a single day without dancing. I was doing a rhythmic gymnastics for 11 years and then I started to dance contemporary. It’s my real passion.
What is next for you?
I am waiting for my work visa for China. It’s a perfect place for a models to develop their portfolios and to earn money. By the way I think it is the most safe place for that moment.
Where one can follow you?
On Instagram @_shizoidnaya_
Photographer: Christina V Henningstad
Photographer Backstage: Olga Khlybova