Samurai warriors, chain mail, spears and head guards shaped as dragons’ jaws – Yana Markova’s illusory headwear is taking the worlds of fashion and entertainment by storm.
Yana Markova, who has always had a passion for headpieces and dramatic design, only ever creates one version of every hat or headpiece, meaning that every design is one-of-a-kind. The talented milliner, whose imagination is her number one tool, says she is often inspired by royal crowns, traditional Russian kokoshniks and kikas, head guards and Middle Eastern headbands.
Markova’s experience in accessories and jewellery design shines through in every design. Bold but intricately detailed, every headpiece tells its own unique story. Every headpiece is an object of art and Markova has become a trademark name for extraordinary, bespoke headwear in Russia and beyond.
Her headpieces have become extremely popular and have already been featured in many high fashion editorials in publications including: L’Officiel, Cabinet Del Art Magazine, Jute Magazine, L’étoile Magazine, HELLO! Russia and Invoise.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Markova has also begun to design stage costumes, after commissions from film-makers came flooding in. She recently created a range of exotic costumes and headpieces for the Mata Hari television series, which won praise at Cannes Film Festival.