Founders and designers
Ksenia and Maria are the creative duo behind VU.
Ksenia Odintsova graduated with an MA in Strategic Fashion Marketing from the London College of Fashion, where she had previously completed a BA in Womenswear. During her time in London, she undertook internships in various areas of fashion industry at brands including Meadham Kirchhoff, Giles and DE LA WU.
Maria Slednikova graduated from the Saint Petersburg Art and Industry Academy with degree in Ceramic and Glass Art. She then continued her education in Italy, honing her skills and earning experience within an energising, multicultural environment.
In 2018, Ksenia and Maria decided to join forces, creating VU.