Born in Russia on the 25th of September 1990, Daria Strokous signed with IMG in 2007. She made her catwalk debut the same calendar year, appearing in shows for Prada and Marni. Joining names such as Natasha Natalia and Poly Vodianova, Daria became the latest in several Eastern-European models who were taking the fashion industry by storm. Including Daria’s native Russia, while others talked of recession, the new leagues of super-rich were eating high-fashion in high numbers seriously. This new group of fashion consumers would not only prove important in years to come but downright crucial in maintaining high-fashion’s survival.
Daria, by association, noticed her star begins to rise. Appearing for Prada Sport in 2008, Strokous started what would turn into a long-standing relationship with the label Jil Sander when she shut their Autumn / Winter show in February. In March 2008, she landed on the cover of Russian Harper’s Bazaar.
Appearing with other Russian models, the cover celebrated that which was already a recognized trend. Its effect now could be felt even, with sets of models still making it big: France, Holland, Australia, and America have all seen their home-grown skill to be successful on the international stage. Daria started carving a multi-platform career, with her first couture show in July. Walking for Givenchy, it was a perfect first move into the world of haute couture, within a year and, she could add Elie Saab, Armani Valentino, and Price to her CV.
- There is a threat of depression