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
- Take three to four squashed olives and apply it onto the skin and allow it dry
- Tea tree oil as an all natural anti-bacterial agent
- 7 years ago in the Hamlet of Effingham
- It does not leave my skin feeling dry, limited, or irritated
- What does it indicate to be beautiful on the inside
Leaving IMG in ’09 2009 and signing with Women Management, That September Strokous transferred into the next phase of her career with an enormous ready-to-wear season. Closing the Spring / Summer Marni show, she also walked for Bottega Veneta, Louise Goldin, Nina Ricci, and Versus. Appearing in shows for a number of new designers, Strokous made important – and lasting – connections.
Her runway success translated into marketing campaign bookings, and in early 2010, Strokous was announced as one of the real faces of D&G. Daria also appeared in her first editorial for Italian Vogue, appearing in the now-famous Steven Meisel shoot, ‘Runway’. Featuring every style of note, Strokous proved helpful set up faces alongside, echoing Meisel’s school of thought of providing new talents amazing opportunities to stand out. The Italian Vogue effect demonstrated in Daria’s next RTW season, which added Gareth Pugh, Fendi, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, and Prabal Gurung to Strokous’ list of credits.
Mixing the classic labels with the avant-garde, Strokous had obviously staked her claim to be noticed. May 2010 saw Daria takes to the cover of Italian Vogue. Sharing the honors with Kirsi Pyrhonen, the cover, ‘Top Glam’, was a show-stopper. Choosing to body the models off-centre and in profile, photographer Steven Meisel broke the cardinal guidelines of magazine covers, however the result was arresting. Literally a sideways glance at how high-fashion interprets glamour Quite, this cover put Daria in a different league.
Sure enough, in Autumn 2010, Daria became one of the faces of the latest Prada marketing campaign. If there is a good time to become Prada girl ever, this was it. The headline-grabbing collection was created for (and required) a complete new kind of woman. The vintage look, with curve-enhancing dresses and cats-eye eyeglasses, got everyone’s attention.