Kira Plastinina is a fashion designer and entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in the fashion retail industry. She is the founder of Kira Plastinina Style, a large retail chain headquartered in Moscow with stores across Russia and neighboring countries. She has launched successful brands in both mass-market and luxury segments, and her designs have been worn by celebrities and trendsetters including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Georgia May Jagger, Karlie Kloss, and Debby Ryan, among many others. Kira presented her collections at New York, Milan and Moscow Fashion Weeks and has been named Designer of the Year by Glamour Russia in 2008 and 2014. She graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, and then earned her MBA from Columbia Business School in New York. Since then, she returned to SMU as an Adjunct Professor teaching fashion courses in the Fashion Media department in the the Meadows School of the Arts.