Project Runway Season 19 Kristina Kharlashkina Head Shot

Kristina Kharlashkina

New York, NY

Age: 33

Growing up in Russia, Kristina Kharlashkina was instilled with a strong work ethic by her rocket scientist father and teacher mother, who encouraged her to love art. Originally, she trained and competed as a ballroom dancer and has always loved how a costume could elevate a performance. Ultimately, she knew she was destined for a career in fashion, and her background in dance influenced her beautiful, wearable aesthetic. Kristina was awarded a scholarship and graduated from one of the best arts schools in the world, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. With her master’s in fashion, she moved to New York City and worked for top designers such as Carolina Herrara, Tom Ford, Celine, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. Her line is all about “tomorrow’s fashion,” focusing on playful and modern designs.