Yana Flame Interview
Interview with multi award winner and famous Worldwide Artist Yana Flame. Designer Yana Flame Queen Couture and Executive Producer of Flame International Fashion and Art Festival.
‘Always thinking positively is the most successful way to a bright future.
– Yana, how can you manage to be successful and always be on TOP?
Being a successful businesswoman nowadays has become more popular, but it’s not as easy as everyone thinks !
I DON’T JUST DREAM ABOUT IT, I PUT IN FRONT OF ME UNREALISTIC GOALS AND I GO AND GET THEM WITH VIGOUR. AFTER EACH NEW STEP AND ACHIEVEMENT I ALWAYS SAY: “THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING, A GREAT FUTURE AWAITS ME”.
To be honest, at first, It’s a lot of hard work, you must invest all your time and energy into your goals, but the main thing is you must believe very strongly in yourself and follow your dreams.
I will say from personal experience as a person who has begun from the bare bones of life and eventually succeeded with my dreams. I have not only versatile talents but a very strong faith in myself and my Success!
A truly purposeful person is one for whom there are no barriers – Unstoppable me – ‘so everyone calls me’. I don’t know the meaning of impossible. Impossible =I’M POSSIBLE!!!
IF YOU CAN’T GET WHAT YOU WANT EVEN IF YOU HAVE TRIED MANY TIMES, NEVER GIVE UP! IF SOMETHING DOESN’T WORK CHANGE THE STRATEGY BUT NOT YOUR GOAL.
– Is it true you have two different sides to your character?
Yes, one side is my creative talents and my other side is my strong determination to be successful in business. It’s very hard to sacrifice one side for the other.
Like my real wishes are what I want to do and another what I must to do.
I mean my wishes about my art and design, when your soul is flying you want to create non stop crazy outlandish master pieces.
On my business side, I have so much responsibility to invest so much time and energy when I am Organizing Flame festivals to support young creative talents, and it’s like I am split into two different people with two different Powers.
On one side I am a soft romantic impressive dreamer and creator with calm and warm burning flame inside me, and the other is strong, indestructible, unstoppable, fiercely determined with strong crazy lightening storm energy inside me.
– Tell us a bit about your creative side?
I am an artist and fashion designer, my brand “Yana Flame Couture” has existed for several years in London and is now known and recognized internationally. I have taken part in international competitions and showcased my creative talent in art and fashion on big stages in many countries.
I always was a creative person since childhood. I did a lot of drawing and made dresses for all my dolls and helped my friends with advice in their style of clothing that I thought would suit them best.
In my family my grandmother was a fur tailor, my mother created and made all her outfits from patterns from the magazine Burda. From growing up in a creative family has helped me to become the creative artist that I am today. I learned and studied from them, I have them to thank for my current genius.
– How did you start your carrier as an artist?
When I moved to the UK 6 years ago all my creativity was bursting out of my heart and all my creative skills I gained since childhood came at the right time for me to express myself.
I created a lot of handcrafted gifts for my friends, family and clients. I did a lot of painted artworks and organized so many art exhibitions. I have plenty of private clients around the world who ask me to create a special painting for them. What inspired you to start your career as a fashion designer? Why do you create mainly evening dresses? In London traditionally, there are a lot of high class Balls. I get very inspired when I visited my first big Russian Ball in London; I have seen so many beautiful ball gowns. This was my inspiration. My first big step and great motivation came in 2017. I did create and tailored with my hands my first bespoke collection of evening dresses Bohemian Dreams in spring, and showcased them in Rome Fashion week where more then 120 designers from around the world were present. My collection was awarded 6th place in the Alta Moda category. It was the best memorable and motivational success in my life at the start of my art and fashion career. During 2017, I did create 5 different style collections from embroidered lingerie, casual creative day wear up to haute couture dresses and showcased them around the world so many times.
How did you go from fashion designer to become an event festival organizer?
The idea began after a successful experience in Rome, where I became so motivated to organize events personal to me as projects.
In the Autumn of 2017 I successfully organized my first project Festival Slavic Fashion Fill Rouge in Paris, and then in the summer of 2018 I did my second event in Italy; International festival – Italy Edition. At the end of the 2018 I put together my first production of my own Flame International Fashion and Art Festival in London.
In the last year in the city of London I held 3 more very successful editions of FIFAF19
I cannot believe what I have achieved so far, and I am so very proud.
I have already showcased 6 editions of Flame international festivals! Many people; hundreds of participants from over 50 countries have attended my festival projects. “It’s unbelievable! I am really so very proud of myself”.
– Tell us about the Flame Festival, please
Flame Festival is a young and ambitious project getting bigger and better each new season.
The project was created to support young talents from the sphere of Fashion and Art.
The festival always brought together our creative team and many participants from different nationalities from around the world: designers, artists of different singers and dancers, celebrities and international VIP guests.
– Yana, why did you decide to create this project?
I was inspired to create Flame as I intended to help young and unknown talents because I know from my own experience how difficult it is to break through when you are alone. Without support, without the finances and other factors but you have your main treasure – this is your talent – a priceless gift, what God gave to you since birth, this is why the world needs you to push forward towards your dream. I want to help make these dreams come true.
CONSTANTLY PEOPLE BELIEVE IN ALL THINGS BUT NOT IN THEMSELVES, THIS IS A HUGE MISTAKE.
Unfortunately, many talented people for various reasons do not have enough confidence and assertiveness to achieve their goals. I realised that my mission was to bring young and unknown talented people into the limelight. I decided to put together all the creative talents that I possess into one platform, called “Flame”, and to allow an opportunity for like-minded creative people to take the first step towards success and achieve something more in their life.
– What are your plans forward?
I am so excited about futures projects 2020 it’s my year and I have so many projects.
I will create some projects of course in London, also new projects coming in Marbella Spain, Italy and Dubai and other countries this year.
I want to bring the name of Flame to be more known worldwide and do my productions in other countries.
Also, I will have more time to concentrate on my art and design and will soon have an amazing collection of Art Work and New Bespoke Design.