1989 – 1993 Technological Fashion College, Khabarovsk, Russia
Specialized in women’s wear and a broad range of textiles including fur and tweed. Gained practical hands-on experience and spent the final year with a Moscow couture atelier.
1996 – 1999 Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, London
P/T course in textile design and fashion history.
1998 – 2001 Westminster Adult Education College
BTEC Diploma specializing in kiln crystal fusing, kiln formed glass, Venetian glass decoration, jewellery, sculpture and slumping.
2005 – 2006 Qualified as an artisan in precious gold/silver jewellery and precious embroideries - master level 3-UK/Japan/UAE
1995 – 1997 Working as first assistant at Atelier ‘Dima’ in Dubai a Textile & Embroidery Designer Couture local Maison, specializing in bridal and evening couture, Dubai.
1999 – 2004 Leading Concept Designer Multistore PETALS in Dubai for Couture & Lifestyle .
2007- 2009 Opening Memoires Dubai, a lifestyle couture house specializing in bespoke pieces ranging from haute décor to jewellery, handbags, garments, expecially dedicated to the luxury local and international Customers (Vip Clients: HRH PRINCESS RANJA OF JORDAN, HRH SHEIK ZAHID MAAKTOOM and Dubai’s royal Family) .
From July 2009 until now, Sergey Grinko established in Italy together with his partner Filippo Cocchetti, the Sergei Grinko S.r.l., an Italian LTD company, owned the name’s internationally registered Brand, which proposes a total look prêt-a-porter female line (garments and accessories), based on a very high level craftsman’s made in Italy finishing, joint with an innovative and always sophisticated touch that gives a special allure to every creation he does.
FASHION WORKING GOALS and COLLABORATIONS :
1999- Ascension for the king and Queen of Jordan, he designed the Ranya’s mantel
2006 - Buddha Bar Dubai - Jewelled chandeliers/textile décor and costumes for all the spectacles.
2007 - Turkish Bar, Palm Jumeira Dubai – textiles and costumes for theatrical spectacols.
2008 – November, Riga, Latvia: fashion show in joint project with the designer Zihad Ganhem, under the patronage of the local Chamber of Fashion
2009 March and September
Exibition in Milan Fashion Week- White Super Studio Più
Exibition in Paris Fashion Week- Atmosphere
Exibition in Las Vegas Fashion Week – The club
July, 22nd, – established SERGEI GRINKO S.r.l., owner of the international registered brand “Sergei Grinko”; shareholders: Sergei Grinko and Filippo Cocchetti. Legal representative, unique administrator and creative director: Sergei Grinko
2010 – March: Participation at the Alternative Baltic Fashion Week, sponsored by Moment’s and the Toronto Chamber of Fashion – Grand Final - winner Best Fashion designer 2010- President of the Jury: DIANA PERNET
- Opening first flagship store SERGEI GRINKO in Brescia, and a corner in Rome, via Margutta, at “NEW DESIGNERS Space”
- September: participation at Milano Fashion Week as independent Designer: fashion Show in Hollywood Lounge + press presentation of his first short movie:”Ophelia”
- October: nominee as lectures professor in Fashion Design Courses at NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts) Brescia, Milano, Shanghai
2011 – January: selected by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (Italian Chamber of Fashion) for the project N.U.D.E. (New Upcoming Designers). February: signed an exclusivity distribution contract with Guffanti Moda for ex USSR territories;
March: Sergei Grinko A/W 2011-2012 Fashion Show in the official Calendar of Milano Fashion Week, under the patronage and supported by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (Italian Chamber of Fashion) which allow the brand to make a real runway scheduled in the official calendar for a symbolic price of 5000,00, including, location, models and all the services.
Press presentation of his short movie: “Leoncavallo”;
Introduced and sold from now on, in highest researched Designers Multistore Store via Spiga 2 in Milan, owned and sponsored by Stefano Dolce & Domenico Gabbana
April: collaboration with the world-wide famous artist/photographer ALEJANDRO GOMEZ DE TUDDO (see: www.alejandrogomezdetuddo.com) for the realization of his project called “TRILOGY”, using garments from SS2012 Sergei Grinko Women’s Collection
May: Selected and totally sponsored by Aurora Fashion Week (St Petersburg Chamber of Fashion), together with other 2 Italian Brands COSTUME NATIONALE and FRANKIE MORELLO, as representatives of Italy in the Russia/Italy 2011 Year.
September: Sergei Grinko S/S 2012 Fashion Show in the official Calendar of Milano Fashion Week, under the patronage and supported by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (Italian Chamber of Fashion with his special project NUDE
Open Press Office in Milan c/o Studio Terenzi
October: licensed the brand for stockings and leggings with the famous Italian collants producer Ileana S.p.A. (licensing for Ives Saint Laurant, Missoni, Ferrè) under the logo “Ileana Calze for Sergei Grinko”
November: co-branding agreement with Islo-Isabella Lo Russo shoes, from which the Company will produce high-fashion shoes und the name “Sergei Grinko, by Isabella Lo Russo”
2012 February: 23rd Sergei Grinko Pre Show Party, in Milano, Corso Como 5, for the presentation of his short Movie “Inspired Story” participating on June 2012 to the next Fashion Film Festival in Los Angeles – (press and TV documentary on RAI and World Fashion TV),
27th Sergei Grinko Women A/W2012-2013 collection show in Milano, via San Luca 3, live performance of Viktoria Modesta and catwalk of Benedetta Barzini more than 1000 attendants - picture of the day in the front page of Vacouver Telegraph, on the UK Telegraph and on the Sidney Morning Telegraph. Nominee in the China Daily together with Giorgio Armani and Dolce Gabbana as the best Fashion show of Milan Fashion Week;
April,3rd chosen as one of the top leading designers, together with Garteh Pugh, Hussein Chalayan, Marios Schwab, Rick Owens, Stephen Jones, Issey Miyake, Holly Fulton, House of Holland, Lou Dalton and Mark Katrantzou (all confirmed) , to be inserted in the next publishing by Laurence King, ( London), 'Fashion Designer’s Sketch Books, part 2'
13th – Selected and totally sponsored by Aurora Fashion Week (St Petersburg Chamber of Fashion), together with ROCCO BAROCCO as representatives of Italy.
May, 2nd signed a distribution contract with Panorama Moda (panoramamoda.it) with no exclusivity for any territory in the world;
July, 25th, chosen by La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, (Los Angeles C.A. as one of the best upcoming designer fashion movie with “Inspired Story”
July, 26, & 27, 2013
September – Consultant design contract for a specific line of shoes and male and women accessories under the label SERGEI GRINKO FOR PAKERSON;
23rd : fashion party presentation of the capsule shoes collection Sergei Grinko for Pakerson, during Milan Fashion Week;
25th : Sergei Grinko women SS2013 fashion show in Milano, piazza Mercanti, at the attendance of all the highest personalities of the City, and of the region Lombardia and of the representatives of every international fashion magazine (Vogue, Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan; etc.)- front page with the end of the show’s picture on the “Il Corriere della Sera” daily newspaper and articles in which Sergei Grinko is considered the great phenomenon in Milan Fashion Week.
November, 5th , signed a contract of designing consulting with MARIO VALENTINO, for a specific line and collection of shoes and leather garments under the name MARIO VALENTINO FOR SERGEI GRINKO
January, 22nd: nominee as finalist of the competition “A Shaded View to Fashion Film” organized and directed by Mrs. DIANE PERNET
24th, signed a contract of designing consulting for the next 4 seasons with Colva Group, a fur and leather Italian Company (www.colva.it)
February, 24th Sergei Grinko womenswear fashion show scheduled in the mid of the Official calendar of Milan Fashion Week and specifically between Marni and Emporio Armani. Press and buyers attendance from all over the world (sse the press section in Sergei Grinko website, www.seregigrinko.com and check it for the web site on our Sergei Grinko facebook fun page.
March, invited and totally sponsored by Vancouver Fashion Week form 19-24th of March and by Warsaw Fashion Weekend on the 5th-7th April 2013 ;
April, chosen outfits from Grinko Fw2013-14 women’s collection by Brandon Maxwell, the Official Stylist of Lady Gaga, for dressing her up
May, signed a new distribution contract with AF DISTRIBUTION S.A. (AVISTA)
+ Featured in newspapers, magazines & websites: Alef magazine, Drama Magazine, Skin magazine, China Daily, FashionCapital, Femme, Style Italia, Delfi Woman, Grazia, Collezioni 2010,/2011/2012 +Accessoires 2009, Wund, Vogue Germany, Vogue Italia, DREW, NOTION MAGAZINE Marie Claire, and others.
+ TV appearances include: Dubai One, Sama Dubai, Moscow TNT channel, Living channel UK and World Fashion Channel.
Fashion shows & sales campaign
Contacts & showrooms
Guffanti Concept Showroom
via F. Corridoni 37
20122 Milan, Italy
Barbieri & Ridet
corso di Porta Romana, 98