Mikhail Panteleev was born and raised in Moscow, and comes from a long line of famous painters.
In an auspicious start, Misha’s first runway show in March 1995 marked the first ever fashion show staged in the Grand Kremlin Palace.
The following year he was invited to present his "Panteleev Collection" in Osaka, Japan. It was here that he was discovered by Yohji Yamamoto, who invited him to work in his atelier in Tokyo, focusing on the top women's wear line "Yohji Yamamoto Femmes".
In 2000 Misha founded his own brand "volga volga" together with modelist Shiori Kurushima. They currently work out of an atelier in Tokyo.
volga volga has been based in Tokyo since its establishment almost 20 years ago, and every year has presented men's and women's wear, including jewelry, shoes and bags, at Paris Fashion Week.
Designer Mikhail Panteleev and modelistShiori Kurushima collaborated with Rei Kawakubo, founder of Comme des Garçons, for 7 straight seasons, collaborating in the projects "10 Corso Como-Comme des Garçon" and "CONER" at the prestigious ISETAN department store.
With Misha's keen eye for design and love of sumptuous yet versatile fabrics and Shiori’s precise cutting and sewing, volga volga’s creations are for everyone who loves meticulously designed and well-crafted clothes that last.