Russian Socialite Turned Editor Dasha Zhukova Launches Cult Fashion Mag
The cultural philanthropist features avant garde artists and cutting edge style in her newest venture, GARAGE Magazine.
Even if you haven’t heard of Dasha Zhukova, if you work in a creative field chances are you’ve at some point crossed paths with one of her game-changing projects. In 2006, the Russian “socialite, celebutante, philanthropist, entrepreneur, fashion designer, and magazine editor” co-founded the fashion label Kova & T with her childhood friend Christina Tang. Since then she maintains an active role in the creative direction of the company, which has been part of a very successful and ongoing collaboration with Urban Outfitters. In 2008, Zhukova then founded the IRIS Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting contemporary culture, through which she and International Coordinator Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst launched The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, a prominent and much needed venue for modern and contemporary art. In February 2009, Zhukova was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Pop Magazine, before leaving that position in 2010 t0 become a member of the board of trustees of LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art).