Ilya Shiyan started his designer career in 1980s. He graduated from Fashion College in Moscow and Textile Academy of Cotbus, Germany. Leather and fur still remain Shiyan’s favourite materials after all these years of experiments.
The designer has received a variety of titles and awards. He became a champion of Textile Academy in Cotbus in 1998 at the course «Design and modeling of clothes», in 1999 he was the laureate of the International contest of designers «New Souls and Style. Young Designer’s Fashion Marathon» and «Russian Fashion Week». In 2005 Shiyan received the order of Golden Star «Serving Art» for altruistic selfless serving art and revival of high spiritual ideals.