PAULINA PETKOSKI (b. 1986) is first-generation born in the USA and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She holds her Bachelor of Fine Arts in International Fashion Design and her Associate of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from the Polimoda International Institute of Design in Florence, Italy and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Upon the debut of her graduate thesis collection under direction of Mr. Calvin Klein himself, she was recruited by the Creative Director of Diane von Furstenberg’s design team, and later worked for fashion brands including Isaac Mizrahi, Pamela Roland and Rachel Roy.
she returned to Detroit in 2014, Disenchanted with the state of the fashion industry, excited to explore the possibility she sees in the city and to pursue her mission in re-imagining the future of fashion.