Kira Plastinina is a Russian fashion designer who I've been following since she debuted in 2007. The amazing thing is that this fashion designer happens to be of the youngest in the business, and she's taking it by storm. By fourteen she was a brand, and by sixteen, she was selling her designs to celebrities like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears while opening stores all over the globe. She is the daughter of a prominent Russian businessman, so people often think that her success is only a product of her wealth. But, while her wealth did help her get her start, it is her talent that keeps her a true contender in the fashion world.
The link is of a 2008 article about her from New York Magazine, and below is a youtube video of her Fall 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week.