SVETLANA ZAKHARINA is the owner and lead designer at Alean’s Bridal, and brings a kaleidoscope of creative insight and a visionary approach to fashion and beauty. Her roots of special-occasion designing are the seeds she first planted in her creative career over 20 years ago in Russia.
Svetlana’s career has gone way beyond her background, expanding to becoming devoted to enabling women to explore their beauty, and creating the most magnificent gowns for them for their wedding day.
Her sole purpose is to bring all her dreams and desires into the real world of fashion for others to experience and enjoy. She is passionate about connecting with all the special women who also thrive off the bliss and beauty that creative life has to offer. She views her custom gowns as creations, pieces of art that complement and enhance the looks of her customers.
Svetlana guides her clients at every step, whether in choosing from among the ready-to-wear brands that she has at her store, or in personally conducting every fitting and assisting in making all choices for her custom made gowns, doing much more than helping in the dress design and selection.
Currently, besides being a successful entrepreneur, she is also a valuable adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and LIM College in New York City.