Prior to DRESSX, Daria established Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days and More Dash. Called ‘Kiev Fashion’s Queen Bee’ by Vogue UK, Daria is famous for putting Ukraine on the world’s fashion map. Daria is featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe and BOF 500 Most Influential People lists.
Under Daria’s creative guidance, Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days quickly became the largest fashion event in the region. Shapovalova later crossed her fashion career into the education and technology industries. She established the Kiev Fashion Institute and a Fashion Tech Summit. There, she spearheaded discussions focused on bridging fashion with technology. As the next spin in her career, Daria moved to San Francisco, got an MBA, started a company in the United States, alongside her business partner Natalia Modenova, that became DRESSX