Valia Kastrouny was born on the 9th of August 1994, on the island of Paros. From a very young age she loved art and found ways to express herself through fashion design. During her studies in photography and audiovisual arts at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, she was given the opportunity to attend a semester of Fashion Design in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia in Italy. Apart from fashion design she also loves styling. You can find all of her personal fashion choices and opinions on her blog that she founded in 2013, named Kashion Blog. In December 2015 she won the Fashion Design Project by Athens Xclusive Designers Week and had the opportunity to present her first collection at the 19th AXDW.