Growing up in an artistic environment developed Mila's skills and interests in design. She attended CLAUDE WATSON SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS where she designed, danced, acted, and played music. She was taught creativity and finishing from her family's Couture based company NATALI B., and EXCLUSIVE DRAPERY BY NATALI B where she assisted on luxury projects in Italy, Chicago, Texas, Miami and Monaco. She honed her business skills from the FASHION DESIGN program at RYERSON UNIVERSITY and the UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND in the U.K., graduating in 2000 with a B.A.
In 1996 WATCH Magazine placed her first in a design competition winning her a placement at DAMZELS IN THE DRESS. Since then she has attracted media such as FT CHANNEL, ELLE CANADA, CANADIAN LIVING, FASHION 411, ROGERS TV, FASHIONWATCH.COM, GLOW, CITY TV'S OH LA LA, BREAKFAST TELEVISION, WOMEN'S TELEVISION NETWORK'S GIRL TALK, CBC'S REAL TIME, THE TORONTO STAR, THE TORONTO SUN, SPORTS WEAR INTERATIONAL, THE NATIONAL POST, HIVE, NUVO, STRUT, TORONTO FASHION, FLARE and many more publications.
In 2004 Mila's own line of clothing won her first place in the TORONTO FASHION INCUBATOR'S NEW LABELS competition labeling her BEST NEW CANADIAN DESIGNER, and securing a spot for her in a one hour Documentary that was featured on LIFE NETWORK.
STELLA ARTOIS and THE FASHION DESIGN COUNCIL OF CANADA then sponsored her 2005 collection that was sold in TORONTO, MOTREAL, MIAMI and VANCOUVER, and was worn by arists such as ALICIA KEYS, EVE and BYORK.
Over the last eight years Mila has been focusing on styling and custom design.
Clients include :
TV - CBC’s THE GOODS
Magazines - OXYGEN and MUSCLE MEMORY
PRIVATE CLIENTS - Styling celebrity clients in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Miami and Toronto.
“My focus is always the client”. Mila Yudina
With her strong design foundation Mila decided to expand her company into the world of Interior Design. For a decade Mila has been focusing on home design, furniture design, styling and custom design for private clients, and restaurants. Mila has a licensed team which works with her to provide the ability to Design, Renovate/Build, GC, and Furnish any space. She has built her business on word-of-mouth with luxury clients that come back to her for multiple projects year after year. This uber creative and business minded Designer believes that each client deserves original, well executed, custom work.
In 2016 Mila partnered with WINGON TRADING in HONG KONG to design and create a line of custom furnishings and accessories for the home. Branded under MDG IDEA LAB, the company has designed custom pieces for Mila’s luxury clientele.
In 2015 Mila began designing projects with small boutique builders and developers such as:
TROLLEYBUS URBAN DEVELOPMENT - Developers with a focus on greater Toronto. Lead Interior Designer and GC on the Head office Commercial space. Interior Design on multiple developments.
BRIAR TOWNS - Lead Interior Designer on 28 luxury Townhomes at Bayview and Shepard.
BLOOMFIELD HOMES INC - A boutique builder focusing on affordable luxury. Lead Interior Designer on multiple projects, Head office Design.