Ina Soltani was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia. She always had a strong desire to leave her mark, creatively. Brutal war in Bosnia in 1992 caught her family by complete surprise. She was, at the time, an exchange student finishing high school in Southern California. For two years during the occupation of Bosnia Ina was completely cut off from her family and on her own in Los Angeles.
At 17, Ina Soltani put her design dreams on hold while she struggled to survive. After the war, she was reunited with her family, but chose to remain in the United States where she would further her education and found her career.
Over time she pursued a variety of design-related fields: film, acting, and jewelry design. Eventually she turned her energy to another theatrical pursuit: fashion. She subsequently graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and started her own label.
Ina Soltani’s signature cocktail dresses and evening gowns are studies in appreciation of the sleek and classical. Her designs are strongly inspired by the dramatic narratives of her homeland, its artisan’s traditions, and a deep appreciation of the arts and crafts world. Her collections are passionate and glamorous, filed with high drama and mystique.
The design of Ina’s clothes, are signified by her nomination for The Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award. Her designs have been worn by A-listers such as Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart, Carrie Underwood, and Jessica Beil.
Today, Ina Soltani devotes herself completely to her fledging and fast growing eponymous fashion label. She lives and works in Los Angeles.