ABOUT

Elaine is an American fashion & apparel designer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With dual Bachelor’s degrees in Fashion Design & Printmaking, she is interested in the intersection of personal style & fine art. Among numerous showcases and collaborations in the Pittsburgh area, she recently presented her Fall/Winter 2018 collection at Vancouver Fashion Week. Inspirations include texture & modification of raw materials, the human body & organic forms, technology & mapping, repetition & sound. Through her Spring/Summer 2019 collection, she continues to push boundaries through experimentation with technical textiles and surface manipulations.

  Photo by Sara Lacroix

Photo by Sara Lacroix

Elaine maintains multiple brand identities for her creative work. VIXENSCREAM houses higher-end luxury styles for the minimal bohemian, while YAYSAYERS exists as a vintage/rework shop & creative studio. Her personal style can be described as an amalgamation of witches, feminists of the 90’s, and Pretty Pretty Princess.

AWARDS / MEMBERSHIPS

"Best of Show" for Senior Collection, 2012-2013 academic year
"Best Overall Collection" for Senior Collection, 2012-2013 academic year
"Best Portfolio" for Senior Collection, 2012-2013 academic year

Fashion Group International - Pittsburgh Chapter
RAW Pittsburgh Artist in Fashion Design