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.
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