Born and raised in Vancouver, Elena’s passion for creative design and fashion is rooted in the West Coast with touches of European sophistication. Trained in fashion design at Instituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy, Elena’s years of technical and commercial fashion industry experience both in Canada, and internationally, show through in the quality and originality of her laser-cut leather art.
Working in contrasts, Elena blends traditional artisanal leather hand-finishing with contemporary technical innovations, like laser cutting and etching, to create exquisite, unique art pieces.
Painstaking attention is paid to every detail, as each piece is designed from an original hand-drawn pattern. It is then digitized and rough cut, or engraved using a laser cutter, then meticulously hand-finished by Elena at her Vancouver Island studio.
A range of designs, from intricate feminine lacy reveries to angular futurist styles, are available in white leather and distressed black leather.
Elena’s innovative leather jewellery is whimsical, delicate, and striking; her hand-made creations in leather are truly wearable art.