ELENA VELEZ

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Elena is a recent graduate of Parsons School of Design with a dual focus on fashion design and creative entrepreneurship. Recently named by i-D magazine as one of ‘five under-the-radar designers to discover at NYFW’, her thesis collection was shown in September of 2018 at both New York Fashion Week, under the mentorship of VFiles, and London Fashion Week as a guest of the Swedish Fashion Council. Dressing celebrities like Grimes and Brooke Candy, her most recent collaborations include custom tour looks for the Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith national tour and for Ariana Grande’s Sweetner world tour. Featured in multiple Vogues, Business of Fashion, WWD, Office Magazine, Vice Media, Paper Magazine, and Dazed, her work has taken her around the world from Paris to Sydney, and finally New York where she currently resides.