Olena Luggassi is an Australian Fashion Designer, Illustrator and Educator. Growing up in Ukraine, at the age of five, Olena first developed her passion for design byplaying with paper dolls.
With a grandmother and a mother who loved to sew as a hobby, it was natural that she would grow up with the same passion.
From the age of 12, Olena was taught how to sew by her mother and her talent continued from there.After moving to Australia in 2000, Olena launched her own fashion line in 2005. Olena hasloads of enriching experience in designing, illustrating, making patterns apart from producing fashionable clothes by maintaining the highest degree of professionalism especially when it comes to its cut and finish. Thanks to her exemplary work, she has been a role model for many.
Olena is an expert in attention to detail, handwork and finishing techniques, an expert in the art of beading, embroidery and lace work, and in the construction of a perfect fit bodice.
Being a wonderful tutor, she has been imparting her skills and she is registering the presence of ever-increasing students who are taking lessons from her. Students are keen on learning the things in a quick and effective way. Today Olena lives on the Gold Coast, Australia, and offers online fashion illustration courses. She finds true joy in sharing her passion with others.
1995 Master of Education-Linguistics and a Secondary School Teacher
2004 Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design (Textiles, Clothing and Footwear)
2005 Certificate IV in TESOL
2006 Certificate IV in Small Business Management
2009 Certificate IV in Assessment and Training