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Ela’s career started out as a design assistant, but after about 1 year, quickly transitioned into patternmaking as I felt much more comfortable interpreting designs than coming up with the concepts to begin with. She found that she could actually get lost in the pattern process, and was captivated with the amazing flow and energy she got when created patterns/styles.

With modern technology changing the way so many industries operate is only a matter of time before the fashion industry changes. We have seen some change but not like others, as the fashion industry is still quite a hands on business. However possibilities such as 3D software, and how that can help us to cut down on the amount of samples made before we make a physical sample, is where Ela’s current area of career development is headed.