Mel Kotelova is a Fashion Designer based in New York City. She completed her degree with the Fashion Institute of Technology and began retailing her designs under the LLC KOTELOVA. Her focus is on women's collection pieces and luxury basics. Her designs begin with high end fabrics and she often finds inspiration in art and architecture. Her background in painting and love for drawing is echoed throughout her sketches and designs as she builds each piece to accentuate the body and draw the eye as she sees fit. Aside from sketching, she is also highly proficient in draping on a form, particularly with silk. She is also trained in couture sewing techniques and leather.
Kotelova has worked with many companies including Tommy Hilfiger, Swarovski, Shiraleah, Club Monaco, AllSaints and Legs Media. Her expertise within the fashion industry ranges from retail and styling to marketing, web design and retouching.
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