"I am willing to share my memorable experience on fashion design major at BIFT International College with Elena Ryleeva . She is an excellent and professional professor I have ever met. With her help I have laid a solid foundation and acquired theoretical knowledge about different cultures and different clothing markets. She is definitely knowledgeable in sketching, draping, sewing and pattern drafting. The most memorable moments for me are those when we communicate on the creative process, and I have learned a variety of perspectives about fashion from her. She has deeply influenced me and inspired me to become a successful fashion designer in the future."


Phoebe Yang Pei , currently student of London College of Fashion,UK

See Phoebe Fashion Collection

"According to my mom, there is no a good school without good teachers. No doubt, I really do feel lucky and honored to meet such an awesome teacher as Elena. Elena has really challenged me a lot, helping me to rethink  my whole design from head to toe. She  has inspired me to love innovative pattern making and appreciate unique things. Thus, I would like to say many thanks to Elena for the effective mentor-ship of all my projects especially for her great support of my fashion collection Past Lessons | Future Protection shown in JFW 2014. To be honest, I was having tons of fun while making Fashion design collection under Elena guidance with all those discussions we have had that helped  me to dig more for who I am as a designer. As what our juniors said, we love you Elena."


Maria Valentina Lydia, Fashion Designer, Jakarta

See Maria Valentina Lydia debut at Jakarta Fashion Week

"I have had unforgettable experiences and feelings as student of Elena. She was my favorite teacher. She is very knowledgeable, and I remember that she has helped me a lot during my preparation of graduation collection. I think that Fashion design is a free profession as soon as anything can be the source of inspiration for a designer. At this point, Elena has never limited our thinking, moreover she has stimulated our creativity an inspired students to do their best. Apart of giving me detailed theoretical guidance, Elena has also instructed me how to solve various technical issues concerned with Fashion Design making. I have learned many things from Elena, including her unique concept of Fashion Design."


Sissi Liu Si Yu, Fashion Designer,China

See Sissi' Fashion Collection 2010

"Special thanks to Elena, a teacher you meet once in a lifetime. All of the great designers owe it to their teachers. Elena has been pushing and inspiring me to create a great collection; her innovative ideas and techniques have taught me a lot. Her suggestions and advices will makes you think twice, but in a good way. Creating my mini collection with her is a experience that will never be forgotten. Again, big thanks to Elena, for teaching me, and how I will ever repay you? :)"


Rachel Abygail, Fashion Design student, Jakarta

See Rachel Fashion Collection

"I just want to say; thank you so much for the support you have given me throughout my college year. I was going to give up on fashion school because of the burden. Luckily you came you broadened the meaning of fashion for me. Fashion becomes so interesting with you. I am really grateful to have a lecturer like you, Elena."





Cindy Elrika, Fashion Design student, Jakarta

See Cindy' works

"I choose to learn from the best. When it comes to learning about fashion, Elena Ryleeva is that person. She is skillful, humble, passionate, teaching from personal experience, and excited to show me the right way. Elena has been pushing me to create a wonderful collection with innovative ideas and techniques. Her advices, feedback, and supports really help me to improve my thinking to become a better designer. Thus, I would like to personally thank you for your efforts in teaching and guiding me throughout my mini collection class. You are indeed an inspiration to me. :)"


Marsha Marcella Tatang, currently student of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, LA, CA

See Marsha collection

"She’s a great teacher! That’s what I can say to describe Miss Elena. It is such an honor to meet and been taught by such a talented and creative teacher like her. She has a huge passion and she is really open minded. Elena taught me lots of great things and I had great experience with her in my collage year. I want to say thank you for supporting me and helping me whenever I am about to fail. I hope more and more people can experience learning fashion from you.."



Anita Natalia, student Fashion Design, Jakarta

See works of Anita

Zeena Al-Towayya
Information Technology, Marketing, Consultancy, Environment, Sustainability and Fashion Design

"I found Elena on LinkedIn after a long search for a sustainable fashion designer. It was a very nice surprise to see that she accepted my connection request. Not only that, Elena has become the most supportive person to my idea of starting a sustainable fashion design business in Oman. She accepted reviewing my business plan and gave me many valuable comments and suggestions. I really appreciate all the efforts she put into supporting me. Her opinion has been always of a great positive effect on me. Her support reflected a great deal of passion and adoration to Zero Waste and what she does in general. More than that, she has a wonderful website of amazing collections and interesting articles.

I would recommend Elena with closed eyes to any individual or organisation to deal with. She is indeed a fabulous person and designer."


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