About Elana


About instructor Elana Carello (Leanna)

A RISD graduate and fashion designer with over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, Carello has worked for such designers as Bill Blass and Adrienne Vittadini.  She has had her own business for over twenty years, and her Elana Carello sweaters were featured in the major motion picture The First Wives Club, and on the television shows Never Have I Ever, The Mindy Project, The Nanny, Oprah, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.  She created five courses in the RISD Continuing Ed Youth Program, and taught Senior Portfolio Presentation, Fashion Industry Sketching and Fashion Illustration at Mt. Ida College, in addition to Fashion Merchandising courses at Johnson & Wales.

100% of the students who complete their college's fashion design portfolio admissions project with Elana, gain admission to the college of their choice.

She was voted Best of RI fashion designer 2018 (Rhode Island Monthly)

You can shop her sweaters at Elana Carello Sweaters.