Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Anfisa received a bachelors of science degree in fashion design with a minor in business in May 2011.
While at Philadelphia University, she traveled to India to study emerging markets, China to learn about international product manufacturing, and Italy where she was mentored in fashion design and illustration.
At Marko International Incorporated and New Line Fabrics in Huntingdon Valley, PA she worked as a Russian/English interpreter and textile design assistant. She held a summer apprenticeship at Northern Furs in New York, NY where she learned millinery and fur design, and an internship at Tommy Hilfiger in New York, NY where she worked under the head womenswear knitwear designer in the specialty retail design division.
Upon graduation she assisted the women's design team with Nautica's International and Domestic Wholesale product lines. Anfisa currently works on the color team at Eileen Fisher where she facilitates all aspects of the color process, from creative to technical, with an emphasis on trend, color development, and textiles.
Anfisa's garments and illustrations have been featured in several area publications and exhibitions: American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Reception, Philadelphia’s Phashion Phest, Philadelphia’s first annual Fashion Week, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Macy's display window, several WHYY newsworks interviews, the 2011 Philadelphia International Flower Show, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Women's Wear Daily, Worth Global Style Network, local Philadelphia fashion blogs, and SBS TV's "Fashion Kings" series.
Anfisa has received two design scholarships: a YMA FSF national scholarship in 2010, and was selected as one of eight finalists for the national Geoffrey Beene Scholarship in 2011. At "The Visionaires" fashion show held at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia in May 2011, Fashion Industry Association awarded her designs the "Most Creative" and "Best in Show" distinctions.
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- Hand and machine sewing
- fur design
- fabric manipulation
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Bridge
- Adobe InDesign
- Gerber AccuMark System
- X-rite Photospectrometer
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Fluent in: English; Russian