Following a two and a half year stint as fashion assistant at Dazed and Confused from 1997, working with Katie Grand, Simon Robins and Cathy Edwards,  Aleksandra went on to acquire Vogue experience with  Tiina Laakonen and George Cortina. Seeking further creativity she met animator Jan Svankmajer in Prague and worked with Russell Sage in London where she met stylist Camille Bidault Waddington. Sharing her passion for colour and kookiness, Aleksandra assisted Camille whilst studying  

womenswear design on the prestigious MA at Central St. Martins. Following the MA, where Aleksandra honed her idiosyncratic approach, she went to work as design assistant to Susanne Deeken as well as designing her own line of unique pieces and illustrations for editorial, exhibitions and clients. Her eastern European heritage continues to inform her work.

         
Fashion Director EXIT MAGAZINE (Styling and Creative Direction - ongoing)   Photographers include RICHARD BUSH, CHRIS BROOKS, NICHOLAI FISCHER, TODD HIDO, ANNELISE HOWARD PHILLIPPS (BLINKK), CHRYSTEL LEBAS, RAYMOND MEEKS, JOHN MIDGLEY, OLA RINDAL, AMBER ROWLANDS, LINA SCHEYNIUS, JOHN SPINKS
       
Styling EXIT, JAPANESE VOGUE, AMERICAN VOGUE, SUNDAY TIMES STYLE, THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY    
         
Consultancy VANESSA BRUNO, DAKS, TOPSHOP, B STORE   Illustrations and Print Design CLEMENTS RIBEIRO, HUGO BOSS, DAKS
       
Advertising including PAUL SMITH, ADIDAS, EUROSTAR, SAATCHI AND SAATCHI, BBH, ABBOTT MEAD VICKERS, HARRIMAN STEEL      
    Accessories
  • COUTURE HOSIERY FOR PETER JENSEN, ROKSANDER ILINCIC, HEATHERETTE, BJORK
       
Installations SHOWSTUDIO, B STORE, COCO DE MER    
  • ACCESSORIES FOR RICHARD NICOLL, PETER JENSEN, ALISTAIR CARR, KYLIE MINOGUE
       
Exhibitions FOSTER ART GALLERY AND MAISON BERTAUX    
  • TOPSHOP (CUSTOMISING AND ILLUSTRATING GARMENTS FOR TOPSHOP UNIQUE EXHIBITION AND ALEKSANDRA OLENSKA FOR TOPSHOP SHOE LINE)
       
Teaching INSTITUTO MARANGONI, CENTRAL ST. MARTINS    
         
Work Featured in W, 10, VOGUE ITALIA, BRITISH VOGUE, SELF SERVICE, HARPERS, NYLON, TATLER, EXIT, ELLE, THE TELEGRAPH      
    ALEKSANDRA IS CURRENTLY BASED IN LONDON AND PARIS