Leilane has been working, researching and teaching in the fashion field in Brazil, Italy and Japan for more than 15 years. She contributed to some of most reputable fashion educational institutions in San Paolo, Brazil before moving to Milan 2 years ago. As well as a Fashion Designer, she has worked for brands such as Vicunha, André Lima and Jogê. From 2004 to 2006 she was the creative director and the head of her namesake brand Lane Rigatto which was traded in San Paolo, Brazil and Tokyo, Japan. She has been a finalist as both a designer and an artist for Fashion Week and Sculpture contests in San Paolo. After various degrees in Fashion Design and another in Educational Practice she moved to Italy to finish her PhD in Fashion Design at Politecnico di Milano. She finished in June 2018.
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