Throughout her late teens Albana worked at luxury department boutique Harvey Nichols. She spent her weekends working as a sales assistant in the beachwear and lingerie department whilst studying her Art & Design Foundation Course.
Ambitious and hardworking, she soon worked her way up the company to Stylist for the Style Concierge department and was later promoted to Senior Stylist. Being surrounded by a variety of designers, brands and products inspired her when itcame to designing and when she realised she could study a Lingerie/Swimwear specific Design course she knew it was exactly what she wanted to do.
She studied Fashion Contour at the prestigious London College of Fashion and it was in her final year of university that she created the idea behind her brand. Using her exceptional knowledge of fashion, trends and eye for detail, she began to design and develop the first collection of Swim by Alba.
Having always been career driven, she decided that she wanted to launch her very own luxury swimwear brand after her graduation.
Working as a freelance stylist propelled her and through listening to her clients’ needs and frustrations, Albana’s vision for the brand began.
Albana’s retail experiences exposed her to a variety of designers, brands and clients.
She now works freelance with a black book of over 50 high- profile clients in the sports industry. Her services include styling, wardrobe editing, event dressing and sourcing limited or exclusive pieces.