Interview and Photography: Kazeem Kuteyi
Elia grew up in a small town in Italy with an estimated of population of 45,000. Most of the people in this town including his family worked in the business of shoes. Elia on the other hand had his interests in science and engineering.
He would spend countless nights learning how to develop software and found himself studying how to build cloud systems at Syracuse University. Presently, he helps brands like Alyx, No Vacancy Inn and Infinite Archives on web design projects and works on creative direction with A$AP, Converse and breakout Compton artist, Buddy.
For our conversation, which took place at his friend’s place in Los Angeles, we talked about his early upbringing, the relationship between technology and fashion and how he wants to change the world through his work.