Kalina started her professional interest in fashion, tailoring and design in 1994 – 1999 at the Technical School in Clothing "Ana May" in Plovdiv where she studied Technique and technology of clothing. There she obtained certified knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models along with knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication and sewing machines.
After finishing her professional education (and also attending College Diploma at University of National and World Economy) she started her first fashion position at Totally Erected Design Studio, known for its original and provocative urban style of clothes and accessories. Here she worked as Garment Technologist and Assistant Designer from 2008–2010. Her main responsibilities included developing products from the first fit to through to sealing, pattern cutting and alterations following fit, taking part in the development and production of limited series of designer garments and accessories, events sterling, liaising with factories and suppliers, artists, photographers, designers, models, dancers etc. with an accent on methods for showing, promoting, product demonstrations and selling techniques.
The most important stage in her professional career was the position of Garment Technologist and Designer at Aleko Konstantinov Satirical Theatre in Sofia, where she started in 2010. Through taking part in the whole lifecycle of plays (scenography, design and full costume design and manufacturing) she gained vast experience in tailoring, pattern making and construction, also combining extensive knowledge of the current styling trends and familiarity with fashion development in the past. At Satirical Theatre stage she is responsible for complex wardrobe design for different plays which include previous styles costumes that have complicated constructions and details that require profound knowledge of fashion history.
Aside from the above she has also kept busy with numerous personal projects; designing custom clothing and accessories for individuals, retailers, or theatrical, television, or film productions.
Now with 10 years of experience in the area of fashion and design Kalina has developed a reputation for quality tailoring accompanied with strong sense of taste and detail and is well known for her innovative, contemporary style.