The obsessive aesthetic research, combined with the practically and ultra-modern style of the bags, are inspired by an intelligent elegant woman, efficient and demanding while at the same time ultra-feminine, a super-practical, modern traveler devoid of nostalgia. Elena is convinced that the bags is one of the objects that best discloses a woman’s innate charm.
Elena Ghisellini was born in Genoa. At school, she already showed a passion for fashion, especially leather-working. She graduated from the European Design Institute in Rome with honours and was recognised as the most talented student of the year. Her transition from school to professional life happened quickly. She began her career working for one of the major designers of the time, Trussardi. Besides enjoying the creative flair of Nicola Trussardi, here she was able to gain expertise and experience in the very best of Italian craftsmanship first-hand; she also learned the most difficult manufacturing techniques and how to use the highest-quality materials. After eight years, she joined Salvatore Ferragamo as head of their leather goods division. Her experience with Italian know-how then grew to include product internationalization. The collections produced were extensive and included all categories of accessories, from small leather goods and objects to bags. Her twelve years at this position were marked by a passion for craftsmanship and internationalization. The natural outcome of her time with Salvatore Ferragamo was yet another adventure. In 2003, Elena Ghisellini opened her own design firm in Florence. In addition to working with many illustrious brands, she also paired up with the creative stylist Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, for whom she created a line of extremely successful accessories. She was recently appointed Head Accessory Designer of Emilio Pucci. However, the most important part of her work involves her own collection, Elena Ghisellini.
Do not call them accessories: Elena Ghisellini’s creations are symbols, archetypes—sometimes even fetishes. They are designed to become a part of a women’s life; they are accent pieces to her elegance, personality and irony. It all stems from one specific idea: to create love at first sight and spark an overwhelming desire. As result, each bag, each object, possesses a profound and warm sensuality,