- By Jillian Magenheim -
Having a handbag that’s perfectly functional for our busy lives while being classic in shape and so fashion forward that you want to bring it with you for every occasion no matter what your ensemble may be, is a fantasy for women everywhere. Lucky for us, Elena Ghisellini has brought this dream to our reality, giving us the best of both worlds.
“True modernity is knowing how to make fine products, of timeless elegance, that also succeed in facilitating the lives of those who use them.”
Born in Genoa, Italy with a love of design clearly built into her DNA, Elena moved to Rome to study at the world famous design school, IED. After winning first prize for her designs, the flood gates opened to the world of big name designers as they eagerly ushered for her to join their teams. Having worked with a multitude of highly respectable brands, Elena was able to perfect her craft and build up quite the pedigree before stepping out to create her own line.
Designer Elena Ghisellini
Sensual and timeless while simultaneously bold and practical – Elena Ghisellini’s handbags are no doubt for the alpha female. Designed and produced by Elena and a small team in Florence, Italy, her use of sumptuous leathers in staying power colors and on trend shapes give her collections an edgey timeless appeal. For Spring 2013, her collection takes inspiration to the next level implementing her signature cat-like shape and transferring it to actual masks that can be detached from her handbags and worn like a glamazon superhero of the night.
“Women share with felines an independent attitude mixed with sensuousness and femininity.” – We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
Check out some of our favorites from the Spring 2013 collection:
Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Coordinator for Oliviapalermo.com. A New York City based editor, writer and blogger with a true love for fashion while remaining a foodie at heart. Follow her thoughts on Twitter @magenhaz