Bag designer Elena Ghisellini got her start at Trussardi, an innovative school that taught her the best of traditional and cutting-edge techniques in the leather goods sector before perfecting her skills with Salvatore Ferragamo. Ghisellini currently divides her time between Florence, where she has her own design studio for the development of her own range, and Paris where she designs and supervises Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci’s leather accessories collections.
What’s hot right now?
To have something that has been firstly studied. To carry out its function in a better way without thinking of appearance first. For a better life.
Which city is most interesting for its fashion atmosphere?
Every city where one is able to see and find something.
What’s a spring/summer ’10 must-have item?
Only the thing that makes you feel wonderful.
What’s your favorite fashion item ever?
Shoes, shoes, and always shoes. But also one bag from my last collection
What’s your favorite store?
Flair in Florence, the city where I live. It makes me happy every morning to see their showcase with their beautiful choice of furniture and objects.