Bags To Be Had | Elena Ghisellini
Her name may not be instantly recognizable, but her designs will certainly ring a bell. Ghisellini began her career at some of the top luxury design houses. She left a strong imprint at Salvatore Ferragamo, where she spent eight years. She also paired up with creative stylist Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, creating a line of successful accessories. In fact, the Nightingale and Antigona bags from Givenchy were designed by Ghisellini. She was also recently appointed head accessory designer for Emilio Pucci.
For the elegant and strong woman, Ghisellini seeks to highlight a woman’s femininity through her designs. Felina, her signature design, is supposed to resemble the face of a cat. “Women share with felines an independent attitude mixed with sensuousness and femininity.”
For Fall/Winter 2015, the influence of art and nature translates the collection with fetish-punk elements and romantic colorways, graphic-urban details and sensuality. Ghisellini aims to transform shapes, colours and materials into contemporary contrasts, toying with the characteristics of the contemporary woman.
“True modernity is knowing how to make fine products, of timeless elegance, that also succeed in facilitating the lives of those who use them.” There is so much to these bags than just what immediately catches the eye – the quality of craftsmanship impeccable, the luxurious leathers buttery soft.
“I believe a lot in my product… It is important to have a product that you immediately recognize. I do not want to be commercial, I want to be unique.” As a result, each bag possess a profound sensuality; a quality that transcends boundaries with its sophisticated symbolism. And they never look back, narrating modernity and the changes that are advancing.