Stalked: Elisa Sanna, Emerging Fashion Designer
25 January 2016
I recently stumbled across the talented Elisa Sanna, an Italian born fashion designer who started her career in fashion through the world of tailoring at a very young age and this has stayed with her ever since. Her 2016 collection represent elegant women who embrace their femininity with the clothes that they wear. I caught up with her to find out more about this exciting designer and whats in store.
What is your latest collection about?
For this collection I decided to use natural fibres, like nettle, soie, hemp and silk. The collection represents the woman in her all sensuality and elegance. Is a ultra feminine collection, that emphasised the shapes of the body. It is made for a woman sure of herself, that loves quality and that loves unique and research dresses.
Describe a typical day.
My days are very different. I am lucky to have a creative work because every day I have something different and new to do. My work is not just about the creation, I manage every single part of my work. I mainly see about the creativity part but I also administrate the business part and work about proposal and collaboration request; but basically I pass my days in the tailoring making research materials, drawing sketches and sewing prototypes of new dresses with the seamstress.
Best advice anyone has ever given you?
Probably it could seems banal, but the best advice is just to continue in what I believe in.
What has been you best moment since starting up your brand?
My best moments are when people see my dresses and their eyes light up. These are my best moments, because I realize that my creations are not just beautiful to me, but people love them too. This is the dream of my life, so this is one of the most important part of my work, see people who wear my collection.
What are you working on now?
I am constantly looking for new and innovative fabrics. I just use natural fabrics for my collection, the main fabrics I use are made with soie, nettle, hemp and silk so actually I am constantly on the research of new materials to use. I like the concept of these fabrics, because these fibers are untreated by chemical procedures that modify their structure. I am constantly looking for new and innovative natural fabrics to use for my creations. So actually I am working on this and on my Paris and Milan spring sell.
If you could live in another country or city where would it be and why?
I would love to live in Paris. Is romantic, young and is an eternal city. I love the spirit of Paris. Is the same of my dresses. They both are charming, elegant and unique.
Which items can you not live without?
I can't live without heels and comfortable sneakers!