Elena Ghisellini was born in Genoa.
She graduated with honours from the IED, Istituto Europeo del Design, and was acknowledged as the most talented student of the year.
She began her career working for Trussardi and after eight years, she joined Salvatore Ferragamo as head of their Leather Goods division.
The collections produced were extensive and included all categories of accessories.
In 2003, Elena Ghisellini opened her namesake label in Florence. That same year she joined Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy as Head Accessory Designer, a position that she held for 9 years.
After the experience with Tisci, Elena moved to Emilio Pucci, again as Head Accessory Designer. In addition to her own label, she currently acts as a consultant for many other renowned luxury brands including Tod’s.
Highly esteemed in the international press and headhunted by leading fashion houses to create new product lines, Elena Ghisellini was nominated by The New York Times as one of the four best designers in the world for the artistic management of fashion companies.