Having graduated from Central St Martins with an MA, Elisa went on to work for some of the most prestigious names in fashion, including John Galliano, Christian Dior, Diane Von Furstenberg, Roberto Cavalli and Moschino.
She spent five years at Moschino, working on the print department and designing two collections for the Cheap and Chic line. She was then recruited by John Galliano and Christian Dior as Head of the Galliano Studio in one of the most creative fashion houses, where during seven years she was one of the principal actors in the creative process both at Galliano and Dior, in the pret-a-porter and haute-couture, womenswear, menswear and accessories collections. In 2007, she joined Roberto Cavalli as Studio Director before moving to New York in 2008 to work with Diane Von Furstenberg as the Vice President of Design .
Having collaborated with leading luxury labels and having held some of the most sought-after positions in fashion, Elisa decided to launch her own label in February 2010, during New York Fashion Week. Elisa worked on her own label for five consecutive seasons showing during New York, Milan, Rome, Madrid and London Fashion Week and securing twenty top international stockists.
At the same time Elisa has developed her other interest which is teaching and have inspired a new generation of fashion designers and fashion professionals through her work at University and with studio interns. Since 2002 Elisa has regularly held teaching positions across notable institutions such as Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, FIT, Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Shenkar College of Art, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, ESMOD, IED, BIFT etc. and judging panel positions at IT’S competition, MANGO and REMIX. Since 2012 Elisa directs the Fashion Print department at Central St Martins College of Art. As pathway leader for Fashion Print at C. St Martins, she has brought a passion as well as discipline from her years of industry experience and she has worked tirelessly to increase the overall level of excellence of the course.