New On The Catwalk

Elisa Palomino

Elisa Palomino began a passionate love affair with fashion while rummaging through her eccentric grandmother’s house and stumbling upon all sorts of strange and exotic accouterments. From playing dress-up in the attic to getting a masters from Central Saint Martins College of Art, Elisa followed her heart and it lead to the catwalk.

" The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it."

Diana Vreeland

Before flying solo, elisa worked at moschino. her already very refined sense of whimsy went well with the boldly irreverent style of this unique italian institution. afterwards she moved to paris where she served as the head of studio at John galliano and also collaborated with the christian dior’s haute couture department.

" The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines. it must accompany its wearer and when a woman smiles the dress must smile with her."


In 2008 Elisa left the “old continent” to become vice president of design for Diane Von Furstenberg in New York City. Armed with her valuable international and high-level experiences elisa decided that it was time to give a platform to her own distinctive craft in February 2011, when she introduced her first gorgeous and exotic collection that is heavily influenced by the colors and prints of Japonisme.

  • Elisa Palomino Interview

    ___ What is a motto that you live your life by or a Quote that inspires you?

    A quote from Claudio Monteverdi comes to mind, “ The end of all good music is to affect the soul.”

    I like to adapt the quote to: that fashion, in the end, should affect the soul.

    ___ What is the one sentence that describes what fashion means to you?

    Fashion is an everyday expression of beauty.

    ___ If you could design anything else other than fashion, what would it be?

    Costumes for a baroque opera.

    ___ What is your most favorite piece of clothing or accessory in your closet?

    Any one of my vintage flowers.

    ___ Many designers today say that fashion is a kind of storytelling. If so, what story were you tell- ing with your last collection?

    The legend of persephone, the eternal spring and her descent to the underworld.

    ___ What is your favorite color and why?

    Antique rose—it is really sensual and flattering on a brunette.