For Elena a bag is a shell. A shell is usually perceived as a hard and rigid boundary between exterior and interior, public and private but a handbag represents a different kind of shell: a malleable one. It’s a shell that protects, hides, secures, organizes, separates and sometimes traps or even devours objects.
Elena has created three collections: the Leather Collection, a collection for all day use, especially designed for women who follow their own style; and the Canvas Collection, a large minimal canvas bag inspired by the bright colors of the Greek islands and perfect for summer holidays and the One of a Kind Colleciton.
A wide range of materials are used, from suede and leather to fabrics and metal, creating a contrast between textures and hues. Combined within a clear geometric outline, fabrics woven in different ways, smooth or textured, are used; details refer to traditional designs of other times and places, or hint to imaginary origins. Elena’s aim is always to balance opposing forces. Even if there are resemblances between items in shape, color or size, no single model is repeated as an exact replica of a previous one.