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Her Story

Slow and Steady

Over the years, ELISA C-ROSSOW has gradually but steadily grown as a small company all while maintaining Elisa’s slow fashion, think-local mentality toward luxury design and production.

Her Story | Elisa C-Rossow

From the very beginning of her brand in 2008, Elisa’s philosophy has been to create on a small scale and minimize waste in production and produce everything locally in Montreal. When creating her collections she is mindful of how each pattern is designed to minimize scraps of fabric. Not only are many of her pieces zero waste but she has innovated a circular economy within her production as her fabric scraps are turned into the paper used for her own labels.

Known just as well for her love of wearing black head-to-toe as her strong artistic identity and fundamental belief that less is more, Elisa never follows trends and creates sustainable style without seasonal contraints. A deliberate absence of colour has always been evident in her timeless and elevated collections.

Prior to moving to Canada from France, founding her brand shortly thereafter and later becoming a Canadian citizen, Elisa first explored high-end materials while working for a wedding dress maker in Nice. She went on to study in nouvelle couture at ESMOD Paris School of Fashion Design, where she graduated with honours.

It was there that Elisa had already imagined the core values of the brand. Values that conscious buyers will recognize as the polar opposite of fast-fashion.

Her Story | Elisa C-Rossow

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