Profile In Style: Elisa Nalin

If you ever thought that you’d never pair a purple skirt with a yellow blouse, or a turquoise jacket with a red jumper, Elisa Nalin is here to prove you wrong!

Text: Mariannie Samara


Colour, colour and colour again, is the word that describes this high accomplished stylist and brand consultant. Elisa Nalin was born in Verona in Italy and she studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design, in Milan. After working for Costume national and for Samsonite shoes, she moved to Paris where she started her career as a stylist. Elisa has done editorial spreads for Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and Dazed and Confused. Benneton, Sessun and La Perla are only some of the globally known companies she has offered consulting services to.

Her sense of style is truly fashion forward. Nalin has a unique way of mixing colours, patterns and textures. Her colour blocking outfits make us think that her personality is as vivid and playful as her clothes are. She is nothing like a fashion cliché, since she always wears a big smile and rarely chooses black conservative outfits. It seems as if she popped out from an Andy Warhol’s painting!

Structured coats, pleated skirts, chunky neckpieces, funky sunglasses and luxurious clutches are her key items. Nalin’s wardrobe includes many pieces from Dries Van Noten, Marni, Lanvin and Pierre Hardy. “I’ve always been obsessed with colors, clothes, and things that were pretty -that is how I remember my outfits since I was 4 years old”, Elisa says.


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