Homegrown talent: Elisa Trombatore

Elisa at a desk in the Finsbury Park affordable workspace with a sewing machine in front of her, smiling at camera

Elisa graduated with a fashion MA from Central Saint Martins in 2021, and soon after founded her own fashion brand, Dreaming Eli. She tells us how working out of an affordable workspace in Finsbury Park has helped take her business to new heights

My business has found its home at Fashion Enter in Finsbury Park. It’s a social enterprise, and a brilliant place for learning and developing skills within the fashion and textiles industry.

I’m passionate about fashion and promoting values like empowerment, inclusivity and sustainability. I love working with like-minded people and giving opportunities to others who want to make their way in the fashion industry. Working at Fashion Enter has meant becoming part of such a great and diverse community, as I share the space with other creatives and small businesses.

I’ve also met some incredible students, who’ve joined our internship programmes and assisted us in the development of our collections.

In 2021 we made our debut at London Fashion Week, which was a real highlight for the team. Since then, we’ve been showcased two collections a year at London Fashion Week and our handmade, made-to-measure pieces have been featured in various magazines like Vogue Runway, I-D Italy, 10 magazine and the Evening Standard. They’ve also been worn by many celebrities, from Rita Ora to Zara Larsson!

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