Essère is born in the heart of Florence. A brand, an atelier, a way of thinking and creating. Ilaria Tolossi, founder and designer of the brand transforms your desires into… clothes. Handmade, Essère garments represent made in Italy.
From fabrics to packaging, from design to attention to detail: with passion and profession every day Ilaria creates must-haves to add to the wardrobe, timeless iconic pieces.
Color, prints and patterns become the protagonists of handmade garments, from design to manufacturing. Ilaria Tolossi, after studying fashion design, begins to take her first steps in the world of fashion working with some important names such as J.P. Gaultier, or as a designer for other fashion houses including Emilio Pucci.
The desire to create garments that carried her name in their hearts and in their style has always been with her, stayed with her, so much to come true: this is how Essère was born, a fresh and contemporary label that wants to dress women every day.
Kimono dresses with bright prints, which recall the art and elegance of unique and exclusive pieces; foulard skirts that play with patterns and fabrics, creating outfits in the name of lightness and femininity. And then again maxi dresses that wink at vintage, shirts embellished with rouches and details. Essère garments are so refined but at the same time functional and versatile to wear: during the day, in the evening, combined in contrast with sneakers or in combo with a nice pair of pumps or slingbacks.
The quality of the raw materials, together with the design and wearability of the garment, is an essential feature of the creations created by Ilaria Tolossi. Essère is a 100% made in Florence brand: the fabrics selected and chosen with great research and attention come not only from companies, but also from vintage fairs, from tailors or businesses that close, thus embracing a green and upcycling philosophy.
Make the difference, dress up the difference, discover the difference between “to be” and Essère. You will find here a special capsule collection of the made in Florence brand.