Torishéju Francesca Dumi’s initial perception of fashion was informed by her mother’s enamoured taste of 19th century décor and art, which she was constantly surrounded by in her family home growing up. Her Catholic upbringing plays a huge role throughout her work, religion and spirituality being constant running themes. Torishéju's ability to take historical research and infuse it with her interest of cultural anthropology, has allowed her to turn fantasy into realistic concepts for designs and garments. Through this extensive body of research, drawing from historical and present events throughout history and her personal life, bridging the gaps between fantasy and reality.
Torishéju studies MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins. She was selected for the Sarabande scholarship by photographer Sølve Sundsbø.