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Ph.D. in History of European Society, since 2009 she taught “Contemporary history” and “Fashion History” at the University of Milan; from 2013 she is enabled as associate professor. From 2004 to 2014 she has been ANVUR auditor on various subjects: fashion, sports and women history. Apart from her expertise in the history of fashion, she is also an expert on the history of the city and the territory. President of the cultural association Memoria & Progetto, she has been editor of various collections of books and conferences, she also collaborated with many brands in managing their historical archives and enhancing their heritage: Rinascente, Missoni, Fiorucci, Ferragamo, Curiel, Giorgio Correggiari, Biki, Jole Veneziani, Germana Marucelli, Italo Sport, Sergio Tacchini, Andrea Pfister, Calzoleria Rivolta, Sutor Mantellassi, Barbara Vitti, Walter Albini, Alberto Lattuada.
Fashion design:designing clothes, accessories and lifestyles
The fashion system is a huge, articulated and sometimes unpredictable territory, where a sense for the classics manages to find common ground with the extremes of experimentation. There is no fool-proof recipe for success: it takes a readiness to work hard, together with the curiosity to learn and to measure up to the outside world and its thousands of cultures: haute couture, pop, ethno… It takes a really sharp eye – that has to be trained – capable of noticing the tiniest detail. An eye that is familiar with traditional methods of tailoring, but is not too sconed to suggest an impudent elegance.
The style scene and the professions involved in it are evolving radically, as traditional categories become porous. In addition to careers with fashion brands, alongside the great fashion designers (as assistant designer, pattern maker, production assistant, fashion stylist or fashion illustrator) or as a freelance, a series of crossover functions and opportunities are opening up at international level, linked to creativity, production, distribution and promotions. Knowing that you can count on a high-profile training is nearly always a trump card in these contexts
Who should attend
This course is designed for candidates with a high school diploma and for students from Italian or foreign universities. Ideally, candidates are driven by a sincere passion for design, style and clothing and an urge to employ their own potential for designing, interpreting and communicating, as well as their innate abilities and talents, to build a career on the fashion scene. During the three years, students learn to interpret the world around them in ways that are not immediately self-evident, a skill they will be able to apply to great effect in future professional and creative contexts
First year: elements that introduce students to the study of fashion design, general preparation.Second year: intermediate development of the topics and specific focuses.Third year: completion of the topics, final project and compilation of a portfolio.In particular, students analyse forms, silhouettes, materials, production processes, social factors and customs that underlie a conscious, articulated, original design process. The atmosphere in the classroom encourages students to express their individuality and explore new territories and contexts, including venturing beyond the pale
– Trend anticipating.– The fashion system.– Art and costume history.– Pattern making.– Fabrics and raw materials.– Clothing design.– Product development.– Fashion drawing.– Collage collection.– Marketing and research
Student of the Year
At the end of each academic year, Raffles Milano rewards the best talent of every course and every year.The award is given to the student who has distinguished him- or herself in terms of his/her academic career and portfolio, according to the assessment both of an internal committee of teachers and of an external committee of professionals who are invited to assess the portfolio (the student’s anonymity is protected)
They are well-founded professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision.
They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the progress of courses, the opportunities that present themselves on the run and the performance of individual students.
PR & Communication Director
Artist and designer
Costumista e fashion designer
Art historian & critic
Digital culture & media
Design management expert
Designer and fashion illustrator
Translator & interpreter
Color theorist & consultant
Fashion and Leather goods designer
Federico Piaggi & Stefano Citron
Sociologist & anthropologist
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Admission FeeApplicants for admission must pay a fee of 150 euros.
Admission documentation– letter of motivation– passport or identity card for Italian students or EU-EFTA citizens– receipt of payment of the admission fee of 150 euros.
The candidate will be contacted for an Admissions interview after their submission of the Application documents. If their profile is considered suitable, candidates will receive an Admittance letter, which is non-binding for the Candidate.
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Annual fees valid for registrations from 1 January 2021:Students from the European Union and EFTARegistration fee + annual fee according to the six categories of ISEE family income brackets:I Income bracket up to € 30,000Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 6.000 euroII Income bracket from 30,001 to 40,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 7.000 euroIII Income bracket from 40,001 to 70,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 9.500 euroIV Income bracket from 70,001 to 100,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 12.500 euroV Income range from 100,001 to 125,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 16.000 euroVI Income bracket over 125,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 18.000 euro
Non-European Union and Non-EFTA studentsEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 18.000 euroRaffles Milan can accept the submission of income documents by students to assess their suitability with respect to the determination of the membership bracket
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Pattern maker manager, he graduated in 1982 as an industrial pattern maker at CFP in Carpi, Italy. For nine years, he collaborated as a manual and CAD industrial pattern maker at Maska, where he was in charge of the plus-size womenswear lines. Later, he entered the Max Mara group, where he managed the pattern making and tailoring departments for thirteen years and was responsible for some of the first womenswear lines of the brand. He then moved on to an experience as pattern maker manager at Liu Jo and currently he holds the same position at Twinset Milano. Throughout his career, he has collaborated as a pattern making and fashion design teacher with the main fashion institutes in Italy.
Graduated in Communication Design at Milan Polytechnic, he undertakes a professional path that combines teaching and design activities. He is a member of the faculty of two Master's degrees provided by Poli.Design: "Brand extension" and "Art direction & copywriting" in which he teaches and coordinates project activities. He adopts a multidisciplinary approach that allows him to offer targeted and strategically successful design solutions for the different realities with which he works. His latest research work focuses on the theme of archives and platform business, which has led him to identify new opportunities and develop methodologies that combine strategy and design to generate added value. His first book on the union between archives and design will soon be published. Numerous collaborations with private companies.
Graduated in Theatre history at the University of Milan, she has collaborated for years inteaching and in the organization of artistic and cultural performances. She specialized in parallel in the promotion of Italian artists and in the management of celebrities, working with Mondadori and Sony. In 1998 she joined the Press Office of Dolce & Gabbana: in 2003 she became Head of the Public Relations and Communication Office and since 2005 she has been Director of the Public Relations and Communication Office of the whole group with responsibility for Corporate PR, Editorial, Celebrities Sport PR, Press Review, Books, Imaging & Advertising, Graphics and Trade Materials and relations with the Public Relations offices of the foreign subsidiaries. She has taught Communication at the master in Media Relations and Corporate Communication promoted by ALMED High School in Media, Communication and Entertainment of the Catholic University of Milan and at the master in Communication and New Media and Fashion and Luxury Management of RCS Academy.
He studied Fashion design in Milan, where he graduated in Fashion Design at the Marangoni Institute. In 2004 he stood out as the only Italian finalist in the international contest for young talents, ITS Talent. He debuted in his professional career working for fashion brands like Versace and Dolce & Gabbana and then continued his professional growth working alongside Gianfranco Ferré, where he designed the line Gf Ferré. Later, he moved on to MSGM, where he coordinated the menswear and womenswear lines. In 2012, he was appointed head designer at Ports 1961, where he worked on all the womenswear collections. In 2015, the Cadidl group hired him as Art Director to relaunch the historical French brand Philippe & Gaston. In 2018, the PlasMA in Milan hosted his first photography exhibition of polaroid shots. Boaro currently collaborates as a freelance designer with several fashion companies.
Graduated in Art from the DAMS school in Bologna, he moved to Milan, where he took a diploma in Graphic design from the Accademia di Comunicazione. He started his professional career at DLV BBDO as an art director. He then developed an interest in creating and producing images for printing. He became the manager for the post-production, 3D and illustration department. At the beginning of 2016, he teamed up with Daniele Tribi and Francesco Van Straten to establish B612Studio, a structure that works with illustration, 3D, post-production and photography. The clients he has completed projects for include Yamaha, Freddy, Cam, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Institute, Che Banca!, Bayer, Telecom, Sky and Audi. His work appeared in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 editions of the 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide Annual Award and of the 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide Annual Award published by Lürzer’s Archive.
Artist and designer, after graduating from the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium (2008) and an artistic residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2011), he worked for the iconic Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck and several other clients in the field of fashion and art. His designs and installations have been exhibited at MoMa Ps1, New York (Costumes for Fisherspooner, 2011), at Selfridges, London (WashedUp, curated by Judith Clark, 2010), at Museo della Triennale, Milan (Il Nuovo Vocabolario della Moda Italiana, 2016), at Arnhem Biennale (in 2011, 2013 and 2015) and at Dover Street Market, London (2018). CLU++ER, founded in 2018, is a creative studio with the mission of promoting the exchange of ideas between different people and disciplines. CLU++ER signs photography, design and creative direction projects, and also organizes exhibitions and events to invite different kinds of audiences into the creative act. The first two CLU++ER events took place in 2018 at Salvatore Lanteri Gallery, Milan and ModernAppealing Clothing, San Francisco.
Graduated in Anglo-american literature at the IULM in Milan, she took courses in the history of jewelry and the history of oriental artat the Sotheby's Institute of Art in London. Journalist and publicist, for almost fifteen years she collaborated with the magazine "Ornamenta". She is the author of several books on ethnic jewelry and bijoux as well as the series I Maestri del Tempo published by 24 Ore Cultura.She designs and curates exhibitions on the theme of jewelry and fashion, also dealing with the scientific realization of the catalogs. She is president of the cultural association Stile e Storia, which deals with research and the enhancement of historical heritage, highlighting the relationship between art, fashion and jewelry as aspects of the costume of an era. From 2013 to 2016 she was guest lecturer of history of jewelry at the University of Milan within the degree course History and documentation of fashion. Since November 2019 she is an adjunct professor for the laboratory of history of jewelry at the same university.
Born in Como, he moved to Milan to attend and specialize in Styling & Fashion communication at the European Institute of Design. He immediately began working for the weekly Vanity Fair, as a Fashion contributor, later as a freelance Fashion stylist for the magazines of the Sole 24 Ore. He also collaborates for other magazines such as GQ Russia, L'Uomo Vogue, Vogue Pelle, Numero Berlin, Kaltblut Berlin. In addition, he plays the role of Brand consultant with companies in the sector for the design and creation of digital content such as advertising campaigns, storytelling projects, e-commerce, lookbooks and moodboards. He works for styling and casting coordination for photo shoots and fashion shows. Among the various brands with which he has collaborated are: Moncler, Ermenegildo Zegna, Jil Sander, Patrizia Pepe, Mauro Grifoni, Colmar, Moreschi, Paul & Shark, Brunello Cucinelli.
He chooses the world of couture after graduating in architecture and nautical design. In 2011, after graduating, he moved to Milan and enrolled in the school of Patternmaking and Tailoring ItaliAtelier. At the end of his studies he is appointed teacher at the same school where he teaches until 2017, when he begins to collaborate as patternmaker and tailoring manager for several national and international fashion houses (Luisa Beccaria, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Anna Kiki) and as couturier for his collections. He applies the principles of architectural design to a modeling study in continuous search of a balance between geometric proportions and well-calibrated harmonies, with lines and volumes proportioned to the anatomy of the body. He currently collaborates as a freelance patternmaker with several fashion companies and makes custom-made clothes for important private clients with the most refined tailoring techniques.
In over twenty years of experience she has worked as a costume designer in many fields of entertainment. She debuted in television in the early nineties with programs and films on Rai3, working for a long time in the world of advertising with important directors such as Dario Argento, Carlo Verdone, Giuseppe Tornatore and Wim Wenders. She follows the costumes of Alessandro Genovesi's films and has collaborated for many years with the Out Off Theatre for performances of twentieth century authors such as H.Pinter, S.Beckett, J.Orton and classics such as Shakespeare and Goldoni. She collaborates with various theatres such as the Franco Parenti Theatre in Milano, the Coccia Theatre in Novara, the Theater of Sassari, the Teatro Regio in Turin and the Royal Opera House in Muscat. She also has an important collection of clothes and accessories from the early twentieth century to the present day and for fifteen years he has been designing a line of women's clothing with her own brand.
Art historian andcritic with a specialization in Industrial archaeology. Theorist of contemporary visual arts. Lectures and conferences of transversal reading of the culture of the project XX and XXI century (architecture, art, design and fashion). Contract lecturer in several institutions of "Modern Art", "Contemporary Art", "Audio-visual documentation techniques - City metalanguage of contemporary culture", "History of Fashion from XX to XXI century". She collaborates with: L'Arca, Luce, www.luce web, Il Giornale, www.exibart.com. Op.cit.
She has published: "Opere Recenti Gianfranco Pardi",1998; "La nuova scena urbana. Cittàstrattismo e urban art", 2005; "Grazia Varisco, 2006; "Light Abstr-Action Maria Cristiana Fioretti", 2010; "Trans-Design- L'identità ibrida e contaminata dei prodotti di inizio millennio", 2008; Mustica Pittura solida, 2010; "Interni Inclusivi", "Transversal Dialogues", 2016; "Social Art", in Forms of Inclusivity practices spaces projects, 2017. She lectures on contemporary visual arts and is an independent curator.
Adjunct professor for the degree courses in Communication and for the master's degree course in Modern philology at the University of Pavia. After his education in Modern Literature with a philological-linguistic focus, he worked for a decade as a journalist (Domus, Europeo, Il Sole 24 Ore), and then devoted himself to business consulting in the field of organizational communication and information technology. Since 1998 he has been working in particular on digital culture and new media. He is one of the founding partners of Spindox (consulting firm) and Betwyll (innovative startup that develops technologies to support education). He studies the relevance of new technologies of artificial intelligence, with particular reference to the organization of knowledge, the debate in the public sphere and the information ecosystem. He also studies bibliology, understood as the study of technologies supporting reading and as an analysis of the ways in which these technologies condition the evolution of reading practices.
After studying at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, in 2000 she started working as an assistant designer and later as a product manager in a women's clothing company. After three years, she founded her first company AS srl and became for eleven years the creative soul of the brand Pupigia. In 2014 she creates her own brand Serena Davini, opening a living room showroom in the center of old Milan. In addition to the creation of her collections, she collaborates as a consultant for several companies and designs private label collections for several stores. She also works as a personal stylist for many women, offering creativity, professionalism and availability. In september 2015 she started a collaboration with a Milanese life-style blog. This synergy led to the creation of several collections that were sold privately in Milan, Rome, London, Paris and Zurich. In 2018 she collaborated with Yamamay as a style office consultant and designed exclusively for them the casual clothing line "Always perfect".
He began his career working for Calvin Klein and Versace. In 2000, he moved to Ermenegildo Zegna where he set up Agnona collections. Then, he worked in Roberto Cavalli Group where he designed female collections. In 2003, he graduated in Fashion Design at the University of Urbino. In the same year, he launched the fashion firm with his namesake and, in the following one, he showed his first collection in Milan. Architecture and design are the key sources of inspiration and reference in his work, with the aim to create timeless fashion. Hence, his collections are inspired by the study of primordial geometrical shapes combined with the human body. The result is a multifunctional fashion, with unusual dynamisms and innovative volumes, which design a new female expression and an innovative idea of sensual and plastic elegancy. Today, he lives between London and Paris, working as luxury brand consultant.
His goal is to facilitate the relationship between Marketing & Design, with a view to identifying and satisfying customer needs, increasing brand value and differentiating product offerings. Heacquired his professional skills by working in various teams, developing significant projects as Brand and Design manager. His passion for design led him to deepen his interest in fashion, sports, home appliances, furniture, automotive, through research activities and gaining experience working directly in the field. He has worked in creative and industrial processes dealing with both strategic and analytical marketing. For more than a decade, she has gained experience across a wide range of products while remaining focused on consumer needs. This activity includes marketing research and analysis.
His professional career has given him the chance to gain experience in different fields: from communication to financing service. He has successfully developed a new business and at the same time renewed new commercial networks and company organizations. He has a peculiar attitude towards strategic thinking, from team work to talent honing and management. As a Coach Manager, he is truly a remarkable specialist of relationships for the development and acquisition of fundamental self-awareness. He has had numerous managerial roles in important Italian and international companies ranging from Commercial Manager in Mondadori Advertising to General Manager in Cemit Interactive Media, and he has been the General Manager in Condé Nast. After a few years in consulting, he came back to the company field as a Managing Director and as CEO of Cerved's Finservice Group.
After graduating from the Academy of Art in Enschede (Netherlands), he left Holland to go to Italy with the dream of working in a fashion design studio. He started with Walter Albini and was later hired as Luciano Soprani’s assistant where he learned to build a fashion collection and had a chance to broaden his knowledge of high-quality made-in-Italy fabrics working back-to-back with the best textile manufacturers. His encounter with Elisabetta Grossi made him decide to start an entrepreneurial activity opening his own studio in Milan. He collaborated for several seasons with the associates of the Ente Comitato Moda where he was in charge of developing fabric trends. At the same time, he provided the same type of consultancy, with the addition of accessories (buttons, embroideries, trimmings), for Milano Unica – leading international fair in Italian textile manufacturing – and integrated this activity with collaborations as a fashion designer for several Italian and international companies in the fashion industry (Deni Cler, Gruppo Coin, Antonio Fusco, Isaia).
Graduated in architecture at Milan Polytechnic, from 1998 to 2006 he is editor of the magazines Lotus international and Lotus Navigator (Electa / Editoriale Lotus, Milan). From 2002 to 2006 he has been contract professor of architectural design at the Faculty of Architecture of Milan Polytechnic. From 2006 to 2010 he lived in Paris where he worked as an architect at the studios of Dominique Perrault and Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Since September 2010 he lives and works in Milan where he carries out her professional activity dealing with architecture, graphics and design and developing projects of Brand and Visual Identity, Design and Strategy for companies and public institutions. In addition to his professional activity, he also carries out a personal graphic research that is realized through the production of limited edition graphic works. His works are exhibited in several galleries in Milan.
She approached the world of jewelry during university, when she began to study it from a historical and iconographic point of view. After graduating in Modern Literature, she collaborates with companies of accessories and costume jewelry. In the following years she learns how to work with metals, waxes and enamels. She teaches design and history of jewelry in some important design schools in Milan. Her research is aimed at formal experimentation combined with the study of the material, whether it be bronze or silver, whether it intervenes on the fabric, sometimes stiffened with resins. She realizes small series or unique pieces, selected by stores and galleries in Italy and abroad.
After graduating from the Academy of Communication in Milan, she obtained a Master in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London. She won a scholarship to further her research at Kyoto City University of Arts. Back in Europe, she won the Parallel Prize and was later called by Philippe Starck to start a collaboration in the Paris studio. After this experience she returned to Milan where, while maintaining a collaborative relationship with the studio, she carried out her own Graphic design projects. She has received recognition from the ADCI and the Padua Cultural Commission.
After graduating in textile engineering from the Hochschule Niederrhein (University Niederrhein) in Germany, where she specialized in fashion design, she moved to Milan. She has been working in Italy for over twenty years as a knitwear designer, fashion illustrator (DMI, Collezioni Trends, Maglieria Italiana, etc.) and knitwear trend researcher (Pitti filati, Irish Tradeboard, DMI. She has collaborated as a knitwear designer with companies such as Stefanel, Brioni and has created her own knitwear collection produced in Turkey (Istanbul).
Graduated in Communication Design at Milan Polytechnic, he starts his career as type designer even before writing his thesis: from that moment on typography becomes the main focus of his design process. Shortly afterwards he joined the team of Zetalab, a Milanese graphic design and strategic consulting studio of which he has been partner and co-creative director since 2012. Among his numerous projects are those for Adidas, Milano Film Festival, Triennale di Milano, Moleskine, Smemoranda, Einaudi.
Translator, conference interpreter and professor of English language, she graduated in English Language and Literature at the University of Aarhus and accomplished a research PhD in Theory of Translation at the University of Milan. She has been teaching both in Italian and international universities and in corporate contexts for 15 years. This experience gave her the chance to be able to deal with students from different cultures and educational backgrounds, with the aim to make them reach a good language level for several social and professional operating contexts. Besides, she works as Project Manager for important translation assignments and interpreting projects. She released monographies on language didactics and contributed to numerous academic papers in this field.
Direttore artistico dell’Archivio Enrico Cattaneo e della Biennale di Fotografia Femminile – BFF di Mantova, ha collaborato con il SiFest e con il Premio Canon, specializzandosi in fotografia e diventando curatrice indipendente nell’organizzazione di mostre con realtà sia pubbliche che private, in Italia e all’estero, mentre in parallelo continua l’attività di organizzazione e consulenza per artisti e fotografi. Scrive su riviste di settore e sul Dossier Fotografia all’interno del CAM Catalogo di arte moderna (ex-Bolaffi) pubblicato dalla Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori – Gruppo Cairo. Dal 2016 organizza ed insegna in corsi professionali per diventare Photocurator in scuole di fotografia ed in realtà indipendenti in tutta Italia e collabora come docente. Partecipa come Folio-Reviewer in vari Foto Festival tra Italia e Estero ed è nel team curatoriale di alcuni Foto festival nel territorio.
Torinese di nascita, studia moda a Milano dal 1990 al 1993 e trasferisce a Londra dove vive un periodo burrascoso e bellissimo. Nel 1994 entra in Gruppo Miroglio ad Alba, dove partecipa giovanissimo alla creazione di Caractère, linea di punta del Gruppo. Si trasferisco a Milano dal 1997 dove inizia la particolare esperienza nel Fashion Retail, assumendo presto ruoli dirigenziali in: Gruppo La Rinascente, Ferrè Jeans, Cerruti1881, Gruppo Coin. Nel Gruppo Coin si ferma per circa diecianni, fino al 2013, come Fashion Design & Buying Director concentrandosi in particolare nell’ impegnativo e fortunato rilancio di OVS. Dal 2013 mi trasferisco a Düsseldorf per dirigere, Fashion Design & Buying Director, la linea donna di punta di C&A e successivamente a Paris e a Basel per dirigere Tally Weijl. Nell 2016 rientra in Italia per dirigere, Design Director, lo stile di Benetton Group, Uomo e Donna.
After graduating with full marks from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Lia Luzzatto continued her studies, exploring the fields of fashion and specialising in hardcopy and digital chromatic communication. She now works as a colour consultant in many fields, writes books, takes part in seminars. Lia Luzzatto lectures in Colour Theory at the Academy of Communication and the Luxury Lab in the Academy of Luxury in Milan. Writing together with Renata Pompas, whom she met attending Luigi Veronesi’s lectures in chromatology at the Academy, she has published numerous books about colour that are constantly going through reprints for publishers including Hoepli, Il Castello and Bompiani. She is a founder and member of Presidency Council and Scientific Committeeof the Italian Colour Association’s Colour Group. Previously a member of the CISST – Italian Centre for Studying the History of Fabrics – and of ADI, she is currently a member of the ECD Environmental Colour Design of Buenos Aires and of the Stockholm-based Colour Study Group.
Nata a Filadelfia, si trasferisce a Firenze dove frequenta il Polimoda e si diploma con Lode in “Design Abbigliamento Donna e Specializzazione in Accessori”. Premio Crespi per la Migliore Progettazione e Realizzazione Calzatura Donna e Migliore Realizzazione Capi D’Alta Moda, dal 1990 al 2000 è Head Designer Licenze Giappone Italia presso Mila Schön (Abbigliamento Donna Sport, Arredamento, Pelletteria e Calzatura Mila Schön, Schön Donna). Dal 2001 al 2011 affianca Donatella Versace come Head Designer Accessori Pelletteria e Calzatura Donna prima e Designer Director in seguito. Disegna borse iconiche (Biker Bag, Bubble B., Reve B., Canyon B., Squash B., Kiss B.) e Special Projet per Oscars, Golden Globe, Met Gala e Celebrities come Madonna, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez. Dal 2011 è Designer Director presso Brian Atwood. Disegna anche le calzature per Victoria’s Secret Shows fino al 2018. Oggi è consulente per vari brand come Brian Atwood e Anzheng F.G.
After studying at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, since 2005 he has been producing images by combining classical techniques with modern digital tools. The study of the "sign" allows him to operate in various sectors of communication: for publishing he illustrates monographic books, self-help manuals for De Agostini, illustrated catalogs for Sharai. Since 2016 he has collaborated with Mediaset as a visualizer creating storyboards, simultaneously with advertising agencies and self-producing underground comics. In 2017, the meeting with Franco Vezzoli launched him into the world of contemporary art, lending his hand to the artist in the performance "Take my tears" within the collective performance "Take me I'm yours" in Pirelli Hangar Bicocca in Milan, replicating in 2018 at Villa Medici in Rome.
After their artistic studies and respective professional experiences in Valentino Couture and Krizia, they established their partnership in Mila Schön in the 90s, working for almost a decade as consultants, first and creative director, then, dealing with prêt-à-porter and haute couture collections’ design, retail management and advertising. Then, they took on the creative directions of many brands, such as Byblos, Blumarine and Anna Molinari and worked in the Style Office of Gianfranco Ferré, one of the best masters of Made in Italy. Their relationship with the stylist was significant both from a professional and human point of view. They were entrusted with the creative direction of man and woman GFFerrè line. After the premature death of Ferrè, they were appointed brand creative directors. Today, Piaggi and Citron still work as freelancers, collaborating with many companies such as Sobia Rykiel, Les Copains, Genny, Peserico, Cruciani and, more recently, Piazza Sempione.
Storica e archivista, fondatrice della società Memoria & Progetto; coordinatrice del programma di Bookcity Milano; coordinatrice per la Lombardia del progetto nazionale “Gli Archivi della moda del Novecento”; tra i fondatori del centro interdipartimentale MIC Moda Immagine e Consumi dell’Università degli Sudi di Milano. Esperta di storia della moda e di sistemi editoriali per la moda; di riordino, inventariazione e valorizzazione di archivi; di cultural heritage. Nell’ambito della moda e del design ha ideato e realizzato progetti per, tra gli altri: Associazione Italiana Pellicceria, Andrea Pfister, Biki, Calzoleria Rivolta, Conceria Stefania, Lisa Corti, Curiel, Erica Azienda Tessile, Fiorucci, Italo Sport, Alberto Lattuada, Leu Locati, Serge Libis, Missoni, Museo didattico della seta di Como, Ornella Bijoux, Palazzo Morando, Andrea Pfister, Rinascente, Calzoleria Rivolta, Sartoria Franco, Sharra Pagano, Conceria Stefania, Sutor Mantellassi, Barbara Vitti. Autrice di saggi sulla storia della moda e sulla comunicazione ed editoria di moda in volumi e riviste italiane e straniere.
A photographer in fashion and advertising, specialised in portraits, he has been collaborating since the beginning of his career with international agencies such as Armando Testa, Leo Burnett, Bcube, JWT, and has worked on projects for important brands in fashion and advertising (Versace, Gianfranco Ferré, Fiat, Nara Camicie, Barcklays, Mattel, Sony Italia, Ferrero, Lego, Volkswagen, San Pellegrino, Pepsi Cola, Red Bull, Alfa Romeo) as well as renowned publishers like L’Officiel India , Condé Nast, Mondadori, Rizzoli, Arbiter.
He has published four photography books: Nata per Viaggiar (Born to Travel) (2009) is dedicated to Nara Camicie; About Us (2011), a collection of portraits of 70 international protagonists in the world of custom-made Harley Davidsons. Occhio alla moto (Look out for the bike) (2011) portrays famous Italian people; and in Beyond the Chef (2013, edizioni Skira), 35 international starred chefs are portrayed in an ironic and surreal manner. For his work in Beyond the Chef, Rizzotti received the Positive Photography Experience Award at the Positive Business Awards organized in the “Scuola di Palo Alto” in Milan in June 2014. In 2015, he presented the exhibition Shapes in action, where he explored naked female art in large-format works
Documentary-maker and visual sociologist, Rossano deals with visual sociology and anthropology at the University of Barcelona, where he concluded a Ph.D. in Sociology in 2016. In 2002, he graduated in Law at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and three years later he obtained his Diploma of specialiation in cinema direction at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematografics de Catalunya. In 2006, he attended and concluded the Master’s Course in Management for Showbusiness at the SDA Bocconi in Milan. An expert in video-making and in the organisation of cultural and theatre events, he has worked at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano (2006) and at the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (2009-2010). Rossano is the author of documentaries that have participated in various international festivals and is an arduous writer of academic articles and short stories. His research activity falls within the disciplinary field of Sociology and Anthropology, in connection with audiovisual methodologies and techniques.
He took his first professional steps in some wool studios in the Biella area, a worldwide known district for its excellence in the material. In the 90s, he attended Istituto Marangoni in Milan where, in 1994, he graduated in Fashion Design. After his studies, he worked as a designer in Sergio Tacchini, dealing with the male sportswear collection. There, he had the chance to develop an understanding of how an entire collection is created. His next experience was in Versace where worked for four years, and then he moved to Gianfranco Ferré Style Office where, for seven years, he has dealt with raw materials, both men and women product development. Today, he deals with research and development for Made in Italy collections for Asian companies.
Nel 1988 apre a Milano uno studio per collaborazioni con aziende italiane e internazionali. Dopo il diploma di laurea allo IED con specializzazione in textile design, inizia a collaborare con aziende del settore, tra cui Callaghan, Basile, Hettabretz, Comitato Moda Italian, Luciana Zuffi, Brioni, Five Fox Japan, Yinger Group, Nali International, Milano Unica-Boglioli e altri. La sua missione è creare progetti “su misura” per il cliente, dai trends stagionali allo sviluppo di una collezione, fino alla presentazione finale con un giusto equilibrio di creatività, conoscenza del mercato e delle nuove tecnologie.
After his humanistic studies, Vergani trained himself as a scholar while he worked in a record shop. A brief experience in the world of design led him to become Luigi Settembrini and Francesca Sorace’s assistant in the year 2000 during their collaboration with the Cosmit for the exhibition “1951-2001, Made in Italy?”. In 2001, he founded Nowhere, the first example of a nomad exhibition space, and organised exhibitions in Milan, Paris, and Florence with this format. In 2003, he opened a permanent office in Milan, thus giving substance to his research activity in the field of contemporary art. During the same year, and until 2006, he worked as an editorial consultant for Skira. From 2007 to 2013 he was the Vice President of Startmilano, a sectorial association for the diffusion of contemporary art and culture. He has been writing about art for the newspaper Il Giorno/QN since 2009.