After taking her Art school diploma in her hometown Milan, Alba Ornaghi enrolled in the city’s Istituto Marangoni to develop and evolve her creative interests, specialising in several types of product. Once her studies were complete, she took her first steps as a clothing designer, working in the areas of fashion, leatherwear, knitwear and accessories and partnering with several Italian brands. In 1986, she joined Versace, where she embarked on a twenty-year career that saw her taking care of managing the collections in the product area. She has worked with several technical colleges, training experts in fabrics as a lecturer in methodology in the framework of Masters courses in fashion excellence. At present, she works on haute couture with Armani, where she is sole responsible and co-ordinator for Privé.