Pattern maker manager, Barbieri 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 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.