Roberta Giacobbe took her diploma in Fashion Design from the Istituto Marangoni in Milan in 1994 and in the same year joined Pia Grattarola as a studio assistant. In the next year, she moved on to work with Giancesare Conca, where she focused on style research and studies, on technical drawing and illustrations and on production. In 1998, she joined Giorgio Armani, remaining there for four years and becoming a senior designer for Emporio Armani for Men. From 2002 to 2008, she worked with Dolce & Gabbana, where she was responsible for sportswear, leather and the gym collection for the first menswear line, dealing with a series of areas: style research, graphic design, collection input and development, materials and accessories research, co-ordinating the team of designers, troubleshooting and fitting, co-ordinating fashion shows and the pre-collection stage, photo shoots, look-books, catalogues and the international press. In 2008, she was headhunted by Fontana Pelletterie as Creative Director of the Fontana Milano 1915 collection, a luxury line of travel accessories, bags, small-scale leather products and belts for men and women.