Dieci mesi straordinari, con docenti di livello internazionale. Un’occasione unica per imparare direttamente dai protagonisti. Master Raffles Milano: finalmente qualcuno ci ha pensato. Scopri il nostro master in Fashion Design & Business.
Born and raised in the Austrian capital Vienna, Arthur was deeply immersed in the city’s culture. The streamlined turn-of-the-century architecture as well as the evocative heritage of applied arts and design remain a strong source of inspiration for him today. At Central Saint Martins College for Art and Design he quickly developed his personal aesthetics, influenced by his intimate contact with London’s prolific art scene. Upon graduation he moved to Milan to work for Giorgio Armani for 7 years. Arthur launched his eponymous women’s wear label in February 2013. He was one of the finalists at the second edition of the LVMH prize in 2015, and in June of the same year, he was invited to participate at the prestigious PITTI Immagine Fair in Florence as a women’s wear guest designer. Besides his own namesake label, he works as a creative consultant for other international brands and continuous high profile collaborations with Apple, Silhouette Eyewear, HEM furniture, the Vienna State ballet and the Berlin State Opera add a creative impulse to his universe. He establishes his own sophisticated style enhanced by vivid graphics and finest quality fabrics, his silhouettes radiate a pure, yet sensual appeal of modernity.
Scopri “Perchè scegliere Raffles Milano” e conosci il Master in Fashion design & Business con il Course Leader Arthur Arbesser.
Fashion is education about beauty, the ability to express thoughts and emotions, the most direct expression of the contemporary world: colours, shapes and materials in perfect harmony. It is the most lively of the art forms, thriving on people in real life. Like in a major theater “pièce”, getting the stage-set just right is crucial in the game of seduction, but a part cannot stand for the whole. To be able to keep on winning over an increasingly stimulated and probably confused consumer is to go back to fundamentals by employing in-depth technical training.
This Masters course is designed to maximize the unique characteristics of each student’s creative genius, but it also aims to forge highly qualified, dynamic professionals who will find it easy to build their careers. At the end of the ten month study period, the student’s extensive knowledge of the entire work process will enable them to find employment in menswear and womenswear fashion brands in Italy and internationally
Who should attend
This Masters course is addressed to design graduates, students with a diploma from Fashion schools and young designers who want to confront themselves with practicing professionals, so as to broaden their horizons to encompass new forms of experimentation and new aesthetic opportunities. The aim is to train the stars of tomorrow’s fashion scene, equipping them with an independent, unique creative vision and at the same time a strong ability to penetrate into the complexity of a highly volatile market
Students who attend this Masters course will acquire a fully-rounded vision of the fashion industry, working side by side with the professionals who lead today’s luxury market. They will analyse consumer and macro business trends, discuss how aesthetics applies to fashion, create mood boards and conduct targeted research under the guidance of industry experts. But above all they will work together, step-by-step, on constructing a collection, both in a portfolio and in a real piece. Lastly, they will also learn how to go about styling, editing and managing the final runway presentation
– Mood board creation– Research– Collection Development– Fabric merchandise– Aesthetics– Art direction.– Styling.– Portfolio.– Presentation– Production
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)
Learning directly from practitioners is the best way to pick up the most advanced visions and methods at source. Unlike conventional Masters, the Raffles Milano Masters bring hands-on knowledge direct into the lecture theatre, with ten market leader professionals occupying the lectern in the course of the ten months.Each professional spends a month with the students. 8 four-week months and 2 three-week months.Each week you will have a 6 hour day and an 8 hour day lesson with the experts.At the end of the month, the student receives an evaluation on the developed project.Some professionals can be replaced during the Master, with other top-level studios, maintaining the international Faculty’s standards.
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There are some kinds of practical and theoretical knowledge and abilities that cannot be learned overnight, but need tailored tutoring. You never know when you will need them, but one thing is certain: you will.For this reason, the students have 200 hours of lessons with the Method Lecturers which are spread over the 10 months of the Master.Some lecturers can be replaced during the Master, maintaining the international Faculty’s standards.
Color theorist & consultant
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Applications can be sent by the “Admission Form” below or made by phone by calling the Secretariat directly. When we receive the required documentation and a motivational letter written by the Candidate, the Management will set the date for an introductory interview with the Course Leader or with the College Director if necessary.If their profile is considered suitable, candidates will receive official notice regarding the acceptance of their application, which in any case is non-binding for the Candidate.Admission documentation– curriculum vitae– artistic and/or professional portfolio– letter of motivation– copy of Bachelor’s Degree/Graduation certificate– passport or identity card for Italian students or EU-EFTA citizensCandidates can also send the application documents to the e-mail address: email@example.comFor further information, please fill in the “Information Form”.
Following the Management’s official notice concerning the Candidate’s admissibility, the latter may proceed to the enrolment stage. All students who fulfil the requirements must pay the enrolment fee when they formalize their enrolment, which must then be integrated by the yearly
tuition fee before the beginning of the course.The amount can be paid in a single solution, or in two other installments after enrollment: the second by the beginning of the First Semester, the third by the beginning of the Second Semester.For international students there is only one payment option in a single installment at the time of registration.European Union and EFTA studentsEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroTuition fee: 18.000 eurosNon-European Union and Non-EFTA studentsEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroRetta di frequenza: 23.000 euro
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Maria W. Nielsen is a fashion graphic designer specialized in fabric prints. She studied graphic design in Denmark and Germany. In 2005 she moved to Italy where she has been working with brands such as Giorgio Armani and Arthur Arbesser developing fabrics, embroideries and prints for various collections. From 2019 she founded her own studio where she designs textile prints and works on different graphic projects.
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.
Maxence Dinant è uno stilista di origine belga. Dopo la laurea presso l’Accademia Reale delle Belle Arti di Anversa, si è trasferito in Italia dove ha iniziato la sua carriera prima come assistente ufficiostile e sviluppo prodotto per Samsonite Black Label, poi come Direttore Prodotto Uomo per Alexander McQueen (Gruppo Gucci). Dopo un periodo ad Amburgo come assistente di Jil Sander rientra a Milano dove si dedica al “revival” del menswear di Jil Sander. Alla ricerca di nuove sfide, entra prima in Dolce & Gabbana Uomo come Senior Designer poi come Design Director Uomo da Salvatore Ferragamo a Firenze. Quest’ultimo ruolo gli concede una visione a 360° della concezione e dello sviluppo di tutte le categorie merceologiche del guardaroba e del lifestyle maschile: dall’abbigliamento agli accessori. Oltre al processo creativo e produttivo, Maxence ha sempre ricoperto un ruolo chiave nell’ideazione delle sfilate, nel merchandising e nel training del personale dei negozi, nello sviluppo di servizi su misura e la creazione di progetti speciali.Nel 2016 si trasferisce a Los Angeles per formarsi come attore presso gli studios di rinomati coaches come Larry Moss e Ivana Chubbuck. Oggi vive a Milano dove divide il suo tempo tra l’insegnamento in più campi creativi e larecitazione. Oltre a vari spettacoli teatrali, ha lavorato nel cinema con MatteoGarrone, Sergio Castellitto e Checco Zalone.
Cem Cako, a native German with Macedonian roots, moved to the USA to study philosophy and art history at Santa Monica College in Los Angeles.
He then began his training as a menswear tailor and gained experience as a bespoke tailor at the Stuttgart State Opera and the Burgtheater in Vienna with a focus on men's costume design.
In 2004 Cem Cako joined the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and graduated with an honorary diploma. His final year collection won several international fashion prizes, including the Best Upcoming Belgium Designer Award of the Goethe-Institute in Brussels and the Mittelmoda Shirt Avenue Prize for the best interpretation of a men's shirt.
At this point he caught the attention of talent scouts who sent him to New York at the beginning of his career. He first worked extensively for Helmut Lang and Tim Hamilton before being appointed artistic director of Los Angeles based Brand Thrive L.A.
After working as a fashion designer in the industry, Cem Cako returned to Germany where he opened
an atelier for bespoke tailoring to serve international private clients and selected men's boutiques in
Berlin, Tokyo and Los Angeles. He teaches men's tailoring at the Steiner School in Stuttgart and gets
hired as a technical trainer and lecturer for various universities.
Born 1983 on the north coast of Germany Sabrina Klaziena Fischer followed a technical fashion design training in the south of Germany, awarded with a scholarship of the federal country of Baden-Württemberg she went to Antwerp to be educated at the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of fine Arts Antwerp. While studying Sabrina worked already intensively with Haider Ackermann in his Antwerp based Studio. She came in touch with many Antwerp based design houses, like Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, AF Vandevorst and Christian Wijnants. Christian, him self professor for knitwear at the Royal Academy, asked her to become his Creative Assistant. She gained deep knowledge in material research, draping and tailoring. Frequent work periods in Paris, Tokyo and Brussels took place with her passion for fashion performances for Yiuma Nakazato and Liebeskind Berlin. Sabrina returned to Germany in 2014 consulting for Hugo Boss where she worked with Jason Wu. Currently she’s working with Costas Murkudis for his first debut at the Munich based brand Strenesse.
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.
Matteo Balza è un Art Director e Graphic Designer con base a Milano. Dopo essersi laureato al Politecnico di Milano in Disegno Industriale, inizia a Londra il suo percorso professionale come dsigner nel settore dell’Interior Design, presso studi come Moritz Waldemeyer, StudioTILT e Rory Dobner. Nel 2014 entra a far parte del Vazva Artist Program, brand streetwear spagnolo che lo avvicina al mondo dell’abbigliamento. Nel 2015 fonda il brand Sort Of Looser, per il quale segue tuttora la direzione creativa e nello stesso anno inizia anche una collaborazione con Armani che lo impegna per due anni come artista e illustratore, partecipando anche a eventi instore in attività di live-painting e product customization, muovendosi tra gli store Armani in Europa e in Medio-Oriente. Nel Luglio 2017 collabora con il brand olandese Ajbilou | Rosdorff, creando una linea di “prints” in occasione della Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week di Amsterdam. Attualmente lavora come freelancer nel campo del Graphic / Print Design e nell’ Art Direction per il branding, gli eventi e la comunicazione con l’agenzia Fasten Seat Belt di Milano.
Brais Vilasó is a fashion editor, spending his time between Paris and Milan. Creating waves by forging ahead allowing new talent to express themselves in the contemporary fashion world, Brais aims to focus on the power of fashion and all the things that have yet to be done. With a particular interest for menswear, he styles and consults for different brands and publications
Born in 1972 in Monfalcone, he studied architecture in Genoa, where he began to collaborate as a sound engineer and light designer on film sets. Once in Milan, he dealt with video art and then, together with Stefano Boeri, he founded Multiplicity, a multidisciplinary collective merging visual art experience and urban design. He collaborated with Mercurio, a production studio in Milan, working as filmmaker for several ads. The following are among his most recent productions: FCA, BPER, Yamaha, Ramazzotti, GDF Suez, ENI, Indesit, Vodafone, Feltrinelli and Morellato. He is mainly known for working on music videos. In 2004, he directed music clips for Jovanotti, Tiziano Ferro, Rezophobic, Piero Pelù, Zucchero, velvet, Negramaro, Gemelli Diversi, Nek, Subsonica, Planet Funk, Motel Connection. In 2006, he was awarded the Premio Video Clip Italiano thanks to Incantevole by Subsonica. In 2003, he won Premio Solinas for the best subject in the feature film Una buona ragione.
Director And Founder presso Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition
Convinced that style is a global cultural practice, averse to pigeon-holing, Mirko Rizzi shifts easily between roles. If the mix of languages is the essence of the contemporary scenario, Rizzi's daily practice is a practical application of the assumption.
Mirko Rizzi turns concepts into esthetic, using the latter as communication tools. He handles the immaterial making it consistent. Dryness, concentration, passion and involvement are the key to his language. Rizzi's work speaks of borderless creativity, authenticity and radicalism, without rhetoric. All power goes to the imagination because reality is a product of fantasy.
Mirko Rizzi directs campaigns, curates spaces and generally invents. He is the lens-man behind the Marsèll advertising campaigns, starring not-yet-known artists, and programs the activities of Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition, the multi-disciplinary platform he created in 2009. He is also the mind behind Gabbianacci, the ever-changing gallery-shop opened in 2011 on via Cadore. If you want to define him, he is a concept designer. With no pomp and circumstances.
Bachelor degree in Systems Engineering at the Department of Management Engineering of the Politecnico University in Milan, he specialised in Fashion with the Master in Brand, Fashion Design and Product Direction at the Milan Fashion Institute created by the University consortium between Bocconi, Politecnico and Catholic University. He started his professional career in a series of companies focusing on the production of fabrics and materials for luxury goods. In 2009 he landed his first important role at Vivienne Westwood where he stayed for five years overseeing product merchandising in Menswear, Womenswear and coordinating the Accessories collections. He became Senior Merchandise & Brand Manager at Neil Barrett in 2014. In 2018 he founded his consulting and brand development agency 72mode in Milan, enhancing his professional network and establishing collaborative relationships with fashion professionals and the world of production. In 2019 he started working for the N.G.G. streetwear sportswear brands managing all the Menswear & Accessories collections. During the lasy years Pilato has also been teaching in various Fashion Institutes, including the Accademia del Lusso and the Milan Fashion Institute lecturing and organising workshops in Fashion Merchandising.