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Sebastian Grey

Sebastian Grey

Project Runway Winner and Fashion designer Sebastian Grey is no stranger to the high-end market, with 10 years of experience working with renowned designers like Lina Cantillo and Andres Otalora.

Colombian-born, Sebastian worked in his family’s leather business while growing up, learning his skillset for detail and precision by listening to what the customer wanted and keeping up with pop-cultural trends.

Sebastian attended the Academy of Professional Drawing in Cali, Colombia, where he majored in fashion design. He won a scholarship to attend Istituto Marangoni in Miami, Florida where he continued to develop and define his collections and capabilities as an artist. His collections as a professional designer have been seen all over Colombia, and he has owned and operated stores in Cali and Medellin under his Sebastian brand.

Sebastian’s vision and hope is to take the United States and abroad by storm with his sophisticated concepts, unconventional construction methods, and attention to high-end detail.

Education

Masters, Branding, School of Visual Arts

BSBA, Marketing University of Colorado Boulder

 

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Elizaveta works in Burberry’s headquarters in London as a wholesale executive in charge of the development of emerging markets and as director of Burberry’s Prorsum line.

Previously she was an assistant at Givenchy and a consultant for Harrod’s department store for jewellery and luxury watches.

She studied Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni in London. “Without doubt the right place to find your talent and learn how to enter the world of fashion,” she says. IM, she continues, has shown her the right doors to open, taught her how to see things so you can design your own future and, more importantly, has led her to the right people at the right time, helping her to achieve her childhood dream. You define a dreamer as someone determined, non-conformist but gentle, who thinks that life, like school, takes place without guarantees, without a second chance, or timeout.

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Elizaveta Vratskikh
Elizaveta Vratskikh

Born in 1988 in Istanbul, Merve Ucar graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with a degree of Fashion and Textile Design in 2008. During her studies, she worked as an intern at Ramsey and Arzu Kaprol. In 2010 she started collaborating with Arzu Kaprol, designing Corporate wear within the Kaprol Group for companies such as Vodafone, Hilton, Coca Cola, Volkswagen and Pegasus Airlines.

In 2012, Merve got the opportunity to present her own collection in Istanbul Fashion Week as one of the ten finalists of Koza Young Talents Competition organised by Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations (ITKIB). Within the same period she takes part in the Eagean Exporters Association Competition. She placed second, and was awarded a scholarship sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of Economy to attend İstituto Marangoni Milano.

In 2014 she completed her first master’s degree in Fashion Design Womenswear with a Laude degree and, during her studies, she was awarded as ‘Best Project’ in a competition organized by Bolon and Capelli. The project was exhibited in the 2014 Milan Design Week, Salone del Mobile.

In 2015 she completed the second master degree in Accessory and Luxury Design & Management at Istituto Marangoni. At the same time she started working as a Fashion Designer for Massimo Monteforte, specializing on womenswear design.

In 2016 she presented her FW 2017-18 Collection in Excelsior Hotel Gallia during the Republic Day of Turkey organized by the Turkish Consulate in Milano.

In 2017, she attended the International A’ Design Award & Competition in Italy. She won the ‘Golden A’ Design Award’ in Fashion Design Category. At the same time she took part in another fashion competition organised by 24th Edition of the International Lab of Mittelmoda – Fashion Award in Milano, Fabbrica del Vapore during the Milan Fashion Week, winning the ‘Lectra Special Award’.

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Merve Ucar
Merve Ucar

Amina Aranaz is one of the Philippines’ most recognized accessory designers, with a passion for fashion and creativity handed down to her by her mother, who has been in the bag business for over 30 years manufacturing pieces for top designer labels.

In 2014, she was listed among the 20 Philippine Fashion Forces by Preview Magazine and she is recognized in her country of origin as a top fashion industry trend setter and changemaker. She is the co-founder of SoFa Design Institute, School of Fashion and Arts.

Amina has perfected her knowledge and skills gaining a formal education in fashion at Istituto Marangoni, where she completed magna cum laude the Master Course in Accessories Design.

Together with her mother and her sister, since 2000 Amina has been running her own brand ARANAZ, fashion accessories label imbued with intricacy and exotic taste, which celebrates life & leisure built on the legacy of Filipino craftsmanship. ARANAZ creations are found in over 7countries across the globe.

Her pieces have also been featured in top US publications Harpers Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire and Womens Wear Daily, among others.

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Amina Aranaz
Amina Aranaz

Designer and stylist, Cori Amenta launched her first shoes collection signed ‘coriamenta’ in 2012.

After graduating in Fashion Design from Istituto Marangoni Milano, Cori Amenta started her career as a stylist at Class Editori and Il Sole 24 Ore, as well as she signed an exclusive rights contract as a Celebrity Stylist with Dolce & Gabbana, with whom she still collaborates.

Straight from her first AW 12/13 shoes collection, strictly Made in Italy, Cori has expressed her creative talent, elegant taste, and desire to please all women in designing sandals, platforms, and sky-high stiletto shoes which endorse the concepts of freedom, integration, and perfection. She has extended her business on line lately, as well as she has launched a unisex Sneaker collection, and is preparing to welcome a men’s only shoes collection. Cori’s love for fashion is constantly evolving: she has recently tied up her logo with Hermes wing and now she aims at total look collections.

Praised by many Italian celebrities, Coriamenta classy sandals were worn by singers Emma Marrone and Anna Tatangelo at the Sanremo Festival 2015, the most popular song contest and awards in Italy.

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Cori Amenta
Cori Amenta

Barbara Grotto, daughter of the President and founder of GAS, Claudio Grotto, was born in 1974 breathing the scent of denim deeply. One of her most vivid child memories is the high pile of jeans ready for shipment that accumulated in the laboratory under her house. Over the years that laboratory has been transformed into an international firm bearing the family name that distributes its collections worldwide under the GAS brand.

After graduating from Istituto Marangoni in Fashion Design, she received a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Communication from the Luiss Management School in Rome. In 2001 she began to make her way in the Marketing Office of the family business, holding the position of Head of Communications since 2004. Creative, dynamic and passionate, keen on traveling and nature, as well as on the new technologies, in 2004 she won the La Kore “Fashion Commercial” award in Taormina for the innovative advertising campaign “GAS, it’s true”. In 2009 she was the driving force behind “25 Days”, the book-project dedicated to the brand’s 25 years.

Today Barbara is a young manager with an extensive set of professional skills and experiences, achieved through the management of advertising projects, public relations, events and on-line communication at an international level.

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Barbara Grotto
Barbara Grotto

She was raised between her native Finland and Belgium, where her family moved when she was 4 years old. They travelled a lot throughout her childhood, which gave her a curiosity for new cultures from an early age. She believes this open-mindedness and curiosity can still be seen in her work. She gets very inspired by foreign cultures, their traditional attires and patterns, and finding ways to transform those into modern fashion. Being always interested in art and in culture in general, she started thinking of fashion as a career possibility in high school. She enrolled on a short course in Istituto Marangoni Milano, and a year after the three-year course in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni Paris. She knew before starting her studies that menswear design was her true passion, and she chose to specialize in it. During and after her studies, she interned at several places, which were great experiences in learning how different types of companies work and structure themselves. In September 2012 she became a junior menswear designer at Givenchy.

‘My experience in Istituto Marangoni was of three great years of fulfilling my curiosity, pushing to find something new, exciting and creative, and discovering the true professional requirements of fashion design. It also gave me great friendships and contacts and an invaluable skill-set as a designer’.

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Katja Luostarinen
Katja Luostarinen

Born in Cordoba, in Spain, in 1989, Miguel Garcia Abad studied Fashion Design at the Istituto Marangoni schools in Milano and London. In 2010, he completed his training with a capsule collection inspired by the use of fibre optics, and went on to win the Swarovski Elements competition in 2010, establishing in this way a lasting relationship with the Austrian brand.

After graduating back in Spain, he began his career in Madrid, where he worked for the Spanish luxury leather-goods brand Loewe. In 2011 he launched his brand Miguel Alex and began to make his way in the fashion world, producing models in which he developed with great ease his taste for white optics and light. In October of the same year he debuted in the Marmara Forum in Istanbul Fashion Week with his first collection, SS/2014.

His style is forged on asymmetry and geometric lines juxtaposed with unusual materials, like the wood used in the recent SS/2014 collection CollaGeo(metric). His ability to play with form and his expressive power make him a sophisticated designer but also, essentially, one who is engaged in a constant search for the transparency of tissues, for unique weaving and for the secret nuances of light.

In 2012 he was one of the winners of the Next Generation contest, organised and promoted by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion. This success allowed him to take part in the 2013 Milano Fashion Week.

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Miguel Garcia Abad
Miguel Garcia Abad

Martina Ceccherini Nelli was born in Milan, Italy, yet spent the majority of her life in London, England. After finishing high school in the UK, Martina moved to the States where she studied a short course in journalism at the University of Miami for one year, and then shortly after moved to New York City to intern at Marie Claire Magazine as the creative director’s assistant. During this time Martina founded her luxury swimwear brand “Agua Marina”, inspired by the period spent in Florida and by the fashion capitals she grew up in. Truly discovering her passion for the fashion world and willing to learn more about it, she decided to return to her roots and study Fashion Business at Istituto Marangoni in Milan. During her studies Martina did various internship experiences, the most recent as seller assistant for Giorgio Armani, in the UK brand headquarters. Moved by a profound passion towards her study subjects, she decided to focus her thesis project on the future realization of a ready-to-wear brand. She won the Marketing Prize of CNMI Milano Moda Graduate 2017 and was awarded with an exclusive internship opportunity at Tomorrow London Ltd.

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Martina Ceccherini Nelli
Martina Ceccherini Nelli

A lot of the School projects involved taking your own personal brand to the next level, which helped me hone in my idea, and by the end of the course, I had a much clearer vision of what I wanted to do. I launched my own swimwear brand, SAMMY, while still in School and I couldn’t be happier for that achievement.

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Clark Rosen
Clark Rosen

Benedetta De Mennato was born in Naples in 1992. After graduating from high school, she moves to Milano to study Fashion Design in Istituto Marangoni. Immediately showing her passion and love for fashion, she is chosen among the best graduating students for the exclusive end-of-the-year Fashion Show, where she presents her leather outfits sponsored by Russo di Casandrino.

She then kept studying to widen her knowledge, attending Fashion Design and Art and Architecture courses at Central Saint Martins in London. She starts her international career in the fashion system after her graduation, working in the Leathergoods Style Offices for Karl Lagerfeld in Amsterdam, Fendi in Roma and Bailly in London.
Across her work experience, she had the chance to know the internal dynamics of luxury companies.

Benedetta currently works as Accessories Designer in the Style Office of Miu Miu in Paris, collaborating with the brand’s Product Development and Production offices in Italy.

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Benedetta De Mennato
Benedetta De Mennato

A young Greek designer with an eclectic and biting style, Christina Economou recently founded her own independent brand and is ready now to dress an autonomous and fearless woman with her two collections, Spring/Summer 2014 and Fall/Winter 2014.

In 2011 she graduated in Fashion Design from Istituto Marangoni Paris. Having been selected by Istituto Marangoni as one of the ten most promising future fashion designers of the Milan and Paris schools, she won the coveted International Show Award at London Graduate Fashion Week with her collection “Irrelevant Prints”.

She entered the world of work first as press assistant for Giambattista Valli and then as as correspondent for Vogue Hellas. In 2013, she returned to Athens and launched the label Christina Economou. Christina Economou garments are inspired by a resolutely classical form, reinterpreted through the use of sought-after fabrics or the addition of unusual details, but the real surprise of the brand is revealed through the combination of strong prints as in Christina’s first capsule collection.

Christina isn’t afraid to use purple plaid prints and delicate floral motifs; the aesthetic of her line is both pleasing and innovative, while remaining scrupulous and respectful of the aesthetic canon. Using the delicate Byzantine silks produced in the historical town of Soufli, the designer outlines a new concept of class and elegance.

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Christina Economou
Christina Economou

Born in Palermo in 1961, Maurizio Pecoraro became interested in men’s tailoring while still a child. The budding young designer decided to consolidate his natural talent; he moved to Milano and studied at Istituto Marangoni while working as a buyer for a major Swiss chain of boutiques. His creative talents attracted the attention of the Thierry Mugler house, for whom he worked in Paris. Back in Italy to finish his studies, he joined Versace, taking over the ‘Art of Alma’ collection in 1989. The extraordinary success of this collection led to a six-year collaboration with Versace and to designing and cre­ating for fashion houses of the calibre of Antonio Fusco, Les Copains and others. He debuted in 1998 with the first collection in his name, then went to India to work with the finest technical embroiderers and to form a new, contemporary ethnic style. Appreciated by celebrities, his style is distinguished by tailoring and elegance expressed freely and lawlessly. The press included his name among the most exclusive in international pret-à-porter. In August of 1991 he made the cover of French Vogue. In June of 2000 his name was included among those re­presenting ‘The New Modern’ in the American edition of Elle. HDP acquired the brand in 2001 and Valentino called Maurizio to direct the launch of the Valentino Roma line. In the mean time, Queen Rania of Jordan hosted the Queen Mother in one of Maurizio’s outfits and the two collaborated closely together on designs. This success was followed in January 2003 by the Best Italian Talent award from AltaRoma. In February 2014 he ope­ned his first store in Milano. Among his future projects is the opening of a new concept store in Paris and the consolidation of his brand in the Euro­pean market after clear confirmation of its popularity among Asian countries.

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Maurizio Pecoraro
Maurizio Pecoraro

From her childhood in Brazil to the interview in Vogue UK. This is the path of Barbara Casasola, emerging designer already acclaimed for her style by stars of the calibre of Gwyneth Paltrow. Born and raised in Brazil, where her grandmother passed on to her her passion for fashion, she studied first in London and then at Istituto Marangoni Milano where she graduated cum laude and first in her class in 2007.

Her first collection was displayed at London Fashion Week 2013. She showed off her elegant style at Pitti Immagine 2014 in a pre-collection with a focus on men’s fashion.

She began her professional training at the Roberto Cavalli fashion house before launching her label in Sao Paulo for summer 2012, Vogue brazil’s Costanza Pascolato wrote of the inaugural collection: “her great triumph is to create atemporal fashion that is unequivocally contemporary.”

Barbara designs from her studio in London. Each collection is made in italy and sold in 14 countries worldwide at luxury stockists including harvey nichols london, Luisa Via Roma Florence, Spiga2 milan, Joyce Hong Kong and Thecorner.com.

www.barbaracasasola.com

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Barbara Casasola

KAI founded his own fashion studio in 2012 and named it after himself KAIXIANG. He strives for detail-orientated methods in cutting and designing, resulting in a delicate and luxurious style which is comfortable and yet simple at the same time. Women who wear KAIXIANG are said to be blessed with a unique understanding of fashion and beauty. After his graduation from Istituto Marangoni, KAI moved to New York and joined ZAC POSEN as a designer assistant responsible for custom-designing the high-end ready-to-wear clothing. Afterwards, he worked as a designer and patternmaker at Wes Gordon, where he also participated in some of the brand’s fashion shows. He is currently collaborating with FITU, a new concept shoe brand committed to expressing fashion in a more cost-effective way.

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KAIXIANG
KAIXIANG

Sofia Colasante, born in 1991 in the province of Salerno, is passionate about Art in all of its forms and since 2015 she has been designing women’s garments creating collections that bear her signature.

Sofia attended the Fashion Design course at Istituto Marangoni Milano and completed her first academic path in 2012 winning the “Best Technology Concept” award, which made her a renowned emerging designer in the main European capitals of Fashion. Meanwhile, she decided to deepen her knowledge of marketing in the luxury sector, therefore she enrolled in a Fashion Business course at Istituto Marangoni Paris, where she got a scholarship to attend the Fashion Design Womenswear Master’s at Istituto Marangoni London.

In the same years, besides studying she also worked as a freelancer with Bulgari – for whom she has developed two lines for the staff’s uniforms, including the latest 2016 line, adopted in the Bulgari boutiques around the world – and, between 2014 and 2015, she also collaborated with Hussein Chalayan and Erdem in London, where she had the opportunity to get in touch with the world of product development and production. She came back to Italy in 2015 to start her namesake brand Sofia Colasante, launching ‘Back to the Future’, her first SS 2016 collection.

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Sofia Colasante
Sofia Colasante

She currently works in Lima where she created the visual merchandising and the shop windows for numerous outlets and the construction of exhibition stands. She teaches courses and seminars in shopping centres and design institutes in Lima.

She studied advertising at the University Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas in Lima, Peru. She specialized in visual merchandising at IED in Madrid. After obtaining a Master of Interior Design degree at the Istituto Marangoni, she worked as an intern at Armani Collezioni (visual merchandising store and showroom in Milan).

www.alessandracanessa.com

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Alessandra Canessa
Alessandra Canessa

From the childhood, Marco Angelo Mazzoran has shown his passion for the tailoring and for the textile. He obtained his Degree in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni Milano in 1981. Thanks to Istituto Marangoni he started his first work experience with Elio Fiorucci where he specialized in the denim manufacturing. The meeting with Giorgio Armani signed another turn in his life: ‘Work next to Mr.Armani has been for me a fashion university’. From the 1991 to the 1997 he started to move his attention and his abilities from the style to the product department.

After Giorgio Armani, Marco An­gelo Mazzoran has opened his career to new experiences also in the merchandising field: Jil Sander and Antonio Fusco (design and product development director) Loro Piana and Aspery (product and production director) Warnaco, Calvin Klein Jeans and Roberto Cavalli (merchandising and product development director).

From May 2014, Marco Angelo Mazzoran is Menswear Fashion Director for Coin Group. His challenge will be to use his managerial and creative skills to increase the proces­ses of development for the ready to wear and accessories menswear collections.

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Marco Mazzoran
Marco Mazzoran

Fashion designer from South America, Alexia Ulibarri currently lives in Mexico City, where she launched her namesake brand ALEXIA ULIBARRI in 2009. In the same year, she presented her first women’s collection titled “Dark Romance“. Since then, she has actively participated in all the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Mexico editions, proving very successful at each round.

Born with a natural talent in mixing functionality and creativity, Alexia decided to refine her skills in Europe, choosing the School of Fashion Istituto Marangoni London to complete her academic training with a Fashion Design intensive course in 2005.

The period spent in London has enabled her to develop an ‘experimental’ approach to Fashion, which is the result of a nostalgic, romantic synthesis of personal stories and work experiences with important designers as the Tata-Naka twins and María Grachvoguel.

Alexia experiments with top quality materials, textures, cuts and prints in her collections, thus fashioning contemporary looks which find their best expression once they fit a body, thanks to special arrangements that make each garment unique. ALEXIA ULIBARRI creations have been worn by top modelsof the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio, Heide Lindgreen, and Eugenia Silva.

Her women’s collections have been recently enriched with a handbags collection and a custom-made line of bridal gowns. The brand, which is already sold in exclusive boutiques in Mexico City, Cancun, Dubai, Hong Kong and Israel, is currently going on an international spree in the RTW.

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Alexia Ulibarri
Alexia Ulibarri

Born in Pasto, Colombia, Adriana Santacruz has focused her work as a fashion designer on the study of the weaving techniques, which the Los Pastos inhabitants have developed one generation after another. For them weaving is more than a job: it is a way of life and thought in which the technical knowledge and spiritual legacy converge; elements that, together with the organic nature of the materials used for weaving, represent a “sustainable fashion”.

In 2008, Adriana was awarded a scholarship at Istituto Marangoni Milano to further develop her knowledge in fashion design. Upon completion of her studies in Italy, she has had the opportunity to participate in events like ColombiaModa, the International Fashion Week in Bogotá, the Vancouver Fashion Week, the Slow Fashion Week in Chile, World Fashion Week Paris.
Similarly, Adriana has been awarded and recognized by several organisations such as Artesanías de Colombia (Colombian Handicrafts), Acicam, the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, Revista Proyecto Diseño (Project-Design Magazine), Fucsia Magazine, Cromos Magazine, the Colombian Embassies in Spain, France and Peru, and was awarded the Mujer Cafam Honorific Mention for Women in Colombia, a recognition given to women who exercise social responsibility through their work, for her collaboration with indigenous artisans of her region.

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Adriana Santacruz
Adriana Santacruz

Jonathan Scarpari is a talented designer with an eclectic personality: born and raised in Brazil in a family of Italian origins, he graduated in chemistry at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre. It was only in 2010, when he met Helen Rodel and became her personal assistant, that he entered the fashion world. In 2014 he moved to Milano, where he attended the Fashion Design Intensive Course at Istituto Marangoni and honed his skills as a designer. During his studies, he was invited to take part in Dragão Fashion, one of the most prestigious fashion events in Brazil.

In 2013 he founded his own eponymous menswear brand: blending his academic background with his taste for fashion, Jonathan draws inspiration from the human body, from numbers and codes, chemical structures and science in general to create a unique wardrobe, turning raw materials into “perfect objects”. He pays a great attention to the quality of materials and fabrics, and relies on the best manufacturing districts in Italy

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Jonathan Scarpari
Jonathan Scarpari

She currently works in London as a designer associated with Puma by Hussein Chalayan.

Louise takes the inspiration for her creations from situations beyond fashion: from architecture, biology, graphic effects on TV shows, as was the case with her collection “Decayed Pethio” which refers to the drama series “True Blood”. She carefully mixes heavy materials with dark and light delicate fabrics – balancing, with intriguing effects, textures of different kinds.

During her course in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni in London, she worked as an apprentice in a manufacturing company in Asia and also did internships in various fashion houses. Immediately after graduating she had fun creating imaginative theatre costumes for the English National Ballet with David Bamber for design director Tom Ford’s “Firebird” and other ballets. Finally she entered Puma, devoting herself to sportswear.

Louise’s projects have been published in various fashion magazines and online in Vogue Italy and have also been included in music videos. During Copenhagen Fashion Week 2012, the Danish singer Aura Dione wore a dress from her last collection from IM, which was later published in the book series “Fashion 2“. Her other sketches adorn bottles of perfume. Her clothes are sold online from the websites of Muuse and Notjustalabel.

www.louisekorner.com

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Louise Korner
Louise Korner

She is only 26, and she is already a very influential figure in the world of Latin American fashion. Born in the United States and raised in Mexico City, Valentina Collado works as a Fashion Editor at Vogue México y Latinoamérica. After studying Fashion Styling in France, she studied Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni. Back to America, she completed her training studying Fashion Merchandise Management in New York while working for Vogue US as an assistant to the Fashion Department and Special Events. In 2011, Valentina was hired by Vogue México as an editorial assistant and after proving quickly her fine talent for fashion and style, in 2014 she fulfilled her dream and was promoted to Fashion Editor of one of Condé Nast’s most prestigious titles. Since then, she has been working closely with top models and influential names in the international fashion scene, creating photo shoots and trend reports that get worldwide coverage.

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Valentina Collado
Valentina Collado

Marianna Senchina has been producing her own collections since she was very young. After she attended the University of Technology and Design in Ukraine, where she had also opened her first atelier with a number of loyal customers, she then attended Istituto Marangoni’s Fashion Design Program. Thanks to her talent and strong commitment, Marianna was listed in the Top 10 best students and presented her SS’16 “Panic in Vegas” collection to a wide fashion crowd during IM Warrior Show in Milano. After featuring in international magazines including Vogue Italia, Marie Claire Ukraine, and The New York Times, she started to sell her own collection in Paris. Her latest F/W16-17 collection is called “Love Kills”. Here she tells the story of a girl hurt by love, that suffers with some humor and charm; all this expressed in a romantic, funny and ironic style, full of colors, handwork, and dynamic patterns.

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Marianna Senchina
Marianna Senchina

Costanza Bacciocchi, a fashion specialist of extra-ordinary skill, currently works as an International Specialist PR Product Placement and Celebrity Dressing with Etro Fashion House. As she graduated from high school when she was only 17, she needed her parents’ consent to enroll at Istituto Marangoni, where she completed Cum Laude a Fashion Business degree at the Design School in Milano in 2013. Costanza immediately found her first job with a small bijoux company in Milano, Ca & Lou, and in one year only, she managed to achieve her most sought-after aspiration: Etro’s Press Office. Today, she is a very young expert of the international Fashion System and works to spread Etro’s collections through PR activities with bloggers and celebrities around the world, establishing direct relationships with them and reflecting the evolution of the brand and the artistic vision of the Italian fashion house which has made of Paisley design its distinctive since the 1980s.

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Costanza Bacciocchi
Costanza Bacciocchi

Andrea Bonini was born in Verona in 1985 and studied Interior and Product Design at the Istituto Marangoni in Milan.
At the same time, he started working in design studios and then went on to collaborate with several design studios and brands in the industry in Verona and Milan, where he became project manager of some international projects.
In 2011, he launched the Andrea Bonini Bespoke Interiors Studio, working on interior design projects and supplies turnkey design. In the same year he founded Diamante Design, a brand that makes accessories and furnishings in steel, patenting an innovative and unique finish on int, just call Diamante.
The collection Diamante Design in unique, with a high impact sign and international distribution. Steel has always been a family knowhow and becomes masterpieces in its drafts.
In 2014, the studio moved to Milan, in via Gerolamo Morone, in the heart of the city’s fashion district of Montenapooleone. The decision was almost obligatory, given the continual influence of fashion in the world of interior design. Bonini’s studio allowed him to display some of his furniture, thus presenting his take on interior design to the world. In recent years, Bonini has been working on increasingly international projects, travelling from Shanghai, to London, to Milan.
Bonini developed the concept of interior design as an environment, paying meticulous care to each single detail and creating elegant interiors with refined character. The same level of attention to detail is used in the planning of design furnishings, truly luxurious creations which are the culmination of constant research and observation of contemporary lifestyle, where the use of materials and combinations result in refined, unique products that stand out from the current industry crowd.
His work still grows in projects of interior and product design dedicated to the luxury sector, with elegance and continuous research, and a constant contamination with contemporary lifestyle.

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Andrea Bonini

Umit Benan was born to Turkish parents in 1980 in Stuttgart, Germany. He moved to Istanbul when he was 2 years old and lived there until he was 15, dividing his time between school and work at his family’s textile company.

After graduating from high school in Lugano, Switzerland in 1998, he moved to Boston to study marketing and public relations at college. During his time in the United States he decided to become a fashion designer and spent summers in Milano taking drawing lessons. Upon earning his BA (Hons) degree, he moved attended our master’s program in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni.

After gaining experience at Marc Jacobs, under Sophie Théallet at François Nars’ Motu Tane label and with Rifat Ozbek at Pollini, he launched his eponymous label Umit Benan in 2009 and won the first men’s edition of the Who’s On Next competition by Alta Roma with his second collection. Umit Benan became fashion consultant for Trussardi 1911 in 2012, designing for both menswear and womenswear lines. He showed his first menswear collection in Milan for Spring/Summer 2013.

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Umit Benan
Umit Benan

Eddie Gavriilidis is a Greek born designer graduated from Istituto Marangoni London.

He was nominated for the Global Fashion Awards in New York and worked with top industry designers like Alexander McQueen, Tom ford and Lady Gaga. His work has been featured in the most influential international press:Vogue, Figaro, In style, telegraph, Times among others.

His first gown part of his graduation collection at Istituto Marangoni ( where he had the honor to open his year’s show) ,was sold for 29.000 dollars and was bought in Beverly hills. After working as a creative consultant for new and upcoming brands, he created products that now are stocked in the best boutiques all over the world and he gave the creative/commercial direction and base that was needed.

Except the creative industry Eddie expanded his business at the manufacturing side of fashion. Eddie understands the needs of a fashion brand, when it comes to sampling and production, and how important is to offer attention to detail and commerciality without losing the creative elements. Constantly he works on new projects along with his couture/ bridal line that is all about elaborate luxurious gowns for celebrities and private clients. Among others his work was worn on the red carpet of international Skyfall premiere, at the Royal Albert Hall from the beautiful Bond girl Tonia Sotiropoulou in presence of the royal family.

Currently Eddie is looking to expand in menswear and ready to wear womenswear. Eddie lives in London and always looking for new projects and challenges that will fascinate him.

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Eddie Gavriilidis
Eddie Gavriilidis

Naza Yousefi graduated in 2008 from Istituto Marangoni London, where she currently works as a tutor in the Fashion Design and Business programme. In 2015, she founded Yuzefi, a leatherwear brand launched through a tote bag collection she is currently selling on her online store.

Yousefi kicked off her career designing collections in the studios of Giles Deacon, Richard Nicoll, Christopher Shannon and Christopher Kane. Then she found herself fascinated by the versatility of leather after creating pieces for fashion editorials styled and shot by creatives including Hedi Slimane, Patti Wilson and Steven Klein. It is in the shift from ready-to-wear to leather goods that she decided to pursue a career as a fashion designer, yet rebelling against the dictates of traditional craftsmanship to create a very personal style, where every detail – from concepts to structural elements – is characterized by insightful eloquence. Yuzefi bags are small in size, to be worn only in free time and to contain few objects, in order to encourage experiencing life and real things in the real world. Even their style is playful and aware: gussets, bolts and structural elements that are normally hidden, are clearly visible on the outside for all to see, to emphasize the unconventional soul and meticulous craftsmanship work that goes into making high quality luxury bags. The Yuzefi tote collection will debut on the catwalks of London Fashion Week in September 2016.

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Naza Yousefi
Naza Yousefi

Born in 1992 in Tolmezzo, a small town near Udine, Martina has always been fascinated by fashion. After studying fashion and art in high school, she moves to Milano to study Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni, where she hones her passion for pattern-making developing a personal technique: geometrical shapes marked on the fabric and later draped on mannequins.

In February 2014 Martina was one of the four winners of the contest “Next Generation 2014” held by Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana; here she was granted the opportunity of showing 12 outfits at the Milan Fashion Week.

In 2015, she decides to create her own prêt-à-porter, womenswear brand that is made of young freshness, high wearability and a new type of elegance that mixes comfort with fashion. Made in Italy is the focus of the young talent’s style.

In 2017, Martina Cella was chosen by CNMI and Vogue Italia to take part in “Fashion Hub”, an exclusive temporary showroom within the Milano Fashion Week.

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Martina Cella
Martina Cella

Gifted at drawing, Helena, born and raised in Gothenburg, suddenly decides she wants to study fashion at Istituto Marangoni. Here, in spite of a skin problem that requires frequent surgical treatments, thanks to valuable teachers and some amazing friends, she learns everything she needs to know to be a stylist: to research, to create collections, the story behind fashion and a bit about the marketing and business side of things. To gain some work experience during her studies, she gets an internship at Vivienne Westwood as a jewellery designer, a field into which she had already ventured in India and Paris before her training; and another internship with Erdem, working on women’s apparel.

Her Diploma from IM qualifies her in first place, and soon after she is hired by Paul Smith as an assistant graphic designer.

Her collection for her final year at IM, entitled Turbulence, was inspired by a plane crash in Antarctica, and is for sale on the site Muuse (www.muuse.com/ #! Collections/105-turbulence-by-helena-tellow). She is planning a prêt-à-porter collection for the same brand. In December 2012 Helena is selected among the six finalists of ELLE Sweden with H & M to design a dress.

Her aim is to design clothing with clean lines and innovative cuts. She focuses on the details to make each piece unique and feminine, leaving the wearer feeling great.

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Helena Tellow
Helena Tellow

Born in 1986 in Bolzano, Italy, Valentina Modica has always been very fond of contemporary art and fashion. Willing to pursue a career in fashion and to hone her skills, she moves to Milan in 2005 to attend the 3-year course in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni: in 2008, she takes part in the exclusive event sponsored by Mercedes Benz to launch the new GLK car, occasion in which Istituto Marangoni’s team is awarded the first prize.

After graduation she moves to London to attend a short course in Menswear and Styling, and then shifts to Paris in 2010, where she works in sales and retail for Maison Martin Margiela and then joins Givenchy as collection developer. Interested in working close to customers, Valentina decides to focus on sales and marketing, while at the same time, she attends a 6-month training in pattern making in a Parisian atelier. In 2012 Valentina leaves Givenchy to work for Damir Doma as Production Manager, enhancing her competences and product knowledge. She currently works for Louis Vuitton as Senior MRTW Product Manager: in her role, she leads the knitwear and jersey team.

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Valentina Modica
Valentina Modica

After attending a Fashion Business course at the University of Glasgow, in 2019 Tang Shuo graduated at Istituto Marangoni Shanghai, majoring in BA in Fashion Design. Her graduation work “A Lazy Choice” was selected to be one of best graduated work in Shanghai Fashion Week ss2020.

Tang Shuo received an offer as top 20 applicants from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, a Chinese professional art academy, with subject of landscape design.

This year, her design work “Beginning of Spring” won the gold prize of “China Cup. Tecul Graduation Season Design Competition”. The idea comes from one of the Chinese 24 solar terms, Start of Spring, and it also symbolizes new life after COVID-19, but the collection also reflects thousands of fresh graduates like her, who are full of energy and ambitions to take challenges in the future.

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Tang Shuo
Tang Shuo

Born in Arezzo, Italy, Manuela studied fa­shion and theatrical costume in high scho­ol and went on to get a degree in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni, graduating in 2000. She was assistant designer for Juni­chi Hakamaki Milanoand then designed both mens’ and womenswear for Versace while using her experience of the fashion industry to tutor collection development, fashion illustra­tion and technical drawing at Istituto Marango­ni. She has gone on to become chief designer for Costume National Womenswear and C’N’C Womenswear, responsible with her team for all C’N’C and Costume National’s womenswear, for pre-collection, main collection, runway collection, as well as for organising showroom presentations, liaising with stylists and more.

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Manuela Cocci
Manuela Cocci

Known as China’s youngest independent designer, Haotian Wen moved to Paris when he was only 18. There he studied fashion design at Studio Berçot and then took a three-year course at Istituto Marangoni. In 2011, he founded the namesake brand HAOTIAN WEN in Paris, and a year later he released HAOTIAN WEN’s 2013 Spring/ Summer collection themed with “restore”, which interpreted the grace and elegance of black and white with bold minimalist design.

Haotian Wen sticks to feminism deep inside his heart. He says his designs add “softness to a strong woman”. According to Wen, his mother and the women he met in France were the source of inspiration for his ideas; thanks to women, he has learnt to appreciate their maturity and has proved his dedication to creating and promoting the elegance they deserve.

HAOTIAN WEN’s 2014 S/S collection shows us not only the classic colours of black and white, but also champagne, navy blue, and soft pink. These are the basis for working out silk, interwoven straight lines and drapes to accentuate feminine curves and the position-based attitude. This is the independent and steady woman we all like. With velvet tenderness.

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Haotian Wen
Haotian Wen

Ines Barona Coghlan, young Fashion Designer with a passion for Italian design, already boasts as many as nine years of experience in the swimsuit industry at international level.

In 2010, she launched the Ines Barona Swimmwear brand in her country of origin, Mexico, with an exclusive proposal of swimsuits praised by many industry experts, including prestigious fashion magazines as Vogue, Glamour, Elle, Bazaar, and Nùmero. Always in 2010, Ines Barona opened her first boutiques in Mexico City and inside the “Isla Shopping Village” shopping mall in Acapulco.

After graduating cum laude in Fashion Design from Istituto Marangoni Milano in 2003, Ines Barona Coghlan started working with major fashion houses as Versace and Vanda Catucci, among others.

Her swimsuits have graced the catwalks of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week México, Acapulco Moda Nextel e Cancún Moda Nextel, as well as they featured on Google+Fashion, first on line fashion platform in Mexico. Ines Barona’s designs are eagerly sought after by international celebrities as Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry, as well as many South American personalities like Paz Vega, Ely Guerra, and Nina Garcia. In 2009, she designed an exclusive swimsuit for FGI & Mattel on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Barbie™; the doll was on display at the Franz Mayer Museum. Since 2006, she is a member of the Board of Directors of CANAIVE (Cámera Nacional de la Industria del Vestido) in Mexico.

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Ines Barona Coghlan
Ines Barona Coghlan

Born and raised in the mountains of south-eastern Brazil, since his childhood Francisco Terra showed a strong passion for fashion magazines. After his studies in business administration, he attended film school and took a degree in video and photography.

In 2007, he finally achieved his dream of moving to Paris. He then entered the Center for International Trade of the United Nations in Geneva, working in different sectors, including the development of the textile industry in South Africa. Back in Paris, he enrolled at Istituto Marangoni and graduated in 2011: studying fashion design he gained technical expertise and learned the importance of creativity and “doing what you love”. The strong sense of belonging and affection to the School, brought him to become a tutor as well: today Francisco teaches fashion design to Istituto Marangoni Paris students with passion and enthusiasm.

In 2015 he founded his own label, Neith Nyer, named after his grandmother who taught him that designing clothes was not just a matter of techniques, but also a way to tell stories and pass on tales. He developed a vision of clothing that is firmly inspired by the dark side of nature: a thrifted garment from a suburban market is a great source of inspiration just as a piece of art from a prestigious exhibition.

His collections are often transgressive and thought-provoking, and aim at being both recognizable and unfamiliar. His outfits have been worn by many celebrities and fashion icons like American singer Miley Cyrus.

Neith Nyer took part in Paris Fashion Week with F/W18 Collection (March 2017) and S/S18 Collection (September 2017).

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Francisco Terra
Francisco Terra

Born in Istanbul, Burce Bekrek graduated from Istanbul’s Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Textile and Fashion Design, with an honors degree. Bekrek studied Image Consultancy at Istituto Marangoni. Later she decided to stay at Istituto Marangoni to follow a master’s course in Fashion Styling. Meanwhile, she worked on projects for D&G and Dsquared2.

Upon completion of the Master’s in Fashion Styling, with honors, she moved back to her hometown of Istanbul to take up the role of trend and concept advisor, working alongside her father at ‘Burce Textile’, a family-owned textile company. In 2008, Burce received Fashion TV Turkey’s ‘Most Promising Fashion Designer’ award and started working as an instructor at Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts, Fashion and Textile Design Department. As a freelancer, her commercial fashion designs were used by major brands such as Porsche, Audi and Bentley, for the AutoShow fair.

In December 2010, Bekrek established her own brand, ‘Burce Bekrek’. With her first collection, she showed at a catwalk show organized in the Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey. And she has also been nominated in the Elle Style Awards Turkey for Young Designer. Over three years she developed a unique signature style among modern designs with a focus on clean cuts, excellent fit and high quality fabrics. In 2013, Burce Bekrek became a part of the ‘Fashion Incube Istanbul’ project and was a consultant for CFE London. She also showcased her Spring/Summer 2014 collection at ‘Paris Sur Mode’ during Paris Fashion Week and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul. Recently, she designed a ‘White Shirt Line’ for the famous multilabel brands store Bilstore under the name of ‘Burce Bekrek for Bils’ in Istanbul and showcased her new Fall/Winter 2014 collection at Who’s Next Paris.

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Burce Bekrek
Burce Bekrek

Interior designer for the showroom Herricasa in Crema, where she performs on-site inspections, preparation of two-dimensional designs, design consulting and finally the processing in 3D and cost estimates.

She graduated in interior design from Istituto Marangoni.

In December 2010, she began working with the company Herricasa, a furniture showroom in Crema (CR), which has world-class brands such as Boffi, Cassina, Minotti, etc.

A fixed-term contract followed the first six-month internship, and finally permanent employment.

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Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design
Valentina Ghilardi

He currently designs accessories and furniture for “Versace” and “Versace Home”. Giulio was born in Como, an area of excellence in Italy’s furniture design industry.

After his high-school diploma as Industrial Technical expert, he moved to the UK and worked as a textile designer for the London’s leading print design studio Westcott-Design Ltd. Here he had the opportunity to experiment with concepts and develop his creative talents before returning to Italy and graduating cum laude from Istituto Marangoni Milano in 2013.

He quickly managed to enter the design industry collaborating with the avant-garde eyewear brand Glassing. At the age of 23, he achieved success designing the “un1co” sunglasses, worn by, among others, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

He designed furniture as well, with rational, cutting-edge interior design items including ‘WTF’, a series of cushions made using waste silk from the textile industry; and the functional wooden beach chair ‘Xylem’, exhibited at Salone Satellite during the Salone del Mobile 2014 trade show in Milano.

“My expertise and my training are the starting point of my projects”, says Masciocchi. He claims to have taken a comprehensive approach to the “auto-planning” and design of everyday objects. His commitment to modern functionality combined with the wise use of materials, often conceived in an eco-friendly framework, is the key to his current and future success.

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Giulio Masciocchi
Giulio Masciocchi

He graduated from the Art Institute Ballardini in Faenza. He attended a course in fashion design at Istituto Marangoni, where he perfected his technique, graduating in 2009.

He began working as a freelance designer creating collections of fancy ornamental headwear that bear his name, they are unique pieces made ​​by hand. Combining his passion for art and fashion, he takes inspiration from nature, revisiting everything that surrounds him with the dark vein that has always characterized his aesthetic.

In 2010 he founded the streetwear label I AM ® and made ​​his first collection of headwear as an emerging designer. I AM ® is marketed internationally.

He is planning a collection of headwear suitable for mass production and the opening of an online store.

www.alessandromengozzi.com

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Alessandro Mengozzi
Alessandro Mengozzi

Li Xuan Wang is 26 years old and of Chinese origin. She came to Istituto Marangoni Milano to study Fashion Design more than 5 years ago and is full of passion for fashion. She gave her best in the three-year fashion course and has had a lot of amazing opportunities to achieve her dream goal. She was the finalist of the Gala London Graduate Fashion Week, representing Istituto Marangoni Milano, and was one of the protagonists of The Doc-talent showin SKY: The Fashion School. After graduating she won a scholarship to do theFashion Design Master course. After becoming a winner of her year on the master’s course, she started working in Ermenegildo Zegna as designerwhere she remains to this day.

She took inspiration from rubber, looking at its sturcture ,multiple curvy lines that it takes on according to its use, she has imagined a collection that retakes its silhouettes maximum the volumes, transform the idea of shape and volumeto the collection’s garments and enriched the garments. She wanted to use knit to create soft armour, focusing on the idea of change and transformation, she worked on the layering and volumes creating a high ability of adaptation that can be turned, transformed, braided and worn differently according to the man who wears it.

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Li Xuan Wang
Li Xuan Wang

Italian native Paglialunga’s career started at Romeo Gigli in the early 90’s where he served as the founder’s closest collaborator. In 1996 he joined Prada to collaborate for over 10 years arriving to assume the role as Womenswear design director.

Early 2009 Paglialunga left Prada to become Creative Director for the house of Vionnet. After that experience, he moved to Jil Sander, where is now Creative Director.

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Rodolfo Paglialunga
Rodolfo Paglialunga

Sabrina is a Chinese designer born in Italy. She began her private journey as a fashion designer when she launched her own brand Ombra in 2013, in pursuit of her own design willingness. With the meaning of “shadow” in Italian, Ombra reflects the concept that everyone is born to be unique no matter what conditions they are under.

After completing her Master Course in Fashion Design Womenswear at Istituto Marangoni Milano, she started working as a designer and a patternmaker for several fashion companies such as Areline, BIGS S.R.L, GIXCHI. Over her career, she has also co-designed with Dolce&Gabbana and Giuseppe Zanotti.

Her efforts have paid off with her own brand now. The designs she presents combine the merits of elegance, maturity and décor without ever overlooking details and quality. In so doing, she tries to drag the best out of people without any restrictions.

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Sabrina Hu
Sabrina Hu

Her career started with her collaboration with Gianni Versace fashion house as Junior Accessories Designer for creative research and design of leather goods for the women’s Couture and Prêt-à-Porter collections. In September 2009, Paula was selected for the ‘Vogue Talents’ project and was included in the list of 140 Emerging Designers of Vogue Italia. In September 2010 her brand debuted internationally with the presentation of the first collection of bags (Spring/Summer 2011 collection).

From 2015 the designer established a series of creative synergies that led her to collaborate with Atelier Biagetti, with Nike and with Kartell. Thanks to the last partnership she had the chance to create a seasonal accessory capsule and the Magic print for the Madame Paula armchair, presented during the Milan Design Week 2017 as a personal reinterpretation of the timeless Philippe Starck model.
In October 2016, Paula Cademartori signed the strategic alliance with Renzo Rosso, thus entering the OTB Group’s portfolio. This led to a further expansion of the brand that, in February 2017, inaugurated the first Pop-up store in the heart of Milan’s fashion district.

Sophisticated geometries, combinations of textures and color blocks are the hallmarks of Paula’s style: according to the designer’s concept, true luxury is in details. Each accessory is conceived as a design object to collect and made personal, something that has to be both functional and versatile.

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Paula Cademartori
Paula Cademartori

He graduated from Istituto Marangoni in 2009. In the same year, together with an industrial designer, he founded DAAFportal, the DAAFsociety portal for designers, architects, artists and fashion industry experts, which published online in 2011. Also in 2009, he opened Ouchstudio as an operational studio of interior design and product design. The studio developed Interior Design and turnkey design products that entered production. The company was closed in late 2012, while DAAFportal became an online magazine (daafportal.com).

Ouchstudio had a presence at the Salone del mobile 2011, showing some lamps in the Missoni stand as well as a prototype of a chair outside the show in Torrona in the Tortona area.

Librallon was also an instructor of 3DStudio Max and AutoCad for training courses in Padua.

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Diversity in Fashion Scholarship
Stefano Librallon

Born in Bergamo 1972, Alessandra Facchinetti studied art, sculpture and architecture, before dedicating herself to fashion, graduating at Istituto Marangoni Milano.

Her versatile aesthetic and international background led her to seek different experiences in some of the most prestigious fashion houses, including the Prada Group, where she made her debut in 1994 as a designer and co-ordinator for the brand MiuMiu; Gucci, where she started working in 2000 as Design Director of women’s prêt-à-porter; Moncler, for which she launched Gamme Rouge in 2006; the house of Valentino, who called her in 2008 to develop prêt-à-porter and Haute Couture; and finally the launch, in 2010, of her first personal project, ‘Uniqueness’, which is an experiment in ‘seasonless’ fashion, exclusively online.

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Alessandra Facchinetti
Alessandra Facchinetti

Her imagination is multifaceted, bringing her to experiment and find inspiration in nature and art. Interested in the research and development of sophisticated textures with three-dimensional effects and geometric cuts, she willingly enriches her clothes with original sculptural details.

Backed by two years of experience in graphic and photographic studios in Italy, she studied fashion design at Istituto Marangoni in Paris and Milan. A few months after graduation, her idea for the end of a fashion show – a white swimsuit adorned with balloons that broke one by one, exploding colour onto it – was the idea that helped her win the final of the French competition Triumph Inspiration Award 2010. Her journey has continued without interruption. She went to Balenciaga for an internship in the development of models and in sweaters, and in 2011, she was hired as assistant designer of knitwear.

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Sofie Insam
Sofie Insam

Julie de Libran was raised in Vernègues, a small village close to Baux de Provence in the south of France, by her wine producer turned restaurateur father and interior designer mother who was perpetually decked in Yves Saint Laurent, Hermès, and Sonia Rykiel.

When she was 8 years old, her father moved the brood to America. She spent the ’80s in the United States. Some of her earliest and happiest memories are of visiting the tailor with her mother and grandmother to be fitted for smock dresses. But when it came to shopping, she never found what she wanted in stores. During high school, she drew some sketches and took them to a seamstress.

Her father, seeing the signs, enrolled her in fashion school, at Istituto Marangoni where she studied Fashion Design. As soon as she graduated in 1991, she found a place at Gianfranco Ferré, before moving to Versace. And then, in 1998, she joined Prada where she stayed for 10 and a half years. After a long experience in position of power at Louis Vuitton, she moved to Sonia Rykiel, where she is now channelling all that knowledge into collections that show her concern for detail and narrative.

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Julie de Libran – Artistic Director
Julie de Libran – Artistic Director

After graduating in law in Moscow, she discovered her artistic aptitude and changed her sphere of interest, participating as a painter in art exhibitions in Russia and Brazil. She then studied interior design at the Moscow Architectural Institute and started designing both in Moscow and in St. Petersburg, where in 2007 she opened her own studio.

She got her Master’s in interior design in 2009 from the Istituto Marangoni. The following year she founded the design firm Davsar-Design in Milan for the design of high-quality interiors, focusing on innovation and on developing professional relations between Italy and Russia.

Elena has developed her own method of optimizing the design of environments that are in harmony with the desires of the client. It is registered under the name lifecoachdesign ®.

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Elena Davsar
Elena Davsar

Born in Salerno in 1989 Alessandra left her classical studies to join her dream and study fashion design, accidentally meeting a girl in Ibiza who was already attending Istituto Marangoni Milano.

After her graduation in fashion design, three-year course, Alessandra started her career in Philipp Plein as an intern. After 10 months personal assisting the Chief of Design, she had the possibility to become the Head of Design for the whole office. Today at Philipp Plein Alessandra supervises all the collections of the brand, working really close with Mr. Plein, trying to catch the best ideas of the designer himself.

Alessandra says: ‘the school period was the best period of my life, where I met all my best friends and where I learned everything to be a good designer. Istituto Marangoni is where everything started.

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Alessandra Macellaro
Alessandra Macellaro

Lautaro Amadeo Tambutto was born in 1994 in San Nicolas de los Arroyos, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studies Fashion Design at the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires and after his graduation, he moves to Italy to attend the Fashion Design Intensive course at Istituto Marangoni Milano · The School of Fashion.

He launches his brand ‘L A T’ in late 2015. The brand carries on Lautaro’s need to express the importance of the Latin American cultures mixing the ancestral aspects and traditions such as the use of leather, wool and fur with global influences, such as sports and streetswear. His works are influenced by Latin American history with its idiosyncrasies, as well as by experiments with contemporary visions of fashion. The result is htne combined with his creative sensitivity and strong aesthetics.

In June 2015 Lautaro wins the FashionClash Talent Award by Vogue Talents, and, in 2016, he takes part in the Vancouver Fashion Week (March), in the Antwerp Fashion Festival (September). In June 2017 he joins White WOW Milan as International guest and in Tranoi Trade Show in Paris. In November 2017, he opens the first “L A T” Concept Store in Buenos Aires.

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Lautaro Amadeo Tambutto
Lautaro Amadeo Tambutto

Born in 1984 in Catanzaro, he matured with artistic promise. He studied Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni, graduating with honors.

After an experience at Dolce & Gabbana in 2006, he joined the creative team of Giorgio Armani to design the men’s collections. He was also appointed director of the Emporio Armani red line. declared an emerging talent by Vogue magazine in 2010, he took part in the Mango fashion awards in Barcelona.

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Rocco Iannone
Rocco Iannone

Born in Istanbul, Zeynep Tosun studied Business Administration and continued her academic training at Istituto Marangoni, studying Fashion Design, also attending summer-school. In the summer of 2005 she did her first intern-ship at Derishow-Turkey. After attending fashion designing courses for a year, she was accepted to masters program study at Marangoni. During her masters degree studies she took illustration, digital fashion and pattern and fashion history classes.

Soon as she graduated and held her first fashion show in London on July 2006 and Alberta Ferretti offered her a job. She was part of the design team of Alberta Feretti and she improved her skills in haute couture and artistry. After a year she decided to move back to Turkey and she participated to ITKIB’s young designers contest in 2007 and won 3 rd place. In the meantime she took part in Esin Maraslioglu’s Designloft project. In the scope of this platform by which she had the opportunity to present her 15 look collection with other 8 young designers.

In addition she worked as a design consultant for some brands. Following this project, for three months she worked as an assistant to Ece Ege, the creator and designer of Dice Kayek brand. In september 2008 she established her own brand. At the present, she designs custom-made haute couture outfits as well she has ready-to-wear collection. Zeynep Tosun has a store in shopping mall called Akmerkez and a showroom in Akatlar. Her goal is to expand her brand in Turkish market and to be a globally known brand in 5-6 years.

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Zeynep Tosun
Zeynep Tosun

Born in Lodi in 1982, after art and design studies, Armando attended DAMS in Bologna. A strong creative drive and the first professional experiences led him quickly into the world of fashion and, thanks to this passion, in 2003 he began attending Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion.

The time spent at Istituto Marangoni allowed him to grow his knowledge focusing on topics that later became the core of his artistic research: the physical and inner journey to reach the unconscious.

After graduating from the Marangoni Institute, he began cooperating with several brands as a stylist consultant; this role led him to move to Paris, where he has been living and working since 2008.

Armando Costa is currently cooperating with Istituto Marangoni as a tutor at the Paris School of Fashion, an experience that is offering him a valuable opportunity to dialogue with the new generations of talents and to deepen his knowledge of new fashion trends.

In 2017, he was chosen for I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution, the one-of-a-kind mentoring project developed by Istituto Marangoni to promote the most talented alumni and help them launch their first brand.

Armando showcased “Horror Vacui”, his first collection, in an exclusive fashion show within the Milano Fashion Week in September, and then went on to present it in Santo Domingo during Dominicana Moda.

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Armando Costa
Armando Costa

Franco Moschino was born in 1950, on February 27th. In 1978 for eleven consecutive seasons, he designed the Cadette collection. His work on it heralded what became some of his most famous personal and stylistic traits. In 1983 he made the first fashion show of Moschino women’s collection, presented in Milano. In 1984, the second women’s wear fashion show at the Fiera in Milano confirmed the success of the previous season. Then, in 1985, the first Moschino men’s wear collection was presented at the Regal Palace in Milano. His career was raising and, in 1986, he launched the first ‘Moschino Jeans’ women’s wear collection. After that, in 1987, the Maison launched its first fragrance and, in 1988, the first Moschino ‘Cheap and Chic’ collection.

A very important year was the 1989, when he opened the first Moschino boutique in Milano, via S. Andrea. The second boutique opened in 1990 in Via Durini, Milano, for the ‘Cheap and Chic’ and ‘Moschino Jeans’ collections. In 1991 Franco Moschino decides to stop having fashion shows, and in 1992 he launched his first ‘social awareness’ advertising campaign. In 1993 an exhibition is held in Milano to celebrate the first ten years of Moschino’s and the book ‘X years of Kaos’ is published. In this year a fashion show of historical dresses is held at the National Theatre, in Milano.

In 1994 Franco Moschino dies on the 18th of September.

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Franco Moschino
Franco Moschino

Alessandro Sartori was born in Biella, Italy. He draduated from Istituto Marangoni, receiving his degree in 1989.

By 2003 he was artistic director at Ermenegildo Zegna, where he created the “Z Zegna” range. In July 2011 he joined Berluti, holding the position of creative director until February 2016, when his return as artistic director of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group was announced starting from June, with full responsibility across all Zegna brands. In his personal Pantheon, his mother, a tailoress who gave him the taste and the techniques of made-to-measure, has a special place, just next to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and the photographer Irving Penn.

Creative imagination, disciplined technique and poetic elegance are his keywords. From pattern cutting to the finishing of a buttonhole, no detail escapes his eye. For Berluti, he creates collections that blend rigorous control with fantasy, a distillation of the soul and spirit of the House.

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Alessandro Sartori
Alessandro Sartori

Indonesian fashion designer Kleting Titis Wigati is CEO & Creative director at KLÉ, ready-to-wear fashion label she started in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2009. Her designs are brave and sharp, intended for non-conformist individuals who crave self-expression through their personal style.

Kleting graduated in Fashion Design from Istituto Marangoni Milano School of Fashion in 2005. The years spent in Italy’s fashion capital have allowed her to acknowledge and appreciate European sartorial tastes and fashion flair, without neglecting the Asian eccentric sense we always find in her creations.

Kleting’s career in the fashion industry is dotted with significant experiences in different areas: she has worked as fashion editor and stylist for numerous magazines & Television commercials, as Product Development assistant for brands like Miss Sixty, Killah & Sixty Men and Sixty Far East in Hong Kong, as well as she has been Product designer at Italian sportswear brand Berik. As a fashion designer, she has been showcasing her collections in Indonesia since 2009, also taking part in several Fashion Weeks.

Her talent is repeatedly recognized and rewarded with numerous achievements and awards, including Cleo “Young and Talented Designer” Fashion Award in 2008 and ESMOD’s 2001 award for pattern making and design interpretation. In 2008, she was chosen as one of 30 most inspiring people under 30 years old by Hard Rock FM radio Jakarta.

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Kleting Titis Wigati
Kleting Titis Wigati

Zaid Farouki has always known that his future would be in the fashion world. He graduated in Business Administration in Washington, fed his passion for art by studying painting, sculpture and multimedia, and has been writing about fashion and style on his fashion blog zaiddor.com for some years now. Nonetheless, only when he got to Istituto Marangoni Milano, he realised that he had found his way. He graduated in Fashion Design in 2014 and after a short stop-over in London to deepen his knowledge of couture techniques and embroidery, he moved to Dubai to open his first studio. He describes himself as an artist who uses fashion as a means of expression: his designs arise and are renewed each season, and are presented only when they are ready, in season, rejecting the dictates of previews and the schedule constraints for the presentation of collections. Farouki is first and foremost a creative talent, bold and unconventional, just as any self-respecting artist. collection.

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Zaid Farouki
Zaid Farouki

Olga Vilshenko is a Russian fashion designer and entrepreneur who has been working in the fashion industry since 2008: Olga founded her own brand in 2011.

Born in 1978 in Zlatoust, a city in the Ural Region of Russia, she was inspired by her mother’s talent in sewing and knitting: despite her job as an accountant, she used her spare time to create beautiful garments for the whole family. When she was 13, Olga as well started to make clothes, for herself and her friends.

After studying Accounting and Audit at the South Ural State University and Costume Design in Chelyabinsk Humanitarian Institute, she decided to pursue her love for fashion by honing her skills at Istituto Marangoni London, where she studied Fashion Design.

Olga presented first prêt-à-porter collection for her brand Vilshenko in 2011 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, effortlessly mixing the great Russian heritage with western silhouettes to create a distinctive luxury label with a traditional folkloric twist.

Today she creates four collections per year, which are sold in over 15 countries and 180 doors, including Net-a-Porter, Matches.com, Bergdorf Goodman, Selfridges, Harrods, Saks, Moda Operandi, Joyce and TSUM. She now splits her time between her studios in London and Moscow, where she opened the first mono-brand boutique in October 2014.

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Olga Vilshenko
Olga Vilshenko

Taking the Masters in Fashion & Luxury Brand Management helped me broaden my network, with professors, industry professionals, and classmates, who I now call my good friends.

It opened the doors to business opportunities and raised the level of the work I was doing. From the first semester, I began to notice the difference in the quality of the product that I offered to my clients and the 360 vision that I now have of the fashion industry.

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Sofia Agostini
Sofia Agostini