Master of Art in Fashion and Textile Design:
The two-year program in Fashion and Textile Design is addressed to young designers that
adopt and recognize in fashion a language able to visually embrace the essence of the
contemporary world (music, visual arts, humanistic culture, technical/scientific culture, craft
and industrial technologies, experimentation and tradition): fashion is their language.
The two years program runs through a sort of permanent lab, where the students play a central role.
Each course has a strong project based methodology aimed toward the production of a body of work directed to implement the personal portfolio of each student.
Practical design project is central to all courses, students learn by practice, guided and supported by tutors from the Fashion/Design/Art fields. Tailoring Lab, Textile Lab and Design Lab are widely used in the didactics’ method.
Interdisciplinary concepts and a spectrum of thematic approaches challenge the students to strength their own style.
Each of the two years is divided in two parts ( two semesters)
The course aims to theoretically and practically strengthen personal methods in approaching and creating creative designs in relation to unconventional visions of garments, accessories and visual storytelling.
Visual Design (Draping I)
The course objective is to learn the techniques of construction of the garment on the mannequin.
The objective of the course is to introduce students to contemporary forms of narration to be applied to the communication of their own personal styles. Through visual and theoretical cues, students are involved in the creation of narratives exploring aspects of contemporary fashion communication, contents and formats, with a predilection for visual language contamination.
Textile Design I
Textile Design I aims to impart design methodologies directed at creating fibres and fabrics, employing both manual and industrial techniques. The course will evolve in differing manners, according to the needs of individual students. From researching fibers to the creation of fabrics to be used to create personal collections. The course is also enriched with theoretical and visual information concerning the world of textiles.
History of Applied Arts
Lecturers will assist students in reading contemporary forms of art. At the end of the course, students will present their own creations expressing the theoretical content acquired during the course.
Fashion Design I
Fashion Design I guides students in acquiring a design methodology directed at creating fashion collections. Students will be supported in all aspects to create their personal collection: from its inception and research, to the creation of garments. (Minimum outfit produced 1st year: 3 outfits + Book)
Material Culture (Pattern Making I)
The course is strongly connected to Fashion Design I as a support for the realization of the students personal projects; methodologies related to paper pattern techniques are applied to garment creation.
the course in divided into two independent parts:
Graphic design: The aim of the course is to train the students in understanding the importance of the graphic sign in the world of fashion and communication.
Photography: The aim of the course is to use photography as a tool for creative projects, while improving the communication skills of fashion and textile designer.
Accessories (Costume Lab)
The course involves collaboration between students of fashion and students from other departments. Students, divided in groups, develop a narrative with particular attention to the implementation of ‘costumes’ using solutions and techniques unconventionally.
Fashion Setting ( Millinery)
This course focuses of experimenting artisanal solutions to create hats. Each student will be guided through the development of a personal collection, from shapes and materials to its creation, providing students with suitable tools to manually produce a hat collection.
Decoration (Draping II)
The course objective is to deepen the knowledge of the techniques of construction of the garment on the mannequin.
Textile Design II
Textile Design I aims to deepen design methodologies directed at creating fibers and fabrics, employing both manual and industrial techniques. The course will evolve in differing manners, according to the needs of individual students. From researching fibers to the creation of fabrics to be used to create personal collections. The course is also enriched with theoretical and visual information concerning the world of textiles.
The course consists of an experimental project of fashion production, investigating creative formulas in relation to aesthetic and visual aspects as well as to practical ones.
Fashion Design II
Fashion Design I guides students in acquiring a design methodology directed at creating fashion collections. Students will be supported in all aspects to create their personal collection: from its inception and research, to the creation of garments. (Minimum outfit produced 2nd year: 5 outfits + Book)
Textile and new Material Technology (Pattern Making II)
The course is strongly connected to Fashion Design II as a support for the realization of the students personal projects; methodologies related to paper pattern techniques are applied to garment creation.
A series of individual meeting with teachers focusing on building the roots for the Thesis structure and prepare the students for a portfolio high quality presentation.
The courses of Fashion Design, Textile Design, Pattern Making and Draping are carried out by the same teacher along the two years path:
Luca Belotti (co-teacher)
Simone Colombo (Pattern Making): Fashion Designer, pattern making expertise
Barbara Comuzzi (Textile Design): Textile design researcher
Michele Corradini (Portfolio): graphic designer, academic assistant
Dea Curic (Computer Graphic)
Illustrator and fashion designer
Owner of dea mademoiselle, brand specialized in original hand-drawn pattern
Alessandra Galasso (History of Applied Arts, Concept Planning)
Art critic, curator and publisher. Specialized in contemporary art
Romeo Gigli (Fashion Design)
Among the most famous influential Italian Fashion Designer
described as singlehandedly changing the course of fashion (by the Los Angeles Times)
Roberto Magliozzi: (Photography)
Photographer specialized in digital photo solutions for fashion brands, experimenting new processes to support the communication needs
Geni Iorio (Pattern Making)
Tailoring and Pattern making, textile design, consultant
Aldo Lanzini (M.A. Course Leader)
Mostly interested in contaminating daily practices and activating cross-media creativity through praxis as a way of making
Annalisa Limonta (Millinery)
Hats designer of the brand “Federica Moretti”
Nicoletta Morozzi (Project Management)
Naba Fashion Project Leader
Her professional activity spreads across the fields of fashion, art and design
Claudia Nesi (Fashion Design)
Style consultant, researcher on techniques and materials, development of color charts,
overview on collections
Lorenza Pignatti (Concept Planning)
Art historian, curator and essayist
Manuela Porta (Costume Lab)
Costume designer and performer
Guido Riccitelli (Draping)
Teacher and consultant for the fashion industry
Manuela Rubertelli (Textile Design)
Experienced in fashion and textile. Product manager and managing director of textile fashion productions
Autor of books on textile design
Cinzia Ruggeri (Fashion Design, Project Methodology)
Active in the Art and Fashion Designs’ scene since the 1960’
Considered by the IlSole24Ore: a fashion-inventor, along with Elsa Schiaparelli, JC de Castelbajac,Franco Moschino and Jeremy Scott
Stefania Seoni (Art Direction)
Independent journalist, fashion scouting, researcher
Former Academy Years Faculty
MARINA NELLI (teacher 2011-2015)
Entrepreneurial twenty-year activity on research, development and textile production
MARIUCCIA CASADIO (teacher 2011-2015)
Art consultant of VOGUE ITALIA
IVO BISIGNANO (teacher 2011-2013)
Fashion artist, archeologist of fashion, creative multi~tasker.
DENISE BONAPACE (teacher 2011-2012)
Artist, Fashion designer.
MATTEO GUARNACCIA (teacher 2011-2012)
Artist key figure in contemporary visionary culture.
RICCARDA MANDRINI (teacher 2012-2013)
GIANCARLO MONTEBELLO (teacher 2012-2013)
Body Ornament and jewelry designer.
ANGELA MISSONI (teacher 2012-2013)
FEDERICA MORETTI (teacher 2011-2013)
DOMENICO PRICIPATO (teacher 2011-2013)
Illustrator and fashion creative graphic designer.
LIUBA POPOVA (teacher 2011-2013)
Costume & theater designer , fashion journalist and teacher of History of Fashion.
GIULIA SECCO SUARDO (teacher 2012-2013)
NANCY MARTIN STETSON (teacher 2011)
Textile Researcher and educator.