Fashion Design

Undergraduate Courses - Milan

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The Fashion Designer is a designer, able to listen to his own aesthetic vision and creativity to translate them into clothes or accessories that express a unique, innovative and personal story. The emerging professional figure lays its foundations on a contemporary cultural preparation combined with a design methodology and specific technical skills that allow the designer to select and choose the lines, volumes and materials most suitable for the realization of a project. This methods is combined to the ability to interact with all the different professions involved in the production process. All the stylistic skills are also combined with the ability to create and produce high quality products to assess the current market positioning and the communication of the project itself.

The course offers two specializations: Fashion Design where the development of women's, men's, knitwear and children's collections is studied in depth; Shoes and Accessories Design in which the universe of accessories is investigated, from bags to shoes to small leather goods.

Title – The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2020
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

get an insight into the creative professiona: Fashion Designer

This is a three-year course taught in English language based on IED’s successful and advanced educational system, which continually generates highly skilled creative fashion graduates who go on to successfully establish themselves at all levels and in all fields of the fashion industry.

In order to gain confidence in design basics, the first year programme includes theoretical studies as well as practice-based modules focused on designing. In the second year studies go on upon the knowledge that students have acquired in the previous 2 semesters. The third and final year is dedicated to improving work skills up to professional industry standards. Therefore, the fifth and sixth semester are dedicated to the Final Project and to preparing the students for their professional life after IED.

Professional Perspectives - Fashion Designer, Shoes and Accessories Designer, Textile Designer, Product Manager, Knitwear Designer, Trend and Textile Researcher, Creative Researcher.

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Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Olivia Spinelli - Course Coordinator

Olivia Spinelli - Course Coordinator
She has been working in the fashion industry for over 15 years during which she worked for the biggest Italian fashion houses. For Dolce & Gabbana she collaborated for the D&G line and during the time she spent in Versace she coordinated the development of the VERSUS women's collection, than she participated in the creation of the GIGLI man / woman line for the European and Japanese market and continued her journey within the great brands dealing with the GF FERRE women's collection. She currently has her own consulting firm for women's prèt a porter and child collections.

Alon Siman-Tov - Course coordinator

Alon Siman-Tov - Course coordinator
Israeli designer, he moved to Italy in the early 90s and began his professional career at Enrico Coveri. Subsequently he gained important experiences at Roberto Cavalli, Romeo Gigli, Levi's and Benetton, specializing in the field of accessories. Since 2010 he has been designing for his own footwear brand You Footwear.

Angelo Montanini

Angelo Montanini
He is an internationally renowned Illustrator who boasts amongst his collaborations important publishing houses such as Rusconi, Mondadori, Longanesi and Editrice Nord. Since the 80s, he has been dealing with illustration-related training in the fashion becoming one of the major experts of the area.

Umberto Sannino

Umberto Sannino
He started his career working in the style offices of important Maisons, such as Ballantyne and Costume National. Currently, he is Head of Design at Redemption and he collaborates as Stylist for several freelance projects. He collaborates with Moda Operandi and Ermenegildo Zegna. He is Associate Creative Director for The Greatest Magazine, Consultant for Taschen and Art Director for Noplace Magazine

Stefania Bodini

Stefania Bodini
Stefania Bodini è consulente per la ricerca tessuti da Missoni. Inizia la sua carriera professionale nell'ambito tessile lavorando per alcune importanti aziende come Basile s.p.a, Moschino, Antonio Fusco, Bally e Gilmar. Si occupa della ricerca e dello sviluppo dei materiali  (tessuti, stampe accessori e ricami) con particolare attenzione al collegamento tra la fase creativa e l'industrializzazione.

Gianni Cinti

Gianni Cinti
Gianni Cinti nasce in Umbria nel 1979. Compie studi artistici e nel 1997 viene ammesso a frequentare il prestigioso Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (ISIA) di Urbino. Ha partecipato a mostre collettive e personali sviluppando un personale percorso espressivo e comunicativo. Con un segno elegante e a volte primitivo, dal taglio colto e ironico le sue creazioni sono state riconosciute a livello internazionale (come la Menzione d’Onore al "The Lucky Strike Designer Award" del 2009) e pubblicate su riviste di settore (Private, 2007). Ha lavorato per grandi nomi della moda italiana seguendo parallelamente progetti di natura fortemente sperimentale. Per oltre cinque anni è stato assistente di Gianfranco Ferrè. Attualmente segue diversi progetti contaminando moda, arte e design tra Milano, New York e Shanghai. Il suo studio è a Torino che considera la sua città  d’adozione.

Marta Forghieri

Marta Forghieri
Fashion Designer. With her collections she won competitions such as Feed on Fashion and Next Generation. She has collaborated with major fashion companies, she has been in charge of the second line of Mila Schön and has recently opened a womenswear brand, Smarteez, in collaboration with the company Pleated.

Michele Guazzone

Michele Guazzone
Upon graduating in Sociology at the University of Turin, he worked in the socio-semiotic research field as a member of the observatory of trend research of the communication agency Matica. At the same time, he worked for Label, a quarterly publication dealing with contemporary art, architecture, fashion and design, focusing on both the editing and the publication of a few articles on theater and cinema. He collaborated with the graphic design and communication studio Bellissimo, supporting the organization of events related to design and contemporary art as well as Club to Club, the electronic music festival in Turin.

Veronica Foschi

Veronica Foschi
She graduated from Polytechnic of Milan in Industrial Design with a Final Project about the definition of new communication languages. She has always been working in graphic illustration and photography.

Frances Venneri

Frances Venneri
Born in Australia, Frances graduated in Fashion Technology and Fashion Design atTAFE Sydney. She collaborated with brands such as Canali, E.Zegna, men luxury sportswear collections, for the product development, texile and leather research. She is Co-founder of the Design-Product Studio Gallieri Venneri Associati.  menswear,womenswear,kidswear, She also worked for the Alberto Aspesi, Tucano Urbano, Mandarina Duck, Save The Duck, Roy Rogers President, Swiss Chriss Sempach menswear, womenswear, kidswear collection.  

Lia Mondina

Lia Mondina
She has graduated at the Saint Martin’s School of Art in Fashion Design and Textiles with a specialization in knitwear. She collaborates as a freelance Designer at the Giorgio Armani and Max Mara knitwear collections and designs the Verri men's and women's knitwear collections. She is a trend researcher for spinning mills and for companies operating in the textile and jersey sector, for which she follows the development of their collections. She designs and develops knitting stitches for industrial machines.

Maria Delli

Maria Delli
Freelance Product Manager, she’s been working as Product Specialist in the Fashion market, both clothes and accessories, sportswear and leather goods. She collaborated with Mandarina Duck as Product Manager in charge of restyling the accessory line, with Dimensione Danza and with Fila Sport as Chief Product manager and Designer Coordinator for global activewear womenswear collection. She’s also participated to Salone del Mobile of Milan with several food design-dedicated projects.

Olivia Corio

Olivia Corio
She worked as Editor and Producer for Mtv, in London and Milan. As a professional Journalist she contributed to various magazines, among them Harper's Bazaar, Fashion, Virus Mutations, Tutto Musica, Grazia, Cosmopolitan. She has recently discovered a vocation for fiction. She published her first novel, Colpiscimi, (Alet Edizioni in 2011) followed by Mappe sulla pelle (Ed.It Press 2012), a collection of monologues from various female novelists.

Emma Holborow

Emma Holborow
Free-lance Designer specialized in knitwear from the Winchester School of Art, she works in Italy as Knitwear Specialist both menswear and womenswear. Her career began developing knitting stitches for a notorious spinning in Milan. She also provides consultancy on knitwear-related matters for companies such as PierAntonio Gaspari, Fendi, CXD, Filatura Filpucci, Prada and Studio Ferré Donna.

Irene Cinus

Irene Cinus
She learned sartorial craftsmanship in Sardinia. Since she has moved to Milano, Irene has worked with fashion brands such as Gianfranco Ferrè and Moschino, and cutting-edge Fashion Designers, such as Carol Christian Poell. While her core activity revolves around patternmaking, tailoring and dressmaking, she is devoted to textile manipulation and artisanal experimentation, like embroidery, needlecraft and beading to create samples and collections. For the last ten years, she has also been involved in higher education.

Alba Solaro

Alba Solaro
She started her career as Journalist in 1981, writing for L'Unità and indipendent publications. In 2000, she became Senior Editor of the website KwMusica, as part of Kataweb portal. She took actively part in the process of rethinking and redesigning the new Marie Claire. Other journalistic collaborations include among others Il Mattino di Napoli and Io Donna. She has also worked for television and radio as Editor and Author.

Alessandro Turci

Alessandro Turci
Fashion Designer and Art Director for important international Fashion Houses as Luciano Soprani, Allegri, Les Copains, Luciano Barbera, Solleciti Fur. Personal Website. Art Curator and president of the cultural association Risekult based in Milan, publisher and art director of Risekult Art Book publication for collectors about contemporary art.

Serena Toffetti

Serena Toffetti
Lecturer, Fashion Consultant and Trend Forecaster. Founder and Art Director of itcouldbemine.com. Member of the editorial team of HAUTE FOOD, distributed throughout Europe, Japan and U.S.A. Among her clients: Miu Miu, Stella Mccartney, Maison Margiela, Antonio Marras, Proenza Schouler, Msgm and others. She also worked and published for independent magazines as a freelance stylist and photographer.

Rachel Dobson

Rachel Dobson
Textile Designer, after graduating in Fashion & Textiles at Middlesex University in London and a BA Degree in Textile Design at Heriot Watt University in Scotland, she has worked for several British companies. In 1990 she moved to Italy and started collaborating as Designer for textile manufacturing companies, following textile collections for Italian and American big brands. Since 2003 she has been working for her own studio in innovative textile design and textile consulting.

Francesco Casolo

Francesco Casolo
He has been writing for cinema for many years, among his most successful works and collaborations: I resilienti, documentary film awarded at Lampedusa film festival and selected at the Beirut International Film Festival and Cutting the grey parts, Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival. He works as Editor and Ghost Writer for RCS-Rizzoli Media Group and magazines.

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