Fashion Design

Undergraduate Courses - Rome

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The Fashion Design Three-year course gives the student a solid cultural and technical base, exploring both the methods and the operations sides, training a highly flexible specialist capable of working in various types of environments and disciplines: from the small artisanal producer, to the small-medium size company, all the way up to the largest multinationals.

Professional profiles: Fashion Designer, Accessories Designer, Fashion Graphic Designer, Product Developer, Product Manager, Fashion Forecaster, Label Owner.

The course is recognised by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF)

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2019
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

Get an insight into the creative professions: Fashion Designer

This is a three-year course is based on IED’s successful and advanced educational system, which constantly generates highly skilled creative fashion graduates able to go on to successfully and establishing 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.

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.

Paola Pattacini - Coordinator of IED Roma Fashion School

Paola Pattacini - Coordinator of IED Roma Fashion School
She began her career in MaxMara group as Textile Researcher and Development Manager, then she joined the team of the Architect Gianfranco Ferrè, where she stayed for more than 20 years. She also spent 10 years in Dior Maison, as Fashion Coordinator of the Style Office. Later, she worked for Gattinoni Maison and for Marina Rinaldi. She has been Head of the Accessories at Ermanno Scervino. Currently, she is working for various luxury fashion brands.

Cristina Silvestrini - Course Coordinator

Cristina Silvestrini - Course Coordinator
After graduating in Fashion Design at the IED, her first experience is in the high fashion world of Maison Gattinoni Couture, at the side of Raniero and Fernanda Gattinoni. Subsequently she collaborates with Antonio Marras, where she acquires a wide knowledge in the world of prêt-à-porter. For Italian brand Altramoda she is before responsible for the research of fabrics, and then responsible of the style office. Today she is Art Director of Memjs and freelance Consultant for Italian and abroad fashion companies.

Laura Bernasconi

Laura Bernasconi
Coordinator of the women's and men's denim lines for Diesel. She has always worked in sportswear and denimwear, first as Assistant and later as Consultant and Style and Product Manager for brands as Meltin'Pot, Virgin Ware, Absinthium Denim, Levi Strauss & Co. Europe and 7 For All Mankind. She also turned a particular interest in experimenting with materials and decorations that led her to collaborate with Armani Collezioni, Valentino Accessori, Gattinoni, Les Copains Trend, Genny and Paul Smith.

Barbara Brocchi

Barbara Brocchi
Fashion Illustrator. She has worked since 1986 as an Illustrator, Art Director and Product Designer with communication and publishing companies, advertising agencies, fashion companies.   

Laura D'Ancona

Laura D'Ancona
Art Director, Designer and Founder of LD'A LAB, creative laboratory founded in 1993 in Rome. Since 1993, she has been designing fashion collections, collaborating with many Italian and international brands that range from women ready-to-wear to occasionwear, from casual to leather and furs, from knitwear to beachwear. The main brands with which she collaborates are Fendissime by Fendi, Alberta Ferretti, L’Altramoda, Gas, Fabiana Filippi, Alysi, Trussardi Jeans, Just For You, K-WAY, Kristensen Du Nord and others.

Carmine Distefano

Carmine Distefano
Since 2007 he has been Head of Accessories and Clothing line for David Mayer Naman. In 2005 he collaborated as Assistant Designer with Gianfranco Ferrè collection. In 2004 he was the winner of Leonardo - Italian Quality Committee award with the project entitled Yohji Yamamoto, Notes on Fashion and Cinema. Since 2009 he is a lecturer at IED Roma.

Gianluca Fanciulli

Gianluca Fanciulli
After an education in Industrial Design, he began working as a Print Designer for several companies in the fashion system, ranging from streetwear to prêt-à-porter. At the same time he dealt with branding and communication design for music, theater events and independent culture festivals. He collaborated, among the others, with Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Miss Sixty, Energie, Converse, Harley Davidson. Currently he works as a freelance for Italian and international brands.

Bonizza Giordani

Bonizza Giordani
Author of several books about costume and fashion history. Former Editor-in-Chief of Audrey magazine and Curator of CSAC archives in Parma. Scientific Director of Fondazione Micol Fontana. Curator of exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including The Design of Italian High Fashion 1940-1970 (Rome - New York), Valentino, Thirty Years of Magic (Rome - New York), Women Between Chills and Emotions (Museum Boncompagni Ludovisi in Rome, 2002), The Fashion Show, Federico Schubert (Naples, 2004), Sardinia Dresses Fashion (Florence and Cagliari, 2009).

Alessandro Guasti

Alessandro Guasti
Costume Historian, TV Author for fashion programmes (Magazine7 and M.O.D.A. for La7, Oltremoda for Rai1). Since 2008 he collaborates with the Costume Gallery of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, as Head of the Ministerial catalog of clothes and Author of essays for the Museum's publications. Former fashion and art editor for websites (Vogue.it and Exibart) and magazines. He is also Author of publications dedicated to great artists and pictorial movements: the monographs about Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Leonardo and the Impressionists' anthology.

Alessandra Lanna

Alessandra Lanna
Jewellery  Designer, creating exclusive jewels for luxury customers in Shanghai. She studied Jewelry Design at IED Roma, then she specialised in Fashion Trend Forecasting at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design of London. In 2000 she moved to New York, where she worked in a design studio for clients such as Swarovski, Versace, Fossil, Giorgio Armani, Saks Fifth Avenue. In 2015 she launched her own clothing collection Alessandra Lanna Reworked Vintage. For two years, she held seminars on new fashion trends in different cities of Italy for Wella.

Maddalena Libertini

Maddalena Libertini
Nonfiction Editor and Journalist for ABI and she collaborates as Project Manager with a film production company. After a PhD and a Master's degree in History of Architecture, she worked for publishing houses and TV channels, such as La7, Rai, for which she has been Reporter of the Rai programme ArtNews, and Sky, where she worked as Author and Producer for the programme E!. She dealt with the formalization of teaching texts used by Serial Eyes, Mille Sabords, HBO Europe. She is Member of Kino, cinema-bistro and center for cultural promotion.

Anna Sampietro

Anna Sampietro
She has been Designer in the atelier of Roberto Capucci and owner of a design studio working for textile and fashion companies of Haute Couture, such as Capucci, and Galizine. Designer and Manager for the development of exclusive fabrics for the brand Delfina Swimwear, and for the product of the leather goods line Sophie Habsburg. Fashion Consultant for textile and embroidery companies. Currently she is the owner of a studio whose drawings are used by the most important Italian and European textile companies.

Tiziana Melchiorri

Tiziana Melchiorri
She graduated in Fashion Design in 1989 and specialised two years later in Style and Fur Design at Saga International Design Center in Copenhagen, after collaborating with Salvatore Ferragamo and Gattinoni Couture. From 1992 to 2009 she has been Senior Designer and Production Manager for Gregg clothing company in Rome. Between 2002 and 2005 she was a Fashion Designer for brand Effetti Moda. She created and produced leather and fur accessories for Bubble Gear, USA. Todays she works at her family company focused on leather goods and furwear.

Salvatore Nicosia

Salvatore Nicosia
Master Craftsman and Designer of leather bags and accessories, in 1997 he opens his own laboratory. In 2000 he launches his first collection of bags and accessories under the brand Salvatore Nicosia Italian Touch. He collaborates with several big brands in the field of technical and practical training, as well as supporting the development of new startups.

Massimiliano Pannitteri

Massimiliano Pannitteri
He has worked in theatrical tailors such as Farani, Gp11, and Tirelli, in the fields of pattern making and tailoring, with specialisation in costume and contemporary clothes. From 2005 to 2007, he worked for AltaRoma. Since 2005 he works as a freelancer for companies in the fashion industry, as women pattern maker and knit-wear Designer.

Patrizia Peccetti

Patrizia Peccetti
She started the activity of freelance modellist in the late '70s. In the '80s she met Gianni Versace with whom she began a collaboration destined to last several years. In 1985 she founded the company Peccetti Patrizia, which collaborated with many of the most important names in the sector. For 15 years, Patrizia joined Gianfranco Ferrè in the production of his samples. Peccetti company develops collaborations all over the world: in Paris for Ungaro, in New York for Calvin Klein, in Amsterdam for Addy van den Krommenacker and many others.

Simona Petrollini

Simona Petrollini
Art Director, graduated in Architecture and specialised in Visual Communication. Consultant for strategies and graphic design, digital and press, in the luxury goods sector. She deals with creative coordination for branding and advertising projects published on Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, L’official, Elle, Vanity Fair, VO +.

Enrico Petti

Enrico Petti
Architect and Video Designer, he works in the studio A.M.Architetti in Rome as Architect and Graphic Designer. As a freelancer he works in the video design field for cinema, tv and theater.

Luigi Piccolo

Luigi Piccolo
Since 1997, he has been Director of the historical Sartoria Farani, founded in 1962, that is famous for the assiduous collaboration with Danilo Donati, winner of 2 Oscars, Costume Designer of Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini, Gianfranco Zeffirelli and many others. He also collaborated with Colleen Atwood, Costume Designer of Tim Burton, winner of 4 Oscar awards. Year by year, Piccolo has set up a remarkable collection of authentic clothes that today has over five thousand pieces, ranging from the mid-eighteenth century to the collections of high fashion of the '60s.

Antonio Piccirilli

Antonio Piccirilli
In 2003 he met G.Correggiari, with whom he designs collections for Malcolm McLaren, Yoox and Bulgari. In 2006 he arrives at Maison Marras, where he designs men and women fashion collections. In 2008, he founds Antonio Piccirilli Studio, for consultancy and planning, to open up to new collaborations, from the one with M.Giussani for Fratelli Rossetti to the Creative Direction of Alviero Martini B&J Explorer. In 2009 Vogue Italia included him among the Vogue Talents and was invited to the 50 ± Years of Italian Fashion at the Museum Quartier in Vienna.

Pier Daniel Procopio

Pier Daniel Procopio
Since 2003 he is Co-responsible for his own style office and for the consultancy, the design and the development of footwear collections for luxury fashion brands. In 2011, he began his career as footwear Designer for his family brand Salvatore Procopio, focused on high fashion women's shoes. He handled the modeling and all the cycles of the production of footwear collections for Azzedine Alaia, Prada, Damir Doma, Bruno Magli and many others.

Giulia Rossi

Giulia Rossi
Teacher of communication and semiotics in fashion, food and creative subjects, communication manager for companies in the luxury field. Writer of novels, gastronomic guides and academic essays. 

Alessio Tommasetti

Alessio Tommasetti
Architect, PhD in Sciences of Representation and Relief. Cofounder of Studio D’Arc, an architecture associate studio. Founder and Partner of the startup SHAPEUP Italy, awarded by Lazio Innova, for the digitalization and rapid prototyping in the world of fashion, 2016. Ambassador for Wacom. He deals with architecture, interior and product design, jewelry and accessories design, robotics and bionics, exhibit, prototyping, advanced rendering, video editing, special effects for the audiovisual, indie digital comics. 

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