Providing the tools for you to gain a better understanding of the dynamics in the fashion sector and in businesses, enabling you to launch and work at a 21st-century fashion company. E-learning courses, webinars, online training for textile/clothing professionals (the service is currently only available in Italian).
Duration: 2 hours
Giulia Bonali has degrees in Modern Languages from the University of Florence and Design History from the Royal College of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum, London. In 2016 she received a grant awarded to foreigners to research Portuguese culture at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. She currently teaches Fashion Studies at the Polimoda International Institute in Florence and Clothes on Film at La Sapienza in Rome.
Roberto Braga is a content curator at Flipboard Italia. He has conducted research for and taught at the University of Bologna and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where he taught digital media for several years, and has covered fashion films as part of the Fashion Culture and Management degree course in Rimini. For over ten years, he has worked as a content strategy consultant and tutor for private and public sector organisations.
Gaya Calabrò specialises in European public relations with a major in Marketing. She began her career working in Paris and Milan as a marketing and communication coordinator for a Canadian software house. Her shift to the fashion industry came when she became an eCommerce buyer for well-known Italian and international .com businesses. She later gained significant experience as an Online Manager at luxury companies in Italy and Switzerland. Today she is an eFashion and Buying Consultant, working with fashion and lifestyle businesses operating in Italy and China, working on the digital and omnichannel strategy for startup brands. She also teaches eFashion strategies and Buying Management at prestigious Italian and international fashion schools.
Barbara Chiodi was born and raised in the Valtellina valley in Lombardy and is now based in Macerata in the Marche region. A freelance journalist with almost twenty years’ experience in fashion, she writes an eco-fashion blog www.eco-a-porter.com which she hopes will help establish and raise awareness around ethical fashion, including tips on how to produce and buy fashion more consciously and responsibly. Last but not least, she is an animal rights activist.
A fashion designer and founder of the brand Agata Della Torre, Giuseppina Di Paola has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Turin University, with a thesis on fashion as a cultural process, and a Master ASP in “Fashion projects”. Her collections, inspired by architecture and art, are known for their innovative formal language and have featured in major international fashion magazines, such as Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Vatra and Beandlife. Her brand Agata Della Torre, which inaugurated its flagship store in Milan in 2013, has taken part at the major European fashion weeks, including Tranoï in Paris, and has been distributed in Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Spain and Japan. Since 2014 she has coordinated the Textile & Fashion Design department at IAAD in Turin and Bologna and taught courses on the Theory of perception, Semiotics of fashion design, Fashion design and Trends research.
A marketing and communication tutor, trainer and consultant for cultural and creative industries, Nicolò Gallio collaborates with Italian and international brands and digital marketing agencies as a copywriter, analyst, social media manager, specialising in digital PR and media relations. He has handled projects ranging from film and entertainment to footwear, accessories and clothing.
Paola Maddaluno, Ph.D. in Environment, Design and Innovation, is a History of Applied Arts professor at the Frosinone Academy of Fine Arts and also teaches Textile Design at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. She is responsible for the Bernasconibiseta textile archive in Como. She has conducted research at the Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré archive in Milan and the Elio Fiorucci Love Therapy archive in Milan. In addition to essays and articles on contemporary fashion and innovative design, she has also published the following books: Gianfranco Ferré. Progettazione continua (Alinea, 2014) and Progettazione aperta. La figura dello stilista-organico (Meltemi, 2019).
An economics and business graduate, he has worked for years as a consultant and tutor on the optimisation of business organisation, using reference models, statistical analysis and data mining.
Matteo Minà is a professional journalist, tutor and fashion expert. Passionate about the sector, he built up his knowledge first at the Polimoda International Institute in Florence and later at the University of Bologna with a degree in costume and fashion culture and techniques. After ten years working as a sales and retail manager for luxury brands, he has chosen to write and speak about fashion in newspapers, periodicals, online and on the radio. He is the co-author of Il Galateo del Terzo Millennio (Guido Tommasi Editore).
A visual artist who studied painting at the Bologna Academy of Fine Arts, she has exhibited in solo and collective shows and her work can be found in private and permanent collections at Italian foundations and museums. A tutor at the Academy of Fine Arts since 1983, she has coordinated and organised exhibitions, and helped set up European projects and international exchanges. She has held seminars, conferences and workshops in Italy and abroad on art, the psychology of creativity, and fashion. She has taught Fashion Design at the Bologna Academy of Fine Arts since 2010, designed and organised events, themed fashion shows, competitions for startups and fruitful collaborations with fashion professionals.
Giulia Rossi, a professional journalist, has degrees in Political Science from Bologna University and Philosophy from Roma Tre, and a doctorate in Communication and Social Research from Rome’s La Sapienza. She has taught Fashion Communication and Semiotics since 2013. She currently teaches at Rome’s La Sapienza, the European Design Institute in Rome and Florence, and John Cabot University. She has previous teaching experience at the University of Bologna, the Marangoni Institute in Milan, IAAD in Bologna, LUISS Business School in Rome and Polimoda in Florence. She has published the books Denim, una storia di cotone e di arte (Fashion Illustrated, 2010), Ricette per la vita in società (Pendragon, 2013), Fashion blogger, new dandy? Comunicare la moda online (Pendragon, 2015), Digital Fashion Media. Come è cambiato il modo di comunicare la moda (Nuova Cultura, 2018) and numerous articles on how fashion communication and journalism is affected by digital media.
A scholar of grassroots practices of online audio-visual aggregation, socialisation and production, with a particular focus on the interconnections between media studies and gender studies. She is also interested in issues of intersectionality in contemporary media representation, with a particular focus on inclusivity in Italy. She gained a research doctorate from the University of Bologna in 2014 with a thesis on the practices of audio-visual reuse and fandom in women. She is currently Adjunct Professor at the American University of Rome, where she teaches Visual Culture, Cultural Studies, Media and Gender, Celebrity Culture, Media and Activism and Gender in International Relations. She has worked for years with the National Archive of Family Film – Home Movies Association in Bologna and coordinates activities and projects aimed at protecting film and archive heritage. In 2020 she directed the archive documentary Nella buona e nella cattiva sorte. Conversazioni con Sara, produced by Home Movies.
The constant innovation of fashion translated and interpreted for immediate application to company processes.
For Made in Italy companies, their development, digitalisation and internationalisation. For professionals interested in improving and expanding their skills in the fashion sector.
An eclectic, specialised faculty with no mismatch between theory and practice. Sector scholars and professionals from major fashion businesses. A Scientific Committee to direct and ensure the training offer.
Videos and slides for following the courses comfortably and effectively from wherever you like.
Presentations, charts, tables, news and case histories. All available for a whole year.
Modules and lessons available and usable for 12 months from purchase.