The Accademia Italiana is a true breeding ground of talent. The key of the school’s success is, in fact, teaching students how to integrate ideas, dreams, and innovations with production realities. At the Accademia one learns to anticipate trends, tastes and the needs of the industries as well as the consumers in order to satisfy the complex needs of the marketplace.
The young designers of Accademia Italiana have had many opportunities to collaborate with some of the most prestigious brand names in the world, and this international recognition underlines the value of the professional preparation provided. From Cavalli to Prada, Gucci to Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood to Burberry, many young designers and photographers have been introduced into the working world with these famous names and many others.
Every year, our students get the chance to show off their creativity and technical capabilities. The year-end event always includes a fashion show and an exhibition of Graphic, Interior and Industrial design works. On this special day, students will compete to create their very own line for F.Fashion. The lucky winner will receive a cash prize and will get to design an individual collection for F.Fashion. Thanks to the support of Fashion TV, one of the most widely distributed satellite channels in the world, the event is broadcast to the public with worldwide coverage.
Below we have a list of some of the best students and alumni who have made names for themselves or with some of the most famous names in the world of design:
Ambra Gregoretti (PRADA), Barbara Fusillo (MIU MIU), Andreia Andreoni Traverso (BURBERRY), Vahan Khachatryan (DOLCE & GABBANA), Giorgia Varoli (MAX MARA), Matteo Smaniotto (JOHN RICHMOND), Sam Thomas (ADIDAS), Deborah Arena, Alice Pelloni, Chiara Simonetti, Anna Winter, Gladys Macharia (ERMANNO SCERVINO), Adisak Jirasakkasem (GREYHOUND), Elettra Mascelli (GUCCI – YVES SAINT LAURENT), Connie Lam (YSL Taiwan) – Merchandising, Samuel Scapigliati, Gevher Mutaf, Claudia Matteoli, Giacomo Cerri (ROBERTO CAVALLI), Gaia Russo (LES COPAINS), Gabriella Salvi, Johan Gradin, Valentina Urapetalo, (FERRAGAMO), Danilo Liotta (VIVIENNE WESTWOOD), William Han (POLO RALPH LAUREN), Laura Morresi (PRADA), Samuel Scapigliati, Jessica Bello (CALVIN KLEIN), Julia Behm (HUGO BOSS), represents the brand under her own name, Jelena Marijan, Emanuele Catena (OLIVIERO TOSCANI), Anette Maron (DONNA KARAN), Louise Hong (GUESS KIDS), Sisira Diskul (INTERIOR ARCHITECTS 49), Nanthika Doowa (LUCKY LIVING), Dimitris Zoz, Elisa Matteo (PAGANI/VOLVO/FIAT), Daniele Semeraro (VOLVO), Laura Lutz, (ROBARTS INTERIOR BEIJING), Pimpaporn Leenutapong (BAIGE) Yevgeniya Lazarova (ARTIMINORI), Sheetal Thakral Chailertborisuth, Lidia Tiasiri (FENN DESIGNERS), Yurika Dumrongsilp (CROWN CERAMICS.CO), Jaco Myburgh (2 MAGAZINE), Ekachai Chawla (DIVERSE CONCEPTS), Worapin Rungcharoenrat (LME), Peedinan Somnongsook (CONRAD)
Many other graduates have made names for themselves or work free-lance. These young designers (among them Eva Polenova, Dimitris Zoz, Aura Dajer, Jean-Pierre Biasol) were able to move autonomously, taking those first steps with courage, counting on their own abilities and on a bit of good luck.