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The Fashion Design Area offers future designers contemporary and innovative training in close connection with the Italian Fashion System.

Focusing on theoretical and project subjects, students will acquire cultural and methodological tools to nurture their talents and recognise fashion as an expressive language capable of interpreting the most original and contemporary demands.

Through theoretical courses and practical workshops, the academic path explores visual representation knowledge and techniques, post-humanistic culture, music, visual arts, technical-scientific culture, craftsmanship and industrial technologies, experimentation and tradition, transforming them into effective declarations of style and thought.

Experienced professionals and leading figures in the fields of fashion and creativity guide students helping them to develop their skills and talent, enabling them to define clear personal and professional identities, create their own designs and experiment with new techniques.
Passion, curiosity and dedication are the key elements of success of this educational path.

Which path to take?

Bachelor of Arts in
Fashion Design

With a creative and practical approach, the BA enables students to develop their talent, led by professional teachers through a number of collaborative experiences.

Master of Arts in
Fashion Design

The MA brings together theoretical, artistic, and technical elements, turning them into incisive statements of style and mindset.

Master of Arts in
Textile Design

The MA aims to develop professional figures capable of managing the creative processes associated with fashion textile design, from woven to knitted fabrics, including innovation, sustainability, and design-thinking-related aspects.

Academic Master in
Fashion Digital Marketing

The Academic Master (starting in A.Y. 2022/23 subject to authorisation by MUR currently in progress) analyses the developments of the contemporary fashion system to prepare professionals capable of creating specific contents and strategies for fashion and lifestyle brands.

Our Faculty

Luca Poncellini
Design and Applied Arts Department Head
Design and Applied Arts Department Head
Luca Poncellini
<p><strong>Design and Applied Arts Department Head</strong></p> <p>Luca Poncellini is an architect and a designer with a PhD in the History of Architecture and City Planning. As a partner in the architecture office Cliostraat until 2009, he has curated projects and has lectured in Italy and in several countries throughout the world. His works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, at the Van Alen Institute in New York, at ETH in Z&uuml;rich, at MAGA in Gallarate and at Triennale Milano. In 2008 he co-curated the retrospective exhibition Laszlo Hudec, in collaboration with the Hungarian Consulate in Shanghai. Since 2013 he has been the Course Leader of the MA in Interior Design. Between 2015 and 2019 directed the research lab and the project C-Park. Since 2019 he has been Design and Applied Arts Department Head.</p>
Colomba Leddi
Fashion Design Area Leader
Fashion Design Area Leader
Colomba Leddi
<p>After a number of collaborations with many top fashion designers, including Nanni Strada, Colomba Leddi joined Frammenti in 1992, a group experimenting with artisanal techniques to be applied to the clothing sector. In 1996, she opened her own atelier of tailor-made, unique pieces, and her label can be found in some of the best Italian and foreign boutiques, including Biffi in Milan, Philippe Model Maison in Paris, HP Deco in Japan, Thimbloom in Korea and Bird Boutique in New Zealand. She has participated in several fashion fairs and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including Passeggiata evanescente, with Melina Mulas, at Galleria Le 5 Venice, in Venice (2010), W. Women in Italian Design at Triennale Milano (2016-2017), Documenta 2020 &ndash; Windows in pandemic, Tsinghua University Art Museum Beijing (2020). She also works as a theatre and cinema costume designer and has taught at many different universities and academies.</p>
Michele Corradini
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design Course Leader - Milan
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design Course Leader - Milan
Michele Corradini
<p>Art Director and Graphic Designer specialised in fashion and art. After graduating from Politecnico di Milano, he has dealt with communication for young artists and independent fashion brands, collaborating with milanese visual communication agencies and art galleries. In 2013 he joined NABA, where he initially was in charge of special projects and events for the Fashion Design Area. He then moved on to teaching the themes most dear to him: communication and graphics for fashion. For years he has managed the Art Direction of Darwin20 Magazine together with Paolo Bazzani (Studio Bazzani). He is currently the BA in Fashion Design Course Leader.</p>
Diego Manfreda
BA in Fashion Design Advisor Leader - Rome
BA in Fashion Design Advisor Leader - Rome
Diego Manfreda
<p>Designer and art director for over fifteen years, in 2007 he founded 5PREVIEW, an independent Italian-Swedish street wear couture brand.&nbsp;In 2010 he started a collaboration with the Motelsalieri project and the designer Fabio Quaranta, for ten seasons. Fascinated by the avant-gardes, with influences from multiple artistic fields, he create transversal contents between design, art and music.&nbsp;Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to work with many companies, both as creative and designer, such as: Nike, Weekday, Cheap Monday, Komakino ltd., ID, Macro, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Contemporary Cluster, Marie Claire, Nero Magazine, Sounds Familiar. He is currently Advisor Leader of the BA in Fashion Design at NABA Campus in Rome.</p>
Luca Belotti
Masters of Arts in Fashion Design and in Textile Design Course Leader
Masters of Arts in Fashion Design and in Textile Design Course Leader
Luca Belotti
<p>His way of teaching takes account of various aspects of the Fashion field: from project management to visual communication, passing through illustration, styling and exhibition setting.<br />These skills are the result of his educational background and of the collaboration with some of the most influential artists, designers and writers of the Italian scene such as Benedetta Barzini, Mariuccia Casadio, Eleonora Fiorani, Matteo Guarnaccia, Alessandro Guerriero, Nancy Martin, Angela Missoni, Cinzia Ruggeri, Shingo Sato and Alberto Zanoletti. For years, he has been in charge of the contests and special projects with companies, web communication and events of the NABA Fashion Area. Among his recognitions: publications on Glamour IT, Vogue Talents, exhibitions at Palazzo Giureconsulti (Milano) and Vicenza Oro Evolving Jewelry fair (Vicenza), and finalist at Fashion Up Ronca Style Award (Verona). INSTAGRAM @casabelotti</p>

Alumni Stories

KNITWEAR DEVELOPER AND DESIGN - PORTS 1961
SIMONA PEDONE
Fashion Design

« NABA is certainly one of the most comprehensive courses of study. It has been fundamental for me and it has given me the opportunity to analyze thoroughly every aspect of the fashion system and then to apply it at a professional level».

 

Undergraduate Fashion Design
SIMONA PEDONE
<p>&laquo; NABA is certainly one of the most comprehensive courses of study. It has been fundamental for me and it has given me the opportunity to analyze thoroughly every aspect of the fashion system and then to apply it at a professional level&raquo;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
KNITWEAR DEVELOPER AND DESIGN - PORTS 1961