Alumni

Students' testimonials and opinions

  • Grace Venanzetti


    Frequented courses: Fashion Communication Management

    Grace Venanzetti concluded her studies at Accademia del Lusso in 2017. Having studied the Master’s Course in Fashion Communication Management, in just a few months Grace went through a huge change. As she herself admits, her experience in Accademia del Lusso helped her to develop as a person as well as professionally.

    Whilst studying, she worked as a dresser for the brand Sunnei, and at the castings for the Grinko and Zambelli fashion shows.

    She remembers with great enthusiasm the input she received from the external visits that were part of her course. To name a few: attending fashion shows during the Milan Fashion Week, visiting museums such as Armani Silos and Fondazione Prada, and guided visits around showrooms and stores.

    All of this, united with her self-will and determination, has allowed her to enter the world of work straight away after finishing her Master’s Course: she is currently a Press Office Review Intern at Dolce & Gabbana.

  • Chiara Errica


    Frequented courses: Fashion Design

    Chiara Errica is currently attending the last year of the three-year course in Fashion Design. A student with great passion and creativity, Chiara has always put her own personal mark on her study path. Determined and ambitious, she has achieved high-level results which have allowed her to open her horizons towards high profile working realities even though she is still studying.

    Taking about her experience at ADL as it draws to an end, Chiara feels that she’s learnt to develop her own way of thinking and her own research method which she mainly concentrates on the current social climate. She has furthermore learnt to engage with important work environments which have allowed her to grow, mature and be ready to face professional challenges with greater awareness and confidence in her ability.

    Right from the start of her training she has been involved in the Milan Fashion Week, working in the backstage of fashion shows. She has succeeded in balancing her studies with the job opportunities she’s been presented with whilst at school. She has started to work as an assistant Fashion Editor and Stylist, taking photos and doing research for the editorials of magazines such as Vogue,l’Officiel, D larepubblica and Marie Claire.

  • Sonia Ciamprone


    Frequented courses: Fashion Design

    Sonia Ciamprone is currently attending the last year of the three-year course in Fashion Design. Since the start of the course she has shown herself to be one the most motivated and passionate students, always willing to get involved and express her inquisitiveness.

    Sonia, now at the end of her course, describes ADL as an environment that offers understanding, professionalism, and art in fashion. She considers the teachers who she has come into contact with to be skilled experts who have known how teach her, with love, a discipline which is difficult to impart.

    Accademia del Lusso has given her the chance to take part in a number ofevents for practical fieldwork during her course: she has been contacted on various occasions to provide backstage support during the Milan Fashion Week, and she has always taken part, with her creations, in the end-of-year fashion shows organised by the school. In 2017, she won the ComON competition which gave her international exposure, displaying her clothes both during the Milano Unica (Milan) and Premiere Vision (Paris) exhibitions.

  • Sofia Jiao


    Frequented courses: Fashion Design

    “I choose Accademia del Lusso because I was attracted by the professional environment and the teaching method which is about bringing up the creativity of students and preparing them for their future careers. The studying schedule is very intense. During the regular classes the academy allows us to attend a lot of competitions and that has both pushed me to be very creative and allowed me toapproach different fields of the fashion industry. In one year I have attended two fashion shows, one fashion exhibition,was one of the three finalist of Underwear Week Milano competition and four of myt-shirt designs have been produced and are being sold online.Furthermore, Accademia del Lusso has given me the chance to attend fashion events and even helping organizing them, which is also a great opportunity for me to learn the whole process of fashion events and get in touch with successful fashion designers. These precious experiences not only have improved my professional skills but have also prepared me to work in this field.”

  • Elisa Bongiascia

    Entrepreneur Gold Black Style / Image Consultant and Personal Shopper
    Frequented courses: Professional Course - Image Consulting Fashion Brand Management

    “The courses at Accademia del Lusso allowed me to gain an understanding of the fashion sector, and above all have opened my mind, having taught me to see things from a different point of view. In particular, I found the module in Business Management very useful, as it gave me a series of entrepreneurial skills which I believe are essential for starting a career in the fashion industry.”

  • Elena Milani

    Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer for Nena, the fashion house she created herself
    Frequented courses: Master's Course - Fashion Product & Programme Management

    “All of the subjects I studied and the skills I acquired, from planning to public speaking, are extremely useful to me in my work environment. Currently I manage my own clothing line and I am putting into practice all that Accademia del Lusso taught me. In particular, the Master’s Course gave me a complete vision of how to manage a business, not only from the creative point of view but also from a managerial prospective.”

  • Alberto Cuocci

    Visual merchandiser for Giorgio Armani
    Frequented courses: Professional Course - Visual Merchandising

    “I’m satisfied with the course I attended because I believe Accademia del Lusso contributed to completing my preparation and training me for the profession I hold today.”

  • Giulia Soldà


    Frequented courses: 3-Year Course - Fashion Styling & Editing

    “When I started my study path at Accademia del Lusso three years ago I was already fascinated by the world of fashion, but saw it as distant and unreachable. I only knew what turned out to be just the front cover of an intricate system made up of numerous and multi-talented people working behind the scenes of what the average person would consider as the fireworks of fashion; that spark of magic. My unripe knowledge developed thanks to the expertise of my teachers and to the interesting and practical courses. I’ve had some unique experiences, like living the backstage frenzy of catwalks during fashion week, feeling the complex processing of the imagination to conceive and organise a fashion photo shoot, and I’ve come into direct contact with real businesses in the sector. They’ve been three demanding years, and hard work from a professional and personal point of view, but I’d do them again without thinking about it twice.”

  • Valentina Guelpa Rolone

    Representative for the International market at the LemonDrops showroom
    Frequented courses: Master’s Course - Luxury Brand Management, Professional Course - Design, Professional Course - Fashion Styling, Short Course - Trends & Coolhunting

    “The courses I’ve done and that I’m still attending are very useful for gaining a larger vision of fashion in all its subtleties. This is also thanks to the teachers at Accademia del Lusso: talented and experienced professionals who are truly passionate about the world of fashion. Thanks to all I’ve learnt at Accademia del Lusso, I’ve been able to find a place in the world of work.”

  • Maira Oliveira


    Frequented courses: Intensive Course - Fashion Styling Fashion Styling

    “I’m totally satisfied with the course in every way. The teachers are very skilled and always approachable for help and support even outside of class time. Lessons were really interesting and relevant, and the most important thing is that alongside the ‘theoretical’ lessons there’s also ‘practical’ work to carry out in the field, which allows students to get closer to the world of work. I actually participated with a great sense of achievement as a dresser at the Harmont & Blein Fashion Show during Men’s Fashion Week in Milan, and as a dresser and backstage support (as well as a model) at the Abstract Feelings Fashion Show organised by Accademia del Lusso.”

  • Paolo Furini

    Assistant Fashion Designer
    Frequented courses: Fashion Design

    “I feel very satisfied by the course, both in terms of the contents and teaching. I particularly appreciated the helpfulness demonstrated by the teachers, who supported me both during lesson time and – even more importantly – out of school time. I currently work as an Assistant Fashion Designer and continue to realise how essential and relevant the skills learnt during the course are in preparing students for the work environment.”

  • Luna Corbari

    Freelancer at Castor
    Frequented courses: Intensive Course - Fashion Product Design Fashion Product Design

    “Accademia del Lusso is just how I imagined it to me when I went for the first time to an Open Day: staff are professional, helpful and friendly; a big family. The school is welcoming, and is the perfect place to meet up with classmates and be creative even outside of lesson time. The teachers helped and encouraged me to nurture my talent, and thanks to their support I participated in the 13th Competition of Italian Fashion in Riccione (XXIII Concorso Riccione Moda Italia), winning an important prize.”

  • Francesca Mandalà

    Giorgio Armani Press Office
    Frequented courses: Master's Course - Luxury Goods Communication Management

    “My experience at Accademia del Lusso was positive and satisfying. The teachers are knowledgeable, professional and very willing to help, often coming exactly from the work environment that we students are aiming to get into: the perfect combination for whoever wants to acquire a solid foundation to start building a career in fashion.”

  • Sebastian Valdez

    designer for Alberto Piattelli
    Frequented courses: Intensive Course - Fashion Product Design Fashion Product Design

    “Right from the start, Accademia del Lusso demonstrated to be able to satisfy my hunger to learn, and gave me the opportunity to get to know wonderful people who share the same passions as me. The school always cared about my job status, organising a few interviews for me and helping me find a job in the world of fashion. Ultimately, Accademia del Lusso made me believe I could achieve my dreams.”

  • Antonella Porta

    Visual merchandiser for Giorgio Armani
    Frequented courses: Professional Course - Image Consulting Image Consulting

    “I’m satisfied with the course I attended because I believe Accademia del Lusso contributed to completing my preparation and training me for the profession I hold today.”

  • Simone Camoirano

    Sales for Italy at SAITT
    Frequented courses: Professional Course - Visual Merchandising Fashion Product Design

    “I can’t deny that my decision to enrol at Accademia del Lusso was very much deliberated over because of the total cost of the course, but it was only by actually attending the school that I understood it wasn’t an expense but an investment. I believe that the preparation acquired is of marked importance, and this I realise directly on the job. I’d recommend attending Accademia del Lusso’s courses, but only if you’re absolutely sure you want to follow lessons with head and heart, because it’s not only about getting a qualification that will open all the doors, but about laying the foundations for a professional figure who is able to grow with a solid grounding.”

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