brand or profession: costume national’s chief designer
attended course: fashion design · three year course · undergraduate
school: Milano Fashion School
graduated in: 2000
Born in Arezzo, Italy, Manuela studied fashion and theatrical costume in high school and went on to get a degree in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni, graduating in 2000. She was assistant designer for Junichi Hakamaki Milano and then designed both mens’ and womenswear for Versace while using her experience of the fashion industry to tutor collection development, fashion illustration and technical drawing at Istituto Marangoni. She has gone on to become chief designer for Costume National Womenswear and C’N’C Womenswear, responsible with her team for all C’N’C and Costume National’s womenswear, for pre-collection, main collection, runway collection, as well as for organising showroom presentations, liaising with stylists and more.