Maurizio Pecoraro Appointed International Fashion Chair

Istituto Marangoni announces the appointment of its new International Fashion Chair , Maurizio Pecoraro. His role will involve providing professional advice towards the achievement of excellence standards in the production of fashion collections and managing the assessment process of the students participating in the School’s end-year Fashion Shows.

It is a role of great responsibility that combines the technical expertise for the evaluation of projects, from the sketches to the fabric’s choice and the quality of the final outfit , to a capacity of mentoring to the students who are facing a pivotal moment for their professional future.

Istituto Marangoni’s Alumnus and praised Fashion Designer, who has been running his own namesake label since 1998, Maurizio Pecoraro boasts a long-standing experience in the Fashion system.

Commenting on his appointment, officially started on 1st March, 2017, Istituto Marangoni Group Managing Director Roberto Riccio said: “Maurizio will ensure high quality, excellence and a strong professional approach in each part of the creation process the fashion collections, supporting with his professional advice all those students that will take part to their last year fashion show. It is therefore an honour to collaborate with such a professional as well as Istituto Marangoni’s Alumnus”

Pecoraro’s career is dotted with prestigious collaborations with international fashion maison, including Versace, from which he took over the ‘Art of Alma’ collection, and Valentino, with which he directed the launch of the Valentino Roma line in 2001. Promoter of a ‘Timeless’ concept of fashion, he believes in a continuous dialogue between Fashion and Art, tradition and modernity, yet always keeping an eye on the future and pursuing long-term creative and business objectives with the ability to achieve them. On 13th April, 2017, the participation of the School’s new Fashion Chair as a guest designer in the next Shanghai Fashion Week along with 15 talented students from Istituto Marangoni Shanghai Training Centre will be the first formal expression of this new collaboration.


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