Advisory committee

IMAC Istituto Marangoni Advisory Committee on Fashion & Design Education

The Advisory Committee IMAC works for Istituto Marangoni to ensure the participation of distinguished international professionals from the fields of fashion, design and lifestyle – the life of the school.

It is a corporate body established with the aim of discussing and analysing the relevant issues of the industry in question, and suggesting ways to develop its academic offer in collaboration with Istituto Marangoni’s steering committee.

The Istituto Marangoni Advisory Committee was formed on March 11th, 2014 and it is now in its third edition.

From October 2014, the IMAC project has also been organised at local levels for each school (Milano Fashion, Milano Design, Firenze, London, Paris and Shanghai).


President: Roberto Riccio

Members of first edition in Milan · March 2014

Emanuela Bonadiman De Backer
Director Talent Management · Kering Group

Alessia Borsani
Head of Talent Acquisition · Labelux Group

Giulio Cappellini
Art Director Ÿ· Cappellini

Tiziana Cardini
Fashion Director Ÿ· La Rinascente

Roberto d’Incau
Managing Partner Ÿ· Lang&Partners

Luca Lanzoni
Director Ÿ·

Sara Maino 
Senior Fashion Editor Ÿ· Vogue Italia

Massimiliano Mandarini
Chief Executive Officer Ÿ· Marchingenio

Manuela Mariotti  
Creative Director · ŸDONDUP

Alexandra Parolini  
Global Sales and Business Project Director Ÿ· Elite Model World

Davide Rampello 
Italian Pavilion Creative Director · ŸExpo 2015

Jane Rapley 
Professor Emeritus

Stefano Roncato 
Fashion Editor & Stylist Ÿ· MF Fashion

Francesca Snidersich 
Project Manager Fashion & Luxury Special Operations · ŸHearst Magazines Italia

Stefan Siegel 
Founder & Chief Executive Officer · Not Just A Label

Dennis Valle 
Group Director Global Marketing · ŸGianni Versace

Gianluca Winkler 
Founder & Chief Executive Officer Ÿ· Hangar Bicocca


Members of second edition in Marrakech · ŸNovember 2014

Robin Fang
President ŸShenzhen Oriental Fashion International Culture Communication Co, ltd

Marva Griffin
Curator SaloneSatellite & International Press Director ŸFedelegno Arredi Eventi

Kuki De Salvertes
Founder ŸTotem

Piero Lissoni
Architect ŸLissoni Associati Milano Design Architettura

Jean Baptiste Maillard
Managing Director UK ŸChopard

Massimiliano Mandarini
Creative Director Ÿ Marchingenio Workshop

Maurizio Pecoraro
Fashion Designer ŸMaurizio Pecoraro Srl

Stefan Siegel
Founder & Chief Executive Officer ŸNot Just A Label

Dennis Valle
Group Director Global Marketing ŸVersace


Members of third edition in Firenze · ŸJune 2015

Emanuela Bonadiman De Backer 
Director Talent Management · Kering Group

Emanuele Farneti  
AD Italy Director · Nast

Cristina Giachi 
Vice Mayor in Firenze and Assessor for Education  · Municipality of Firenze

Agnès Nicolas Ifker    
Directrice Générale Galileo France · Atelier de Sèvres – LISAA

Raul Mishra      
Brand Owner & Creative Director · Rahul Mishra Designs Pvt. Ltd

Andrea Panconesi    
Founder  · Luisa Via Roma

Riccardo Schiavotto  
Co-founder · Lanieri

Dennis Valle   
Fashion Consultant


Members of fourth edition in Miami · ŸDecember 2016

Giampietro Baudo
Director · Milano Finanza Fashion

Alessandro Cremonesi
Strategic Consultant

Gianluca Fontani
President · Italy-America Chamber of Commerce – Miami

Marva Griffin
Founder and Curator · Salone Satellite (Salone del Mobile. Milano)

Maurizio Pecoraro
Owner and Creative Director · Maurizio Pecoraro

Paola Pivi
Contemporary Artist

Diego Stecchi
Managing Partner · Luxury Retail Partners

Massimo Torrigiani
Director · Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Bari; Creative Director · Art in The City Shanghai


Members of fifth edition in London · ŸNovember 2018

Aisling Griffin 
Head of Product Development and Sourcing Ÿ· Liberty

Alexis Williams
Fashion Publisher Ÿ· The Guardian

Fabio Novembre
Founder · Fabio Novembre Studio; Scientific DirectorŸ · Domus Academy

Gemma Williams 
Journalist Ÿ· BoF

Guy Hills
Dashing Tweed Ÿ· Founder

Kadine James 
Head of Technology & Strategic Partnerships Ÿ· Hobs 3D

Lalage Clay 
Director Education & Talent Ÿ· London & Partners

Laura Hilton 
Director of Sales and Merchandising Ÿ· Roksanda

Ludovica Ferrari
Wholesale European Manager Ÿ· Victoria Beckham

Lydia Nia Birgani
Digital Marketing Executive Ÿ· Dashing Tweeds

Natalia Stallard
Managing Editor Ÿ· Tank Magazine

Nicola Steadman
Head of HR Ÿ· Liberty

Perrie Reynolds
Own Label Buying Manager · Liberty

Sylvie Lemlin
Founder Ÿ· The Shopster

Tom Lloyd
Director Ÿ· PearsonLloyd

Veronica Sartori
Merchandising Director Ÿ· Burberry

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