Born in Lodi in 1982, after art and design studies, Armando attended DAMS in Bologna. A strong creative drive and the first professional experiences led him quickly into the world of fashion and, thanks to this passion, in 2003 he began attending Istituto Marangoni Milano School of Fashion. The time spent in Milano allowed him to grow his knowledge focusing on topics that later became the core of his artistic research: the physical and inner journey to reach the unconscious. After graduating from the Marangoni Institute, he began cooperating with several brands as a stylist consultant; this role led him to move to Paris, where he has been living and working since 2008. Armando Costa is currently cooperating with Istituto Marangoni as a tutor at the Paris School of Fashion, an experience that is offering him a valuable opportunity to dialogue with the new generations of talents and to deepen his knowledge of new fashion trends. In 2017, he was chosen for I’M Alumni Collections ®evolution, the one-of-a-kind mentoring project developed by Istituto Marangoni to promote the most talented alumni and help them launch their first brand. Armando showcased “Horror Vacui”, his first collection, in an exclusive fashion show within the Milano Fashion Week in September, and then went on to present it in Santo Domingo during Dominicana Moda.