Fashion design Raffles Design Institute

Learning by doing is the principle at the root of the three-year courses at Raffles Milano, a training experience that structures the mind, provides a solid technical foundation and unleashes a desire to broaden your life horizons.

3 years Italian/English Cristina Ortiz
full-time Via felice casati 16, Milano Italy

Duration

3 years

Credits

180

Start date

November

Language

Italian/English

Three year course Raffles Milano

Fashion design

A question of style

Duration

3 years

Credits

180

Start date

November

Language

Italian/English

Course leader

Cristina Ortiz

Learning by doing is the principle at the root of the three-year courses at Raffles Milano, a training experience that structures the mind, provides a solid technical foundation and unleashes a desire to broaden your life horizons.


Why?

Why?

The fashion system is a huge, articulated and sometimes unpredictable territory, where a sense for the classics manages to find common ground with the extremes of experimentation. There is no fool-proof recipe for success: it takes a readiness to work hard, together with the curiosity to learn and to measure up to the outside world and its thousands of cultures: haute couture, pop, ethno… It takes a really sharp eye – that has to be trained – capable of noticing the tiniest detail. An eye that is familiar with traditional methods of tailoring, but is not too sconed to suggest an impudent elegance.


Course leader

course leader

Course leader

Cristina Ortiz

Fashion designer

Born in Aragon, Spain, Cristina Ortiz spent the first sixteen years of her life in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, on a set made up of sun, sea and volcanoes: a perfect place for cultivating her creativity. After taking her diploma at the prestigious École de la chambre syndicale de la couture in Paris in 1986, she launched into a career that brought her to the top of the great international fashion houses. She served as creative director of Prada Woman until 1997, when she became the creative director for women’s ready-to-wear and accessories at Lanvin. She then followed up this experience by moving to Brioni as creative director of the women’s wear line, a position she held until 2008, when she moved to Ferragamo. Here she succeeded in the far from easy task of reviving the glamour and allure of Salvatore Ferragamo, restoring the brand’s long-established splendor while transforming it into a contemporary brand with a strong identity. Spontaneous, energetic and multicultural, she provides a voice for fashion that is elegant yet wearable, with no excess. She now continues to work with several brands, while at the same time conducting personal research focusing on launching her own line of jewellery.


Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities

The style scene and the professions involved in it are evolving radically, as traditional categories become porous. In addition to careers with fashion brands, alongside the great fashion designers (as assistant designer, pattern maker, production assistant, fashion stylist or fashion illustrator) or as a freelance, a series of crossover functions and opportunities are opening up at international level, linked to creativity, production, distribution and promotions. Knowing that you can count on a high-profile training is nearly always a trump card in these contexts.


Who should attend

Who should attend

This course is designed for candidates with a high school diploma and for students from Italian or foreign universities. Ideally, candidates are driven by a sincere passion for design, style and clothing and an urge to employ their own potential for designing, interpreting and communicating, as well as their innate abilities and talents, to build a career on the fashion scene. During the three years, students learn to interpret the world around them in ways that are not immediately self-evident, a skill they will be able to apply to great effect in future professional and creative contexts.


Curriculum

Curriculum

First year: elements that introduce students to the study of fashion design, general preparation. Second year: intermediate development of the topics and specific focuses. Third year: completion of the topics, final project and compilation of a portfolio. In particular, students analyse forms, silhouettes, materials, production processes, social factors and customs that underlie a conscious, articulated, original design process. The atmosphere in the classroom encourages students to express their individuality and explore new territories and contexts, including venturing beyond the pale.


Topics

Topics

  • Trend anticipating.
  • The fashion system.
  • Art and costume history.
  • Pattern making.
  • Fabrics and raw materials.
  • Clothing design.
  • Product development.
  • Fashion drawing.
  • Collage collection.
  • Marketing and research.

Design lecturers

Design lecturers

They are well-founded professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision.
They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the progress of courses, the opportunities that present themselves on the run and the performance of individual students.

Saverio Palatella

Saverio Palatella

Designer

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Saverio Palatella first launched into his career in fashion in 1980, when he started attending the international school of Fashion Design at the Ecole Berçot in Paris. In 1990, Elle France included him among the top eight New European Fashion Designers, along with Marcel Marongiu, Katharine Hamnett, John Galliano, Martin Margiela, Jean Colonna, Rifat Ozbek and Dolce & Gabbana. He is one of the knitwear experts with the biggest following in the press and among buyers, focusing on transforming knitwear from an accessory to ready-to-wear. His runway shows narrate the concept of tricot couture, a trend that has been picked up by many other creatives, while his high-end products embody the value of a timeless Made in Italy. His primacy lies in his use of extra-high quality fibres, focusing attention on every detail. In communication, he has explored far and wide to discover ways to meet the public’s emotions, partnering with artists of the theatre, of music, of art and of video art. He has also worked as a consultant with such brands as Gentry Portofino, Dupont, Shima Seiki, Malo and Lamberto Losani.
Michel Lund

Michel Lund

Designer

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Michel Lund was born in Copenhagen and in 1992 was the first Danish student to be accepted in the Masters of Art course at the Central Saint Martins School in London, under the wing of Louise Wilson. After completing his studies, he started working as a freelance textile designer with Balenciaga, where Josephus Thimister was creative director. In 1994, he was called over to New York to design the Ben Kahn collection of furs together with Nicolas Petrou, a project that earned him the cover of Women’s Wear Daily. In 1996, he was back in Paris, working as first assistant to Josephus Thimister, who opened his own maison in 1997 with the blessing of Vogue US, which described it as “the house of the future of haute couture”. In 2000, he moved over to Lanvin, where he worked first as creative assistant to Cristina Ortiz, then as a designer. In 2006, Cristina Ortiz brought him to Milan to design the Brioni women’s wear collection and also asked him to accompany her when she transferred to Salvatore Ferragamo in 2007, where he was subsequently appointed Head Designer for women’s wear by the new creative director Massimiliano Giornetti.
Pina Gandolfi

Pina Gandolfi

Fashion & Style Editor

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Fashion & style editor with Rolling Stone magazine’s Italian edition, in the course of her career Pina Gandolfi has specialised in creative research and preparation of the publication’s image, working in close contact with the marketing and editorial managers. She has partnered with many of the most important international photographers and art directors working on the fashion and cosmetics scene, sharing various magazines’ strategic decisions and editorial policies. She made her debut on the fashion scene in the eighties, when she worked with Amica, Lei, Vogue Bambini and Donna magazines as a fashion feature and cover editor. From 1990 to 1992, she was creative manager with the Barbara Falanga agency, then from 1993 to 1996 she contributed to Donna, Moda Uomo and Donna & Bambini magazines, before eventually moving to Anna (which subsequently changed its name to A), a magazine where she remained until 2011 as fashion projects manager. From 2011 to 2014, she was fashion editor with Myself magazine and since 2015 has been contributing editor for features and special articles about Italian and international fashion with Vanity Fair.
Andrea Diletto

Andrea Diletto

Tailor

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Born in Germany in 1981 to Italian parents, Andrea Diletto is a leading figure in international bespoke tailoring. From 1999 to 2002, he studied at the B. Kehrer Fashion School in Stuttgart. Since he has always taken a passionate interest in bespoke tailoring, he then decided to develop on his knowledge of craft techniques, and he enrolled in 2006 enrolling in a specialisation apprenticeship with the tailor A. Caraceni in 2006. In 2011, he opened his own tailoring workshop in Milan, Sartoria Diletto, whose hallmark is a blend of tradition, craftsmanship, uniqueness, innovation and research. In 2015, he partnered with Candiani Denim to win top place on the podium at the Global Denim Awards, piecing together a haute couture project around denim and so enabling the excellence and inventiveness of Made in Italy to triumph. Flanked by one of the youngest teams of professionals in the sector, he has succeeded in building up an international reputation and ensuring that his luxury products feature in the wardrobes of all the best-known and most admired gentlemen.
Sergio Salerni

Sergio Salerni

Art Director

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Sergio Salerni has an important background in making advertising videos for a variety of sectors, building on this experience to make his mark on the scene of fashion and global luxury as a director and visionary creative. He took his first steps as long ago as 1985, when he founded the video production company Videogang in Milan, which is now flanked by Urban Production, a multitasking structure that carries out events and projects worldwide related to the fashion scene in Milan, Paris and the new capitals of luxury, such as Shanghai, Beijing, Dubai, New York and Hong Kong. In the course of his career, he has directed runway shows for Versace, Valentino and Gianfranco Ferré and his reportage videos have travelled the world. What has enabled him to achieve these milestones is a unique blend of charisma, professional skills, a focus on the component of dream and imagination… and a pinch of creative folly. The New York Times once described him as “the wizard behind Versace”. He has conceived projects for many leading brands, including Dolce&Gabbana, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Diesel and CP Company, as well as several up-and-coming stylists. He is the Italian partner of the worldwide Fashion TV channel.
Maria Candida Gentile

Maria Candida Gentile

Mâitre parfumeur

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Maria Candida Gentile graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Florence in 1982, then took a diploma in perfumery from the High School of Perfumery in Grasse, in Provence, in 2001, studying in the ASFO laboratory in Grasse with Carol André. In 2002, she worked in the Aveda Research and Development Department and in 2003 became a Mâitre parfumeur, the first Italian from her school to win this accolade. She started creating perfumes in 2005 and in 2009 created her own line of six perfumes (it now numbers eighteen) using natural raw materials. In the same year, Michael Edwards included her line in the perfume bible Fragrances of the World. In 2010, the neuroscientist Luca Turin described her as the only nose with the ability to create perfumes with her heart, as the great French perfumiers used to do in the forties and fifties of the last century, comparing her to Jean Guerlain. In 2013, her perfume Lady Day won the Fifi Award in New York. In 2016, she received a nomination from UCLA in Los Angeles for her perfume Elephant and Roses.
Giovanni Pelloso

Giovanni Pelloso

Historian and critic

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A journalist and photography critic who writes for the ViviMilanosupplement to the leading national daily newspaper Corriere della Sera, Giovanni Pelloso has worked on publishing projects with Mondadori Portfolio (he was the author of the piece dedicated to Mario De Biasi, Giorgio Lotti and Angelo Cozzi), with Hachette and with Canon Italia. A co-author of the Dizionario mondiale della fotografia (Rizzoli/Contrasto, 2002), he is a contributor to the monthly magazines NPhotography and Photo Professional and is editor in chief of the long-established magazine Il Fotografo. He has held workshops and seminars about photography at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University in Naples, the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia and the Contrasto agency. His research interests focus on the theory and practice of the sociology of consumption and of advertising. Working as a contract lecturer, he has been teaching and conducting research since 2005 at the Faculty of Communication Sciences and of Entertainment at the IULM University in Milan. He has been lecturing in photography at the LAO since 2013 and is an associate researcher at the Milan Civic Aquarium.
Luigi Ciuffreda

Luigi Ciuffreda

Architect

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Born in 1981, Luigi Ciuffreda studied architecture and design at the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design in Orleans and at Milan Polytechnic, where he graduated in 2006 with a specialisation in museography and exhibition design for cultural heritage. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as an expert in the subject in the Interior Design workshops at the Milan Polytechnic Faculty of Design and, from 2013 to 2017, he lectured in design and exhibition design at the Milan Academy of Communication. He now operates in a variety of permutations of the field of design: product design, retail design, interior architecture an exhibition design. His more notable recent projects include the museographical design at the Lapidary Museum of Monte Sant’Angelo and the signage for the new NAS Arena stadium in Dubai. Since 2006, he has been a consultant with Buratti Architects, where he has collaborated on projects for B&B Italia, Fontana Arte, Living Divani, Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Tecno, Lamborghini, Ducati, Husqvarna, La Perla and Gebrüder Thonet of Vienna. Along with his professional activities, he devotes some of his time to personal research into illustration and graphic design.
Luisa Milani

Luisa Milani

Graphic designer

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After graduating in Communication Design from Milan Polytechnic in 2005, Luisa Milani started working in the Leftloft graphic design office, where she stayed for five years and where she also achieved the realisation that graphic design is a passion for her first and only then also a job of work. She then founded La Tigre in 2009, an office that has worked successfully both in Italy and internationally from the very start. Over the years, the clients she has had the opportunity to develop projects for include The New York Times, The Guardian, Wired, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, IBM, Zucchi, Bassetti, ENI, Il Sole 24 Ore and Mondadori. After several years as an assistant at Milan Polytechnic and running several workshops, she started teaching in Turin in 2015. In 2012, she was named among the Young Guns by the Art Directors Club of New York. In 2014, she redesigned the logo of The Independent. In 2015, she received an acknowledgement from the Type Directors Club of New York and in 2016 one of her designs was selected as a finalist by the SPD, the Society of Publication Designers.
Lia Luzzatto

Lia Luzzatto

Color consultant

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After graduating with full marks from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, Lia Luzzatto continued her studies, exploring the fields of fashion and specialising in hardcopy and digital chromatic communication. She now works as a colour consultant in many fields, writes books, takes part in seminars and teaches. Because of its symbolic, communicative, psychological and sensory complexity, colour is a vital resource in every visual context. Lia Luzzatto lectures in Colour Theory at the Academy of Communication and the Luxury Lab in the Academy of Luxury in Milan. Writing together with Renata Pompas, whom she met attending Luigi Veronesi’s lectures in chromatology at the Academy, she has published numerous books about colour that are constantly going through reprints for publishers including Hoepli, Il Castello and Bompiani. She is a founder member of the Italian Colour Association’s Colour Group and is a member of its Presidency Council and Scientific Committee. Previously a member of the CISST – Italian Centre for Studying the History of Fabrics – and of ADI, she is currently a member of the ECD Environmental Colour Design of Buenos Aires and of the Stockholm-based Colour Study Group.
Francesco Dondina

Francesco Dondina

Graphic designer

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Born in Milan in 1961, at the age of twenty-five Francesco Dondina established Dondina Associates to work in the fields of brand identity and communication design, focusing primarily on its applications to the areas of fashion, design, art and culture. His studio’s more important clients have included Giorgio Armani, Krizia, Valentino, Ferragamo, L’Oréal Paris, Cassina, the City of Milan, the MoMA, Feltrinelli and MUBA, the Milan Children’s Museum. He designed the images for the exhibitions of Bramantino in the Sforza Castle and of Bernardino Luini in the Royal Palace, both in Milan. With Marco Zanuso Jr. and Giuseppe Rabonim he designed the ticket offices for Expo Milano 2015. From 2010 to 2012, Dondina Associates also had a base in New York, since in that period he partnered with the Asia Society Museum and the American Ballet Theatre. In 2009, he published a book of an interview with Bob Noorda, Una vita nel segno della grafica. In 2015, he devised the Graphic Design Lectures cycle of events held at the Sforza Castle and, in 2016, he curated SIGNS, an exhibition about contemporary Italian graphic design held in the Base location in Milan. He has taught at the Cfp Bauer and Milan Polytechnic for many years.
Giorgia Scarpa

Giorgia Scarpa

Fashion designer

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After studying at the High School of Art in Venice, her hometown, she began her educational course in fashion at Istituto Marangoni in Milan. After an experience in Dolce and Gabbana, she has been working for eight years in Prada where she gained international fame as designer. Her next step was in Dior under the art direction of John Galliano. In 2007, she was appointed creative director at Roberta di Camerino, a historical Venetian brand known all over the world for its velvet and colorful bags. In 2009, she set up her consultancy studio and started many collaborations with several brands, among which there is Loewe, under JW Anderson direction, Roger Vivier with Bruno Frisoni, Sergio Rossi, Moncler and many others. In 2013, she took up the direction of Zagliani, a prestigious maison from Milan whose creations are handcraft made. Since 2015, she has been dealing with the leather sector of Bulgari, Italian luxury icon.
Franco Achilli

Franco Achilli

Visual desiger

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An architect, Franco Achilli trained with Alfred Hohenegger, Giorgio Fioravanti and Gianni Sassi, then at the New York School of Visual Arts. After acting as assistant to Emilio Fioravanti at G&R Associati, he opened his own first office in Milan in 1985 with Guglielmo Ghizzardi and Mario Piazza. In 1995, he launched A+G Achilli Ghizzardi Associati, which he still runs today, working in architecture, brand and exhibition design, and publishing graphics. His clients in a career spanning over thirty years have included industrial and commercial groups, publishers and international organisations. He has continuous experience in lecturing in design schools and teaches Visual Identity in Brands at the IULM University in Milan. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Northern Illinois University and had held courses at the University of Palermo, the Art Institute of Chicago, Milan Polytechnic, the IUAV in Venice and other universities. The acknowledgements he has received for his teaching work include ten awards from the Designer & Art Directors Club of London. He has written and edited publications about design and his work has featured in leading international magazines.
Orazio Stasi

Orazio Stasi

Fashion designer

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He began his fashion career in 1982, after studying in Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, working as freelance textile designer. He focused his interest on textile as a way of artistic expression. He became Art Director of Manera, which during that time, was one of the two biggest textile firms in the world and, hence, a good point of view on taste and style evolution. Under this title, he collaborated with Chanel, Dior and SYL. His textile drawings became part of the fashion history of the last thirty-year period. In his work, he has always had a wide and inclusive approach, collaborating with people external to the sector, like Frank Stella and the newspaper Interior Design. In 1995, he took up a professional partnership with Tom Ford for Gucci. Then, he collaborated with Emilio Pucci in Florence and Calvin Klein in New York. From 2006 to 2009, he was Textile and Accessories Designers for Brioni, Klein and Valentino. He is currently collaborating with Bulgari.
Nicola Volpini

Nicola Volpini

Fashion designer

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He studied in Florence at the Istituto d’arte di Porta Romana di Firenze, Jewellery Faculty, and at ISIA, where he graduated with a final dissertation on a snowboard joint to which he owes the the Compasso d’oro Giovani Prize he has won. His first professional experiences in fashion led him to work with Ermanno Scervino and La Nouvelle bague, where he worked for 7 years as jewelry designer. In 2000, he set up his freelancer activity, which in the years led him to collaborate continuously with the following companies: Damiani, Cartier, Salvatore Ferragamo, Akris, Celine, Maison Margiela and Jil Sander, dealing with both fashion and jewelry. Curiosity and the observation of the phenomena affecting the esthetic perception are the two element that inspire his style. The fusion between handcraft and technological innovation carry a highly personal poetic key: full spaces contrast the empty ones, movement contrasts what is static, and the esthetic research is in constant evolution.
Angelo Ruggeri

Angelo Ruggeri

Fashion designer

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After the diploma in Shoe Design at Politecnico Calzaturiero del Brenta, he began his fashion career in 2003 working for Giorgio Armani and Giorgio Armani Privé. Then, for eight years, he has worked in Sergio Rossi, a globally relevant shoe brand, where he reinforced his skill set and worked for as Creative Director from 2013 to 2016. Then, he worked for prestigious brands such as Tom Ford and for Made in Italy excellences such as Santoni. Femininity, lightness, eclecticism, sublimation for Italian shoe design and passion for workmanship represent the basic elements for his esthetic research.
Venuccia De Russi

Venuccia De Russi

Pattern-maker

Cesare Maria Cunaccia

Cesare Maria Cunaccia

Writer / Journalist


Born in Trento in 1962, Cesare Maria Cunaccia graduated in Architecture with a focus on history from the IUAV University in Venice, then in Literature with an artistic focus from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, before taking a PhD at the Sorbonne in Paris, investigating mannerist culture and artistic relationships between Italy and Fontainebleau in the era of the last kings of the Valois dynasty. He has authored a substantial number of books about the Italian and European artistic and environmental heritage, the history of fashion, photography and the contemporary semantics of fashion and has curated numerous exhibitions, including the Fashion and Photography section of La Danza delle Avanguardie, at the MART in Rovereto in 2004, together with Franca Sozzani. An outstanding feature of his journalism is his longstanding work with Vogue Italia and l’Uomo Voguemagazines, both of which he served for several years as Editor-at-large, and with AD Italia as Art and Antiques Consultant. He currently contributes to Il Giornale and Giornale Stile and is Senior Editor with Lampoon. He lectures in two Masters courses in fashion and communication at the LUISS University in Rome.
Massimiliano Giornetti

Massimiliano Giornetti

Fashion designer


After graduating in Spanish language and literature, Massimiliano Giornetti studied Fashion Design at the Istituto Polimoda in Florence, attending a course associated with the London College of Fashion and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. In 1999, he worked with the designer Anton Giulio Grande in Rome, then in 2000 he joined Salvatore Ferragamo, where he worked with men’s knitwear before becoming Creative Director for menswear four years later. In 2010, he started designing the women’s prêt-à-porter collection and in the same year was appointed Creative Director for the entire brand, the first Creative Director in the Florentine brand’s history. In 2012 he took part in an unprecedented project: on the occasion of the exhibition sponsored by Ferragamo at the Louvre in Paris, Sant’Anna - Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Masterpiece, he had the opportunity to present the Resort 2013 collection in the peristyle of the museum’s Denon Wing. This was the first time that the Louvre had ever allowed its spaces to be used for a fashion event. In 2013, he won GQ magazine’s Design of the Year Award in Mexico City.
Stefano Losurdo

Stefano Losurdo

Cinema expert


Born in 1955 in Altamura, Apulia, he worked in the management body of the Theatre Verdi in Milan from 1997 to 1980. From the following year to 1994, he was a public official of the Culture Department of the Province of Milan. Besides, during this period he launched and organized Film-maker, a cinema and video festival that represented an important point of reference for emerging authors, thanks to its production and archive activities. In 1995, he was appointed Regional Secretary of AGIS (Show Italian General Association). Under this title, he has been dealing with the organization of Le vie del cinema, an event presenting film selections from Venice, Locarno and Turin film festival in Milan. In the same year, he was part of the Administrative Board of I Pomeriggi Musicali Foundation. From 2002 to 2014, he has been teaching cinema economics and management at the Cattolica University of Milan. In the same campus, he has been teaching cinema law and legislation for the Master Alta Scuola in Media, Comunicazione e Spettacolo since 2005.
Jean Marie Ardu

Jean Marie Ardu

Fashion designer

Federico Piaggi & Stefano Citron

Federico Piaggi & Stefano Citron

Fashion designers


After their artistic studies and respective professional experiences in Valentino Couture and Krizia, they established their partnership in Mila Schön in the 90s, working for almost a decade as consultants, first and creative director, then, dealing with prêt-à-porter and haute couture collections’ design, retail management and advertising. Then, they took on the creative directions of many brands, such as Byblos, Blumarine and Anna Molinari and worked in the Style Office of Gianfranco Ferré, one of the best masters of Made in Italy. Their relationship with the stylist was significant both from a professional and human point of view. They were entrusted with the creative direction of man and woman GFFerrè line. After the premature death of Ferrè, they were appointed brand creative directors. Today, Piaggi and Citron still work as freelancers, collaborating with many companies such as Sobia Rykiel, Les Copains, Genny, Peserico, Cruciani and, more recently, Piazza Sempione.
Giuseppe Ardrizzo

Giuseppe Ardrizzo

Epistemologist


After working in the publishing industry for a series of different publishers, Giuseppe Ardrizzo started teaching as a lecturer in the Theory of Knowledge. He was responsible for scientific research at the Majise CIES School of Advanced Studies in the University of Calabria until 2009. He has lectured and held seminars in the universities of Bergamo, Forlì, Chieti, Palermo, Potenza, and Urbino. A member of the New York Academy of Science and of several national scientific committees, he contributed to the publication of Ragioni di confinePrecorsi dell’innovazione (Il Mulino, 2002), Governare l’innovazione (Rubbettino, 2003) and L’esilio del tempo (Meltemi, 2003) and has authored numerous essays, including Perspective and Metrics of Time, in Claudio Rossi, Tempos in Science and Nature, Annals of the N. Y. Academy of Science, 1999, New Epistemologies in a Changing Media Environment, in Pier Cesare Rivoltella (ed.) Digital Literacy (New York, 2008), Innovare lo sguardo, in News IH (Siena, 2008) and Appunti per il Terzo millennio (Retecamere, 2012).
Laura Lisi

Laura Lisi

English teacher


Translator, conference interpreter and professor of English language, she graduated in English Language and Literature at the University of Aarhus and accomplished a research PhD in Theory of Translation at the University of Milan. She has been teaching both in Italian and international universities and in corporate contexts for 15 years. This experience gave her the chance to be able to deal with students from different cultures and educational backgrounds, with the aim to make them reach a good language level for several social and professional operating contexts. Besides, she works as Project Manager for important translation assignments and interpreting projects. She released monographies on language didactics and contributed to numerous academic papers in this field.

Firms

Firms

In nearly thirty years of work, the Raffles Group has built up a substantial network of partners that participate in our three-year and Masters courses. These firms’ reputations and the quality of the relationships e have developed with them are a guarantee of a decidedly fertile meeting between education and business.

Adidas, Aigner, B&O - Bang & Olufsen, Boucheron, Brother, Bulgari, Burberry, C&A, Cartier, Chanel, Chloé, Design Business Chamber Singapore, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dunhill, Elle, Fendi, Fujifilm, Furniture Design Award Singapore, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Heinz, Hermes, Hogan, HP Technology, HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IKEA, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kohler, Lear Corporation, Lego, Li & Fung, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, LVMH, Mahogany, Max Mara, MediaCorp, Metro, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Nippon Paint, Nokia, Orchard Road Business Association, Pepsi, Philips, Prada, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Redworks, Richemont, Richmond, Rolex, Saatchi & Saatchi, Saint Laurent Paris, Samsung, Shiseido, Siemens, Singapore Furniture Industries Council, Singapore Jewellers Association, Sony Pictures, Standard Chartered, Textile & Fashion Federation, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Versace, Y&R, Yves Saint Laurent.


Monday Talks

Monday talk

Every Monday evening at 6.00 p.m., Raffles Milano invites its students to meet one of the major personalities who walk the stage of design, style and design culture. Hearing the stories and ideas that influence the market and drive our mindset – straight from the horse’s mouth – is an amazing opportunity that adds substance to our academic programmes. Here is the agenda of meetings for the coming year.