Lucia Forte

Fashion designer, during her career she has gained significant freelance experience in the field of design and creative direction of women’s pret-a-porter and luxury accessories collections, as well as the entrepreneurial activity of her brands ‘Lucia Forte haute coutur’ and ‘aquaforte pret-a-porter’.
A complete professionalism that has been able to creatively set new collections and inspire new fashion trends thanks to her knowledge of exclusive tailoring techniques and constructions.

After her academic studies of fashion and costume in Rome, she began her work experience at the Maison Valentino as assistant and head designer in charge of the creative studio and relations with suppliers; she took part in the planning of the fashion shows in Rome, Paris, New York and Tokyo. Her career path continued in Milan as artistic director for “Trussardi”, where she designed the women’s, men’s and accessories pret-a-porter collections and supervised the presentation of the fashion shows for “Loewe” (Vuitton Spain Group); she curated the women’s luxury pret-a-porter night collection with accessories and Bijou; for the brand “Krizia” she curated the “poi by Krizia” collection of knitwear and fabrics, and collaborated in the organisation of the Milan défilé; for the brand “genny” of Ancona she designed and supervised the creation of women’s pret-a-porter knitwear for the Milan défilé. For “ethic” she was responsible for the style and foreign production (India) of women’s, kids and accessories collections.

She designs exclusive fabric prints and embroideries for some of the most prestigious Italian textile companies, such as “Sisan”, “la gattolla” and “Scotland house”. She is the entrepreneur of her own women’s pret-a-porter brand ‘aquaforte’, presented at the Milan collections fair, for which she has completely taken care of the image, style, packaging and distribution.
She feels it is her duty to pass on her solid professional knowledge to young students and to direct them to face the competitive ‘fashion planet’ of Made in Italy with the right awareness.