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Rosalba Fucci

Knitwear Designer
Portfolio website
https://www.rosalbafucci.com
About

• Award-winning knitwear specialist designer and innovator with a Master's Degree from the Royal College of Art and relevant work experience in the luxury fashion market. • Passionate conceptual technical thinker that seamlessly combines strong inspirational research with advanced fabric development to turn every design concept into a knitted structure.

Previous Brands
Burberry
Woolrich
Shima Seiki Europe
Nina Dorfer
Politecnico di Milano
Loro Piana
Work Experience
Knitwear and Jersey Design Graduate Trainee
Nov ‘21 - Now
Burberry

Support the Womenswear and Menswear Design Teams in all their activities related to the design and development of seasonal Mainline and Runway collections, reporting to Design Director Winni Lok. -collection research through online, vintage, books, and museums following design briefs -seasonal sketch production, amendments, and colourups using hand and digital tools -Adobe Photoshop renderings, Illustrator artworks (jacquards, intarsias, ribs patterns...), embroidery placements -responsible for creating knitted and jersey swatches/ mock-ups/ trials, draping on the stand and making toiles -participating and taking notes during in-house fittings -photographing and organising prototypes and samples, maintaining and updating archives -assisting the Runway Team during show preparation and backstage organisation for AW22 and SS23 catwalk shows -assisting the Pre-collection Team during the preparation, styling and shooting of seasonal Lookbooks

Apex-4 Design Training Course
Apr ‘21 - Apr ‘21
Shima Seiki Europe

Stoll M1+ Basic Programming and Knit course
Sep ‘19 - Sep ‘19
Nina Dorfer

Ready-to-wear Womenswear Design Intern
Jan ‘18 - Jul ‘18
Woolrich

Simultaneously supporting diferent Design Teams (Outerwear, Ready-To-Wear, Knitwear, Soft Accessories and Kidswear) for the design of SS19 and FW19 collections. -helping Designers with the production of accurate sketches, technical drawings and launch packs -preparing and updating presentation boards -managing communications between the Design and Product Development departments -ensuring the department is organised and tidy

Curation Team “Maglia, punto.” exhibition
Sep ‘17 - May ‘18
Politecnico di Milano

Curation Team “Maglia, punto.” exhibition showcasing the MF1 historical knitwear archive. - archive research and selection - exhibition planning - build-up and takedown supervision - opening night event organization - catalogue design and proofreading

Loro Piana Knit Game 2017 winner
Sep ‘17 - Jul ‘17
Loro Piana

International contest asking students to design a knitted textiles collection following a given brief and exploring the potential of the company’s most iconic yarns. Winners are awarded a monetary prize and have the opportunity to produce their collection inside Loro Piana’s headquarters and exhibit it at Pitti Filati.

Languages
French - Basic
English - Fluent
Italian - Native
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Full-time
Employment Preference
Freelance Assignments
Hourly Consulting
Permanent Positions
Education & Training
Royal College of Art
‘18 - ‘21
Master of Arts
Textiles Design Knit
Politecnico di Milano
‘14 - ‘17
Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Design
IIS Luigi Cremona
‘09 - ‘14
Scientific High School Diploma
Maths and Science