Valentina Altissimo



Valentina Altissimo

Creative director / Design Manager

Current Location

Milano, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy

Valentina is available for work

Italian senior designer and creative director with international experience. • Strong experience in coordinating and managing fashion activities. • Passion and ability to envision, create and direct the Brand identity from scratch. • Solid understanding of various trends of fashion and trend forecasting ability. • Proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator and strong hand sketching ability. • In-depth knowledge of textile and material construction and properties. • Sound knowledge and understanding of garment construction. • Ability to design for different consumers and end uses. • Strong project management and organizational skills. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • Ability to understand the requirements of the market. • Creative direction of photo-shoots and campaigns. • Ability to apply the Brand vision to the tools with which it communicates with the world.

  • Brands Valentina has worked with
    • Liwa Trading – Private Labels
    • Kayfi
    • Marciano Guess
    • Msk New York
    • Navigare
    • Romeo Gigli
    • Exte' (Itholding)
    • Studio If
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full-time work

Employment Preference
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions

Head of Design

Liwa Trading – Private Labels

Sep 2020 - May 2022

Overall creative responsibility for the launch of the private lingerie brand.
•Market research and gap analysis based on market positioning.
•Building brand DNA and identity.
•Design and execution...

Senior Fashion Designer


Jul 2019 - Aug 2020

Training and managing a team of fashion and print designers.
•Creative direction.
•Design and execution of the range and definition of lineups/looks.
•Source, select and buy fabrics, trims, access...

Senior women's Designer

Marciano Guess

Aug 2014 - May 2017

Conducting research on current and future trends, trends, market and styles.
•Mood-boards and color charts.
•Fabric, accessories and print selection.
•Design and execution of the collections.

Women's total look designer

Msk New York

Oct 2013 - Apr 2014

Trends, shapes, colors and fabric research, sourcing and selection.
•Design and execution of the collection.
•Communicating/partnering with factory on daily basis.
•Leading fittings...

Men's Knit Designer


Sep 2012 - Aug 2013

Execution and follow up of the collection as the link between the Italian headquarter and the Chinese licensee.
•Trends and fabrication research and selection.
•Fabric and yarns sourcing.
•Design a...

  • Brand Analysis


  • Market Analysis


  • Competition Research


  • Creative Direction


  • Trend Analysis


  • Trend Research


  • Fashion Design


  • Sketching





Work Proficiency



Istituto Marangoni Milano

Fashion design

Fashion Design —

2001 to 2005

Istituto Suore Orsoline S. Carlo


Liceo Linguistico (language high school)

1995 to 2000

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