Riccardo Attanasio


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Riccardo Attanasio

Research, Design and Development - Leather Goods & Accessories

Current Location

London, UK

Riccardo is open to new work opportunities

A dedicated and highly motivated Creative, with strong industry experience covering all aspects of Leather Goods Design, Research & Development, Sourcing, and Manufacturing, from concept and sketch to finished product.

I am well organised, dynamic, and results-driven, with a proven record specialising in emerging and creative luxury brands; developing and implementing strategies to elevate product and collections, and drive business growth.

I am passionate about my work and my craft, from concept through to creation.
Quality and detail are key to all I do, and I am forever exploring, questioning, and looking to add depth to my work. I am versatile in my ability to draw inspiration from a mix of worlds, and I am comfortable and confident in sharing, communicating, and developing these ideas with the wider team, bringing to life the creative vision and story telling.

I have strong roots and a background in the luxury sector, and an extensive network of raw material and finished goods partners at different levels, including tanneries, mills, hardware manufacturers, printers, embroiderers and other specialist artisans and crafts people.

I am also interested in the evolving world of tech and fashion and how advances in new materials and technologies can help support responsible Research, Design & Development to create the next generation of luxury goods which are mindful to the impact on our environment.

  • Brands Riccardo has worked with
    • BY FAR
    • Attanasio Design & Development
    • Christopher Kane
    • Deipel Srl
    • Paul Smith
    • Metal Dynamics
    • Thomas James Accessories
    • Hewlett-Packard
    • Burberry
  • Riccardo's past titles
    • Accessories Designer
    • Accessories Designer
    • Product Design Development Manager
    • Research and Development Designer
    • Product Manager Accessories
    • Brand Development Manager
    • Brand Development Manager
    • Business Performance Analyst
    • Production Assistant
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions

Accessories - Research, Design and Development


May 2020 - Present

Founded in 2016, I joined the brand in 2020 to restructure and strengthen processes in the Design and Development (and Production) of the Accessories Collection. Tasked with elevating the design and q...

Head of Research, Design and Development

Attanasio Design & Development

Sep 2018 - Present

Consulting for Contemporary and Luxury Brands, covering Research, Design, Development, Sourcing and Strategy. Please contact me for more details and future collaborations.

Design and Development Manager - Accessories and Footwear

Christopher Kane

Jul 2013 - Mar 2018

Following the brand’s acquisition by the Kering Group in 2013, new categories were introduced and I joined the brand to launch the Accessories Category, eventually overseeing the Footwear and Sneakers...

Technical Development - Accessories (Leather Goods) Design and Development

Deipel Srl

Jan 2012 - Sep 2012

A nine-month workshop-based role gaining 360-degree practical and technical knowledge of luxury leather goods and accessories, with a focus on;
- Pattern Drawing and Model Making
- Materials and Selec...

Accessories Product Development Manager

Paul Smith

Jul 2011 - Dec 2011

Overseeing and managing the Product Development process and Product Development Team for all Mens and Womens Accessories.

  • Design


  • Product Development


  • Collection Management


  • Research


  • Concept Development


  • Brand Development








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