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.
Open to relocation
Open to Full time or Part time work
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
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
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
Jul 2011 - Dec 2011
Overseeing and managing the Product Development process and Product Development Team for all Mens and Womens Accessories.