Valentina Tortorella

Valentina Tortorella

Professor

Italian Freelance Accessories Designer based in Paris.

Education
Fashion Degree at Marangoni Fashion Institute, Milan

Professional experience
Luxury and High End Fashion at Giangranco Ferré, for Men/Women Shoe Collections (shoe design and development.) Joined Louis Vuitton as Leather Goods Designer for Men and Women Ranges to learn and practice the fundamentals of Industrial Luxury, exploring the logics of Design Identity and Craftsmanship at Industrial Scale. Worked as Head of Men Leather Goods Design Studio under Marc Jacobs Artistic Direction to explore the boundaries of LV’s Heritage for several Years; in charge of material researches driven by technological and environmental issues at the Direction of Innovation of Louis Vuitton, whilst founding and directing own brand «Ragazze Ornamentali» for a new non ostentatious vision of femininity based on craftsmanship and time travelling aesthetics.

Awards
Talents du Luxe et de la Creation 2011 by Elle and Ministry of French Culture; Finalist at Who’s on Next by organised by Franca Sozzani and Italian Vogue in collaboration with Suzy Menkes. Head of Leather Goods at Alexander McQueen, London.

Teaching experience
Head Genève, IFM and ENSCI; as Jury member and Faculty at Parsons Paris. Invited Lecturer at Beijing Fashion Forum.