valentina forlani

bio

After my diploma in Arts, I went to study fashion design in one of the most prestigious institutes of Europe, Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing in Florence, where I lived for a few years.
Once over with my studies, I have immediately begun my career as a designer, which brought me to work in Stefanel Maison. In February 2006 I have started to work with Francois Girbaud at MaritheFrancoisGirbaud Maison, for 7 years. In this period I lived in different places as Florence, Rimini, Paris, and Bangalore. Working with some of the most talented fashion designers, I have learned how built garments and how to develop a collection. I have acquired high skills in tridimensional couture pattern makers working on live models, in garment fitting sessions, in Design and develop Fabric Laser Cutting and Non-Woven fabrics, in Sourcing and Supplier Management.
In 2013 I have started my career as a Freelance Fashion Designer and Creative Consultant. My job is to develop professional styles for fast fashion and programmed capsule womenswear collections for the different fashion companies and style departments.
In 2017 I have founded Ikiomon not only for seawear, own swimwear couture label.