Alta Moda, Fashion Design

Start Date: 27 November 2017 | Duration: 1500 Hours | 60 Credits ECTS | Language: English/Italian | Where: ROME


Annagemma Lascari

Having gained twenty-years of experience as Senior Designer and Creative Director, specializing in … Read more


This full time Master’s Course in Alta Moda, Fashion Design is designed for graduates who want to complete and / or deepen their skills, cultural and professional training in this high-end unique sector of the fashion industry, from research, experimentation, innovative design through to implementation. Often reserved for the few this sector is becoming an increasingly important tool of communication of Luxury brands, along with collections of Pret à Couture and Made to Measure.

The Master’s in Alta Moda is one of the first projects in the world, dedicated to the system of Haute Couture, a hidden world inside the “Maison” and the Couturier’s Atelier.

Rome is the perfect city to host such an ambitious Master’s project. Italian Alta Moda was born in Rome, the city where the contamination between couture and “superior craftsmanship”, historic architecture, ancient and contemporary art, a unique place where you can “redefine beauty” and live in an inspirational atmosphere nurturing creativity and experimentation.

The Master’s in Alta Moda, Fashion Design aims to become the benchmark for future aspiring couturiers. The course is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as a Master’s degree with 60 credits (CFA / ECTS).

Professional Opportunities

The course is divided according to the process of creating a collection of Haute Couture and Pret a couture, both go hand in hand, to provide the cognitive tools and research to support the couture project; fundamentally to this is materials research and technical fabrics development for both indoor and outdoor, the study of new trends and analysis of the needs of the target market, design, technical development, the balance of toils / prototypes and experiments, all aimed at the creation and communication of a collection of a high level that expresses the stylistic codes of a brand.

At the end of the course, students will be equipped to pursue a career within the fashion system able to play a variety of roles professionally and creatively: designers, product managers, fabric researchers, designers / artisans and / or entrepreneurs themselves.

To Whom

Candidates that may apply for the Master’s degree with:

  • Academic Diploma of a first level / recognised Degree in a related subject to the course: YES
  • Academic Diploma of a first level / recognised Degree in subjects not specifically related to course: YES, after evaluation of the Course Committee on the suitability of the candidate.
  • Professionals with proven experience and / and students who have not completed a recognised undergraduate degree but private courses within the subject area of the course: YES, if accepted by the Course Committee and will only be eligible to receive a certificate of participation.


The course duration is one academic years and attendance is mandatory. However to be accepted at the final assessments students must have at least 80% proven attendance.

educational approach

The course consists of theoretical lessons, seminars, with experts in the field, practical workshops, guided tutorial support one to one and self-directed study. Visits to ateliers and workshops to study embroidery, accessories and finishes and construction techniques typical of couture also to textile companies and fairs, museums galleries and exhibitions make the course vibrant and relevant to the subject.

The course has a closed number of places available to maintain the quality at this high level of study. As part of the application procedure applicants are required to successfully pass an interview along with the presentation of a Fashion Portfolio. For further information please see the prospectus of the Master’s Degree in Alta Moda, Fashion Deisgn and/or email to [email protected].

At the conclusion of the Master’s course the successful graduates will receive a First Level Master’s awarded (60 credits ECTS) from Accademia Costume & Moda recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

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Today our MA Master Degree students in Alta Moda have presented their final projects to Livia Carimini, Haute Couture – Maison Valentino. The projects have been realized together with their colleagues from Istituto Carlo Secoli, Milan, congrats!


… congratulations also to our MA Alta Moda degree students for having successfully completed their 1 year class! Well done to Mengqiu Medusa Zhao, Ajima Ogbole, Giuliano Teodonno, Emiliya Iv, Natasha Pribocki, Tatsuya Tsukahara, Tsubasa Kumehara, Erika Riciniello e Assaad Khalaf for the #cumlaude achievement. Thank you to the Director of our Master Annagemma Lascari for having contributed in a fundamental manner to the development of this Project, to the Coordinator Massimiliano Pannitteri and to all of the faculty who have collaborated to this first edition. Well done to all the students, may your dreams and professional objectives be accomplished! A huge thankyou and the most important one to all of our partners AY 2015/2016 (Maison Valentino and Industry ) without whom we could have not offered such important and unique experiences which characterized this last year work of our students! #madeinitaly




Having gained twenty-years of experience as Senior Designer and Creative Director, specializing in the creative and strategic development of capsule collections within the sectors of exclusive tailored evening wear and occasion-wear, Annagemma Lascari became an important Italian figure in the Alta Moda / Haute Couture and luxury goods sector.

She has managed for several years her own “Atelier Lascari” being also responsible for production as well as the couture system from every angel. Specializing in detail finishes and fittings, textile technology and decoration involving handcrafted work and embroideries all of which are essential elements of working in Alta Moda / Haute Couture.

As director of department – Fashion Management at Domus Academy, Milan, Annagemma also project managed the master’s of Fashion Management, Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising.

She is an Advisor International Fashion Projects at Politecnico of Milan School of Design  and Fashion Director of the Europe Design Centre at Tsinghua University Graduate School at Beijing and Shenzhen.

Most impressively in the past she has collaborated with a variety maisons such as Ferrè, Dior, Capucci and Acne Studio in Stockholm and most recently being responsible of the “start up” of the prestigious Couture Collections and the Atelier Director of Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris.

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