Director of Academic Programmes - Barbara Trebitsch

Accademia costume e moda | Barbara Trebitsch

“I’m honoured to be in Rome as part of the team of Accademia Costume & Moda. This institution has a unique vision, an incomparable passion and an approach to people which is fundamental to support students in their growth. Being part of the Accademia, defines an important step in my career, a choice of quality to which I wish to contribute. New technologies and the challenge of sustainability and ethics are among the most affecting themes on our sector. I believe that we can’t bring any innovation without the unique roots that are present here at ACM in their highest expression. My aim is to integrate these and other themes to the DNA of ACM, maintaining continuity in the existing vision, working together with an excellent team in a constant progression of contents, processes and projects”

Barbara Trebitsch, Director of Academic Programmes ACM. 04.05.2018


Barbara Trebitsch worked as Senior Head of Academic Projects at Domus Academy and NABA, and Dean of Global Art and Design Academy (GADA) at East China Normal University of Shanghai, from 2016 to March 2018.

She was head of the Fashion School of Domus Academy for 16 years, managing and planning the programmes for the Master’s in Fashion Design, Accessories Design-Shoes, Leather goods and Jewellery, Fashion Styling and Visual Merchandising, Fashion Management, Luxury Brand Management. As Head of the Fashion School and Director of the Fashion Programmes at Domus Academy, she worked together with brands such as: Antonio Berardi, Costume National, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Damir Doma, Napapijri, Nike, 7 For All Mankind, Swarovski, Moncler, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Vogue Italy, Timberland, Tod’s Group, Stone Island, Swarovski. She is also member of the Academic Council of Ixel Moda (Latin-American academic association), of the Educational Board of Arts Thread and she is also in the Commission of experts who select candidates for the medal given by MAM Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere (Fondazione Cologni dei Maestri d’Arte).

She took part to the selecting committee of Project Runway Italy. Together with London College of Fashion, Parsons School of Design and IFM Paris, she is among the founders of the Fashion Colloquia, an international academic network which promotes talks and conferences on Fashion and Education.