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A. Lupo Lanzara appointed President of Accademia Costume & Moda

The Board of Directors of Accademia Costume & Moda (ACM) has unanimously appointed A. Lupo Lanzara as the new President of Accademia Costume & Moda. He succeeds Fiamma Lanzara who passed away in November 2020.

A meaningful passing of the baton that appears as a choice of continuity in respect of the values and cultural heritage of ACM, which has qualified over the years as a centre of excellence for its educational offerings, with the aim of creating the next generation of professionals in the fashion, costume and entertainment industries.

Founded in 1964 by Rosana Pistolese, ACM represents one of the excellences in the field of fashion and costume design education at international level, based in Rome in its historic campus in Via della Rondinella 2, just off the famous Piazza Navona and in Milan, in the recently-launched new campus in Via Fogazzaro 23.

Ranked n.1 in the world (ex aequo with two other international schools) with the maximum of 4 “Badges of Excellence” in the Fashion Design category (Graduate and Undergraduate) according to the report “The Best Fashion Schools in the World 2019” published by the magazine The Business of Fashion (BoF), ACM boasts employment rates exceeding 85% on the Undergraduate programs and 90% on the Masters, in Italy and worldwide, collaborating with over 150 companies in the Fashion Industry  (Maisons and manufacturing companies) and Entertainment systems. Moreover, in 2019, Accademia Costume & Moda was ranked in ”The Top 25 Fashion Schools in the World: 2019″ report published by the magazine Fashionista.

The appointment of Lupo Lanzara by the Board of Directors was the most appropriate choice, ensuring stability and also guaranteeing a continuity to the innovative and winning path undertaken since joining ACM in 2010, first as General Manager and then as Vice President. A vision and a managerial cultural approach that he shares with his brother, Furio Francini, CEO of ACM.

Lupo Lanzara says:

 “I feel this assignment entrusted to me by the Board of Directors to be a privilege and an honor, and I am grateful for the trust placed in me. The Accademia project was born with my grandmother Rosana Pistolese and carried on by my mother, Fiamma Lanzara, two women who managed to leave an impact in the lives of those who met them, creating an “authentic” educational experience. Both visionary, sensitive as well as determined, their deep generosity of spirit enabled them to create and then guard a unique cultural heritage that I intend to protect, safeguard and continue to enhance together with my brother Furio. My focus will remain, as always, on the student, on his centrality and on our teachers and industrial partners, without whom I would not be able to provide a training and educational experience meeting the new challenges imposed by the contemporary world, while respecting the “cultural heritage” left to us and the clear “Identity” of Accademia Costume & Moda.”

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