Diego Dolcini // Designer

Studies

After achieving the certificate at Naples SCHOOL OF ARTS in 1986, he attended the ARCHITECTURE UNIVERSITY at the Politecnico di Milano and the FINE ARTS UNIVERSITY in Bologna.

Winner of a scholarship, he attended the Master in FASHION DESIGN at the DOMUS ACADEMY, Milan 1989. Taking a degree with honours with an experimental thesis on the textile sector, promoted by Mario Boselli Jersey. Supervisors of the project: Gianfranco Ferrè, Daniela Puppa, Chiara Buss e Nancy Martin.

Current Professional Consultant

DIEGO DOLCINI / Paris and Milan - 1994 / Present

Creative Director and CEO of his own brand.

BACCARAT / Paris - July 2018 / Present

Collaboration for Design Capsule Collection as “CRISTAL COUTURE”

MSGM / Milan - January 2018 / Present

Collaboration with Massimo Giorgetti as Design for Women’s footwear.

Significant Professional Experiences

BRUNO MAGLI / Bologna - 1997/01

Creative Director for footwear, handbags and small leather goods.

EMILIO PUCCI / Florence - 1998

Accessories Designer for catwalks, collection SS 1999. FW 1999/00

BULGARI / Rome - 1998

“Diego Dolcini” shoes for Bulgari accessories show. FW 1999/00

GUCCI / Florence / London - 2001/04

Collaboration with Tom Ford as Creative Director for women’s and men’s footwear collection.

DOLCE & GABBANA / Milan - 2004/06

Creative Coordinator for women’s and men’s accessories, footwear and handbags collection.

MAX MARA / Reggio Emilia - 2005/08

Strategic adviser for creative and business coordination for the positioning of accessories, footwear and handbags collection in the international global market for Max Mara’s retail.

SSL INTERNATIONAL / Bologna - 2005/11

Creative Direction of the Capsule Collection Dr. SCHOLL by Diego Dolcini.

TRUSSARDI 1911 / Milan - 2008/11

Collaboration with Milan Vukmirovich for the women’s footwear collection.

CASADEI / S.Mauro Pascoli - 2006/15

Collaboration with Cesare Casadei as Design Director

BONAUDO / Milan - 2006/12

Tanneries - Corporate Identity, Seasonal colour books.

EMILIO PUCCI / Florence - 2009/12

Collaboration with Peter Dundas as Design Director for the women’s footwear

PIRELLI / Milan - 2009/12

Creative Direction of the Capsule Collection PIRELLI by Diego Dolcini.

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ / New York - 2011/13

Design Director for women’s footwear collection.

EMILIO PUCCI / Florence - 2015/16

Collaboration with Massimo Giorgetti as Design Director for Women’s footwear

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA / Milan - 2013/17

Collaboration with Alessandro Sartori as Design Director for Men’s footwear.

VIONNET / Milan – 2012/17

Creative Director for Women’s accessories, footwear and handbag.

KITON / Naples – 2012/17

Creative Director for Men’s accessories, footwear and handbag.

BALMAIN / Paris - 2016/18

Collaboration with Olivier Rousteing as Design Director for shoes.

First Professional Experiences

MABI INTERNATIONAL / S.Daniele del Friuli - 1989/90

ANDREA MABIANI COUTURE, handbags and suitcases collection.

BALDININI / S.Mauro Pascoli - 1990/93

Woman’s footwear collection, S/S 1991, F/W 1991/92, S/S 1992, F/W 1993/94.

GATTINONI COUTURE / Roma - 1990/93

Woman’s leather and textile clothes and accessory collection.

BRIC’S / Como - 1990/92

Handbags, suitcases and small leather goods collection.

SALP / Torino - 1991/93.

Tanneries - Seasonal colour books.

UMBERTO ROMAGNOLI / Bologna - 1991/93

Woman’s footwear collection.

NOBEL / S. Croce sull’Arno - 1992/96

Tanneries - Seasonal colour books.

FRATELLI GUARINO / Solofra - 1992/96

Tanneries - Seasonal colour books.