Marianna D'Agati
Knitwear Designer - Product Developer
Marianna D'Agati
Knitwear Designer - Product Developer
Based in
Milan, Italy
3 - 5 years experience
29 years old

My name is Marianna and I'm a knitwear designer.

I’m working as Knitwear designer at Vitelli, in Milan, from May 2021. I’m also taking care of the developing of the products and all the relations with the suppliers. I have the responsibility of the production after the sales campaign and I'm develo


ping knit fabrics experimenting from the yarns to the different techniques.

Before, I had a collaboration with the Knit Factory MELY’s, from Arezzo, where I worked for my collection “No Gender Requested” from October 2020 to January 2021.
I worked closely the Technical Production Manager of the Knitwear Factory Mely’s in Arezzo, for 4 months following all the process of production of my collection, from the technical sheets, to the trials of the stitches with different yarns, to the prototypes to the final garments.

I did my bachelor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, where I had my Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design. I spent the third year at the Coventry University as part of the Erasmus project. After the first graduation, I did an internship in the atelier of the Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen, in Amsterdam.

The year after, I worked as freelance for one year collaborating with a knitwear factory in Benevento, Maglificio Reme.
During my Bachelor’s degree in Fashion design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, I spent one year at the Coventry University in London as part of an Erasmus project.
I continued to gather abroad and hands-on experience in my internship at Iris van Herpen after graduation and consequently worked on broadening my pathway during a one year Freelance collaboration with a Knitwear factory in Benevento, Maglificio Reme.
Getting closer to the Knit world, winning a merit-based full scholarship offered by Max Mara gave me the opportunity to study and complete my Masters degree and complete the Masters in Creative Knitwear Design organised by the Accademia Costume & Moda, based in Rome, and the Modateca Deanna. Thanks to be in Modateca Deanna, I could have an amazing research about shapes and knit techniques visiting the archivio every day.
Cheerfulness, creativity, determination and dynamism, those are the words that are talking about me.

In my projects , I always put my crazy part, transmitting emotions through yarns, knots and fabrics, focusing on details.

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Knitwear Designer
Spazio Vitelli May. 1, 2021 - Present
Milano, Italy

Knitwear Designer and Product Developer

Creative Knitwear Design Master
Accademia Costume e Moda (Rome) Nov. 2019 - Feb. 3, 2021
San Martino in Rio, Italy

CKD Master, Knitwear.
Modateca Deanna and Accademia Costume e Moda.

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Knitwear Designer
Mely's Oct. 1, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021
Arezzo, Italy

Partnership for the production of my Master's degree thesis "No Gender Requested" presented at Pitti Filati 2021, for the short-movie "CKD CUBE".
Working closely the technicians of the Knitwear-Factory, from the choose of the yarns to the final garments.



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Knitwear Designer
Maglificio Reme Oct. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2019
Benevento, Italy

Knitwear Designer for a capsule collection of the Knitwear brand

Assistant Fashion Designer
Iris van Herpen Apr. 1, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

_Work closely with the design team on the Haute Couture product development of the collection A / W 2017 "Aeriform";
_Oversee the design process, from concept inception to finalization, under the brand’s Creative Director;
_Fabric and trim trials for sample making;
_Toiling and pattern cutting;


ng by hand and by machine;
_Production and application of silicon;
_Fusing and modelling of plastic.
_Re-creating of the "Glass Bubble dress" from the Haute Couture collection A / W 2016 "Seijaku";
_Re-creating of the "Water Dress" from the Haute Couture collection S / S 2011 "Crystallisation".

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Bachelor 's degree in Fashion Design
Accademia delle Belle Arti di Bologna Oct. 2013 - Feb. 28, 2017
Bologna, Italy

Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design.
The third year I studied one year at the Coventry University Fashion Design.

Industry sectors










Fashion design

Pattern making



Software skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)



Native language




Basic knowledge

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Part time
In house / Interim management
Internship / Work-study
Personal details

UE working permit

Professional references

Adrien Roberts

Edward Buchanan

Sonia Veroni

Simona Barbieri

Maglieria e fashion film: Accademia Costume & Moda

In occasione di Pitti Filati 88, infatti, la celebre scuola di Roma in collaborazione con Modateca Deanna e Pitti Immagine presenta i Final work e gli Industry project degli studenti del Master di I livello in Creative Knitwear Design (CKD Master). 13 studenti presentano le loro creazioni all’interno


della piattaforma digitale Pitti Connect, con un Fashion Film che si ispira alle atmosfere dark di maestri quali Lars Von Trier e David Lynch.

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Minimal Pleasure

Photographer / Ylenia Zappalà @yle_zappala
Stylist / Beatrice Mazza @beatrice_mazza_
Grooming / Noemi Auetasc @noemiauetascmakeupartist
Model / Valeria Caputo @_valecaputo
Dresses / Marianna D'Agati @dgtmnn_design

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