Matteo Maiorano
Footwear Designer & Developer
Matteo Maiorano
Footwear Designer & Developer
Based in
Rome, Italy
5 - 10 years experience
Freelance Footwear Designer & Developer
EU / USA brands Feb. 21, 2020 - Present

In the last two years I worked as Freelance Footwear Designer and Developer for International brands. I designed whole collections of women shoes and developed them with Italian manufacturers, following the entire process from beginning to the end.

Founder & Creative Director
MAIORANO Oct. 8, 2018 - Present
Rome, Italy

Since late 2018 I have been developing and directing my own shoe brand called MAIORANO.
Every collection has been designed and developed by me and manufactured in the Italian district of Marche.
The collections have been exhibited and sold in Italy, France, UK, USA, Canada, EAU and China.

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White Milano
White Sep. 23, 2021 - Sep. 26, 2021
Milan, Italy

Guest exhibitor at the White fair in Milan.

MAIORANO x Vejas May. 2020 - Jul. 2021
Paris, France

Collaboration with LVMH Prize Winner Vejas for two shoe collections – SS 2020 / FW 2020-21.
Designed in Paris, produced in Italy and sold worldwide.

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Micam – International Footwear Fair of Milan
Micam Milano Feb. 16, 2020 - Sep. 20, 2020
Milan, Italy

Guest Exhibitor at the International Footwear Fair of Micam in Milan.

February 16th-19th 2020
September 20th-23rd 2020

Vogue Talents 10th Anniversary
Vogue Sep. 20, 2019 - Sep. 21, 2019
Milan, Italy

Exhibition organized by Vogue Italia and Vogue America, where I have exhibited my shoes alongside International brands such as JW Anderson, Jacquemus, Aquazzura, and many more.

"Who Is On Next?" by Vogue Italia
Rome, Italy

Finalist at the prestigious contest organized by Vogue Italia.

Pitti Prize
Rome, Italy

Pitti Prize in the Accessories Category for the MAIORANO SS 2020 Collection at the "Who Is On Next?" contest organized by Vogue Italia

MAIORANO x Stella Jean Mar. 2019 - Jun. 2019
Rome, Italy

Collaboration with Italo-Haitian designer Stella Jean for her Resort '20 collection.

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Exhibition at the Museum of the Baths of Diocletian
Altaroma Mar. 31, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2019
Rome, Italy

MAIORANO FW 2019-20 exhibited inside the marvelous setting of the 2000 years old Baths of Diocletian in Rome.

In-house Footwear Designer / Creative Director's Assistant
Herzel De Bach Sep. 12, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2018
Rome, Italy

From 2017 to 2018 I have been working as an In-house designer for the historical Roman shoe brand Herzel De Bach.
I have been the main designer of the collections in that period and assistant for the Creative Director.

Freelance Footwear Designer
Italian manufacturers May. 5, 2017 - Sep. 1, 2017

I began working as a Footwear Designer designing models for some manufacturers in the Italian districts of Lazio and Marche. This period has been a working experience and a school, where I had the chance to study the techniques and the processes behind the realization of a shoe made in Italy.

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Degree in Fashion Design
ABAR – Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma Sep. 15, 2014 - Apr. 11, 2017
Rome, Italy

Degree with honors in Fashion Design.
The education has been focused on the technical study either in Fashion and Accessories Design, and the study and application of art techniques and concepts to design projects.

Industry sectors


Software skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator



Native language


Professional knowledge


Basic knowledge


Basic knowledge

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

UE working permit

Potentially open to relocate