Violetta Brusa
HEAD DESIGN with focus on Footwear + Bags
Violetta Brusa
HEAD DESIGN with focus on Footwear + Bags
Lieu
Dubai, Émirats arabes unis
Seniorité
Plus de 10 ans d'expérience
Age
40 ans
Genre
Femme
Nationalité
Italie
À propos

Hi, My name is Violetta Brusa, Italian designer living in London, actually FREELANCING DESING + DEVELOPMENT for luxury handbags, jewellery and shoes.

My latest perm role was as head of accessories at Ralph and Russo, 2014 / 2018, designing and developing the iconic jewellery heel and bags range bas

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ed on a Eden concept translated into metal bejewelled flower / three details, made in Italy with the high end artisans ateliers in Italy.
Since the last 10 years I have been working within Richemont Group, Montblanc ( 7 years ) as senior designer for Men and Women s leather goods and jewellery.
Then I had the opportunity to be called from Rick Owens, to boost his leather goods and accessory line, and It was an exciting professional and personal experience, as he is a master of fashion codes and has a unique vision on architecture/art and luxury.
After couple of years designing for Rick Owens and DRKSHDWS, I ve been approached by Givenchy, and I accepted their job offer, in the Women Leather Goods team.

In Givenchy I got the chance to see the marketing strategy behind a big fashion brand that make the 80% of their business with women leather goods, so it was very interesting to see how a successful product is built being behind the scene.

My most important experience it still remain Montblanc, where I worked within the development team and the manufactures of Leather Goods, Writing Instruments, High jewellery maker, stone suppliers, leather and fabric supplier, a whole network related to Luxury.
So there, I learnt how to design a luxury goods, with the attention on the details / manufacture and the selection of the highest quality/suppliers of exotic skins and the best leather tanneries.

Luxury is a matter of detail / manufacture and sense of proportion.
That I learnt during all these years within Richemont Group,since the Creative Accademy in Milan, where I had the opportunity of attending lectures from different CEOs ( Lancel, Van Cleef, Cartier, Dunhill, Shangai Tang ) and working directly on projects for them for watches, jewellery and leather goods or visual merchandising / boutique lay out.

My school background, Product Design / Architecture at Politecnico of Milan, trained me on product design and ergonomic in general.

And gave me the bases for on art and architecture that I always use as inspirations today. And most of all, the project / the idea behind the product, the target related to the final user / customer, the production price, the competitors and the industrial phases of production.

Today I am working for an Haute Couture brand, that is an important luxury hub in London, related to a specific middle east clientele, I design for them bespoke shoes or exclusive clutches, and we sell small collection of these accessories in Harrods as well, and very soon in 6 new boutiques.

Finally I can say that my creative mind is divided into 2 parts:
i love to design very feminine and sexy products ( Ralph and Russo FAN SHOES ) and on the other side I enjoy designing very minimalistic and pure objects ( Rick Owens, Leather goods collection ) where the masculinity kick is very enhanced even on a ladies accessory.

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HEAD OF ACCESSORIES_SHOES AND BAGS
RALPH AND RUSSO COUTURE juil.. 1, 2014 - Présent

SHOES AND HANDBAGS HEAD OF ACCESSORIES AT RALPH AND RUSSO COUTURE. WORKING CLOSE WITH TAMARA RALPH TO DESIGN SPECIAL HAUTE COUTURE SHOES AND CLUTCHES FOR THEIR VIP CLIENTS AND TO MATCH WITH HER GOWNS.

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Sr Woman Leather Goods Designer
GIVENCHY - PARIS nov.. 1, 2013 - avr.. 1, 2014

Working in the Woman LLG team.
Designing new bags such as the ENAMEL CLUTCH fw 13, working of the RAVE BAG after RT briefing, and several new styles for evening, focusing on the SHARK LINE

Head of Accessory and Leather goods
RICK OWENS - PARIS sept.. 1, 2012 - nov.. 1, 2013

After Rick Owens guidelines, designing and developing leather goods and accessories for stores and catwalk.
Writing the leather goods launch for stores.
Working the cost price and the retail price.
Material Sourcing.
Hardware and laether sourcing/developemnt.
Building the network of supplier

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s to boost the category.

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Head of Accessories at Montblanc - mens leather goods
MONTBLANC - PARIS sept.. 1, 2006 - fév.. 1, 2012

TOGETHER WITH THE LEATHER CATEGORY MANAGER BUILDING COLLECTION OF LLG FOR MEN AND LADIES, LLG AND SLG.
DRAWING AND FOLLOW UP OF BELTS, MENS JEWELLERY AND LADIES SILVER COLLECTIONS.

Master in Design for Luxury Goods
Creative Accademy Milano sept.. 1, 2005 - juil.. 1, 2006

Master with Richemont Group.
Designing luxury goods, watches, jewelry and leather goods with several brands of the group ( Lancel, Chloe, Montblanc, Cartier, Dunhill, Van Cleef )

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Product Designer Internship
DIEGO GRANDI DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE STUDIO sept.. 1, 2004 - déc.. 1, 2005

Visual Merchandising and Product design for tales and ceramic surfaces for LEA CERAMICHE and Salone du moeble PARIS
Visual Merchandising and branding image for CUCCINELLI.

Master in Architecture and Interior Design
Politecnico di Milano and SPD fév.. 1, 2004 - oct.. 1, 2005

Design Interior Design and Exhibit Design with different Architect Studios in Milan, ALDO CIBIC, Patricia Weil, Lissoni, Andrea Branzi.
Venice Biennale project selected with Aldo Cibic - MICROREALITIES

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Finalist
Design Parade Hyères Special Award of the Jury
2005
Master in Industrial Design _ product designer
Politecnico of Milan Design and Architecture sept.. 1, 2000 - sept.. 1, 2004

Product Design and Interior Design in Milan at Politecnico
Erasmus exchange in London, London Metropolitan University focusing on Textile prints for Fashion.

Langues

anglais

Courant

français

Bilingue

italien

Langue natale