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Mauro Simionato


docente a contratto

settore scientifico-disciplinare
Icar 13 Disegno industriale


Dipartimento di Culture del progetto





orario di ricevimento

su appuntamento


interessi di ricerca

sostenibilitÓ, creative direction, sottoculture, maglieria



In the last 10 years, Mauro Simionato has built his career as a Global Creative Director through a professional growth in constant tension between underground culture, image production and fashion design.


His career began after attending the master in Strategic Brand Management at CBS in Copenhagen, where he took part to the Danish creative scene that would soon explode globally.


In 2008, he co-founded 247 (Twentyfourseven), a multi-brand showroom, and launched Volta Footwear, a brand based on the strength of a single silhouette dubbed “instant classic”.


From 2012 to 2014 he continued his art direction work with Asics Europe in Amsterdam while opening Mauro Simionato Studio in Milan, widening his activity to non-fashion projects.


In 2016 he founded the brand Vitelli and developed the first prototypes of experimental knitwear, designing the brand identity with a total focus on the themes of sustainability and inclusivity.


He also focused back on fashion as artistic director for brands such as Belstaff (2016-2017); Golden Goose Deluxe Brand (2017-2018); Barena (2018-2019), Clark’s/C&J Clark International (2019-2020).


In November 2020 he holds a talk at MF Global Summit on the themes of sustainability.


2021 opens with a momentum for his brand Vitelli, which since 2016 had earned a place on the Milan Fashion Week calendar with the support of the Camera Moda Fashion Trust.