From the CAD Shoe Pattern Making Course to the Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy fashion houses.
The Made in Italy footwear industry is renowned in the world panorama of the fashion system.
Italian footwear and accessories are a magnet for the international market and more and more companies are investing in specialized professional figures capable of innovating and making the footwear sector attractive.
Talent, passion and specialization are indispensable elements for undertaking a successful career in footwear and fashion accessories.
A success story is that of Davide Motta: alumno of the CAD Shoe Pattern Making Course at the Istituto Modartech, who has always been passionate about fashion and driven by an unbridled curiosity for the world of footwear design.
Davide tells us about his professional career that began among Modartech’s laboratories and continued in the style offices of the renowned fashion houses.
My name is Davide Motta and I live in Santa Croce sull’Arno. I’ve always been passionate about fashion and I’m a person constantly looking for trends.
Today I hold the role of stylistic consultant for various fashion brands and I take care of emerging clothing brands that face the world of shoes and accessories. I follow the style and set the collection in terms of product and production.
1. Your successful career began in the classrooms of Istituto Modartech. How has the experience of the footwear course contributed to your training and career path?
It was the beginning of my professional path. I had the first job opportunity thanks to the final stage of the footwear course and from there I never stopped.
Over time I went back to studying more than once because the world of work has changed a lot since I started working and continues to innovate faster and faster.
2. Tell us how it was the first impact with the world of work after finishing the course at Istituto Modartech.
I started with an advantage because I was already from a working reality so it was easier for me to approach the business dynamics.
However, the rhythms of the fashion system are frenetic at all levels, from tailoring to creative direction.
I have always had a great desire to grow and fortunately I have always found people who have invested in my talent.
My expectations, even during the internship period, have always been very high and I have dedicated a lot of time to my work.
School preparation was an excellent start, but work practice is more complex and full of nuances.
Being able to enter the fashion companies as an intern helped me a lot to grow and to have a softer approach to the working environment right away.
The role of Creative Consultant in Rucoline was the culmination of my previous path. In this context, I took care of rejuvenating the brand vision by focusing on a more contemporary sneaker idea with an eye towards the future.
3. What advice would you give to our young creatives who are starting a career in the world of fashion? And what is the best lesson you learned working for the fashion brands?
My advice is to always be awake and attentive. To work best in the fashion sector, you need to bring out your character and attitudes.
There must also be a lot of humility and desire to learn in addition to a healthy dose of self-control.
Having to deal with great designers and big fashion brands allows you to face your creative side every day by learning how to use it to strengthen the global vision of the collection.
Fashion is creativity but also industry and creativity depends on the livelihood of many people around the world. It is therefore a job to be carried out with great responsibility.