Marco Baitella was born in a small Italian village between the Dolomites
in march 1990. After studying science at the High School he applied for a BA in fashion design at IUAV, University of Venice. During those three years he spent six months at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany, for an exchange semester, and six months in Paris interning for Balenciaga.
Before applying at the RCA he gained some experiences within the industry for different brands. In his work he tells stories inspired by his identity and cultural background, questioning the modern significance of beauty. In July 2016 he took part at the prestigious International talent support competition based in Trieste, Italy, winning the ITS Artwork Award. He is currently based in Milan working for Neil Barrett.
(January - ongoing)
Footwear Designer - Valentino, Roma, IT.
Footwear & Accessories Designer Assistant - Neil Barrett, Milan, IT.
Winner, INTERNATIONAL TALENT SUPPORT Artwork Award - International talent support, Trieste, IT.
Graduated with honor in Footwear and accessories Design at The Royal College of Art, London, UK.
Collaborator/logistic organization - Festival Pergine Spettacolo Aperto, Pergine Valsugana, IT.
Finalist (money prize) - International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) competition, Paris, FR.
Finalist (money prize) and exhibitor - 100% Eyewear Design Competition, London, UK.
Finalist - Adidas Forum Trainer Re-imagined by RCA student, London, UK.
Master class with experts from the Maison Lesage, RCA, London, UK.
Scholarship - Continuation Fund, Royal College of Art, London, UK.
Part time sales assistant - Paul Smith, London, UK.
(May - june)
Assistant of Barbara Casasola during his SS15 fashion show at at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, London, UK.
Assistant of the International Brand & Business Development Manager of Irregular Choice at Micam, Milan, IT.
Internship following the production of the SS15 Armani menswear collection, Giorgio Armani, Mattarello, IT.
Designer of costumes and accessories for a performance during a two - weeks artistic residency in Praia, Cape Verde, Africa.
2014/2013 (March - sept.)
Design assistant on both the prêt a porter and haute couture lines in womenswear for Godi Fiorenza A/W 2015 accessories collection, Venice, IT.
2013/2012 (Feb. - sept.)
Dresser for Aquilano Rimondi and Luisa Beccaria SS14 fashion shows, Milan, IT.
Performance presenting my BA collection during Fashion at IUAV, Treviso, IT.
Logistic organization during the 33° edition of Drodesera Festival at Centrale Fies, Dro, IT.
Bachelor degree with distinction in accessories and footwear design at IUAV, University of Venice, IT.
Accessories and footwear design assistant for the AW13 Balenciaga menswear collection, Paris, FR.
(April - July)
Erasmus exchange program, Integriertes Design, at Hochschule für Künste, Bremen, DE.