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Ilenia Moreni


“Leggende Segrete” is a journey, my journey over the years an impassioned, on-going exploration that has become my work in which I conceive, design and, if required, sew costumes for individuals, small theatrical productions and companies, fan-movies, photo sets, cosplay associations, theme parties, live role playing and many other types of shows.

Through this creative process, I am able to bring together my varied interests using a range of materials and techniques: fabrics and yarn, embroidery, paper, pearls and beads, sculpture, design, photography, books, and distant and ancient cultures. Everything unites to create a costume that is born in my mind, is then transferred to paper and finally, if required, is recreated in fabric and other materials. A team approach with directors, theater workshops and other operators in the show is always welcome. I am happy to provide estimates for original projects and/or ideas and sketches involving pre-existing subjects. All types of requests for costumes—whether historical, fantasy, contemporary or fictional—are welcome.


– Advanced Arts Diploma (P.Toschi School of Art, Parma) 1990, (graphic arts, logo elaboration, illustration, coordinated image projects)

– High School Diploma, specialization in Applied Arts with graphic design (P.Toschi School of Art, Parma) 1992 (specialization in advertising graphics, packaging, communications graphics)

– Diploma in Fashion Design (Marangoni Institute, Milan) 1995 (fashion design, costume history and pattern/sewing skills)

– Advanced Certificate in Textile Design (Marangoni Institute, Milan) 1995 (fabric design)