Théodore Mkrttchian

Pattern Making/Development at Maison Massaro/CHANEL

I have been advised Arsutoria in order to become great in the shoe industry. It is a straight path to greatness, in terms of knowledge, skills, worldwide network, and vision. Arsutoria is school of excellence, I remain always grateful to its teachers for what they have taught me and the bonds we have built. The school is a very good way to bring your career to the the next level.

Fausto Costa

Head of Quality Management Supply & Production at Birkenstock

Arsutoria is an excellent school for a person with or without any experience in the footwear industry and who wants to learn more about both the technological and product design aspects of footwear.

Carlos Loreto

Director of Technical Design and Production at SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker

Arsutoria has helped me immensely to advance in my career. There I acquired solid technical knowledge about footwear construction, from concept to production. I was able to understand thoroughly the components of a shoe and how they interact with each other and the importance of the material used. Making quality shoes can be a complex process, I’ve used the knowledge acquired in Arsutoria in all my jobs. It has helped me to design quality shoes at the appropriate price. Most recently I took the 3D Design course and it was extremely useful. This changed completely my design process. I feel now that I am more in charge and that the shoes look the way I want to. Not to mention the big help for factories to understand my designs. The future of footwear design is 3D. I used every day my 3D learnings and I am so thankful to the school for helping me in every step of my career.

Kelly Baillon

Director of Design and Development Karl Lagerfeld & Donna Karan Footwear

I highly recommend this school and its programs for anyone looking to be in the design, commercialization and/or production of footwear and handbags. The expertise that you have access to as a student, the knowledge that is given to you, the guest teachers that are there to help you are all completely worthwhile!

I won’t lie it’s an investment to attend, especially if you’re lodging on site, but it is worth every penny! I wish all footwear designers had to take at least an abridged version of their 1-year program before they could start working. The skills you learn here not only make you better technically, but they make you a better designer.

With so many designers coming into their real world jobs and many becoming line builders – instead of designers – this gives you the opportunity to learn how to become an actual designer. You learn about commercialization and consumption of materials, costing and global market differences. Really could not more highly recommend.

Matteo Bellentani

Global Creative Director, Head of Product & Design at Clarks Originals

Ars Sutoria has been an incredible support to my career, and after 23 years in footwear design and creative direction i can clearly recognise the value, I hope more future professionals will approach this school.

Piero Fenato

Director Concept Creation Center at Nike Innovation

Arsutoria holds a special place in my heart, as it laid the foundation for my career back in 2000. The program not only instilled in me a strong foundation but also ignited a passion that continues to drive me. What sets Arsutoria apart is its enduring connection; even years later, I find myself collaborating with them, organizing training sessions for my company in US. This enduring connection speaks volumes about the school’s commitment to its students’ success.

The team at Arsutoria is exceptional, comprised of dedicated trainers who bring a wealth of experience and expertise. Located in the heart of Milan, the school is perfectly positioned to stay abreast of the ever-evolving fashion and sportswear industry. This proximity to industry trends ensures that students receive the most relevant and up-to-date education possible.

In summary, Arsutoria is more than just a school; it’s a lifelong partner in professional development. With its professionalism, forward-thinking vision, and extensive industry connections, Arsutoria comes highly recommended for anyone looking to embark on a successful career in fashion and sportswear.