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The Arsutoria School team
Meet the wonderful people that everyday make Arsutoria the leading footwear and bag school


Matteo joined Arsutoria School in 2003. In these 15 years he has grown the School business with a specific focus on international training projects. Matteo has a background as a consultant in Arthur Andersen, trained as an engineer with an MBA in general management at SDA-Bocconi.

Arsutoria Staff: Matteo

School Director

Paolo is an Arsutoria Alumnus from 1987. He had started as a pattern maker in his family company. The famous master Adriano Lunati asked Paolo to join Arsutoria School in 1993 as his successor. Since then Paolo has taught shoemaking to more than 3000 people including employees of leading brands such as Nike, Tod’s, LVMH, Timberland.

Arsutoria Staff: Paolo

Technical director


Marzia recently joined Arsutoria School to get the reins of the marketing department after an extensive experience in International education.

Arsutoria Staff: Marzia

Marketing manager

Working in Arsutoria from 2013 as International Projects coordinator, working closely with School Director and Project Managers. She is also Responsible for our Quality Control Management System and School Accreditation


Arsutoria Staff: Michela

Administration and school accreditation

Stefania has an educational background. She supports our students in their career search. She’s also involved in our European and Regional Projects with a specific focus on educational training for factory workers.

Arsutoria Staff: Stefania

Career service manager

Technical Teachers

Arsutoria Staff: Carlo

Footwear Pattern Making Teacher

Elena is an Arsutoria Alumna as in 2005 she studies footwear but then fell in love with Leather Goods. She worked as a pattern maker and prototyper for Henry Beguelin, Zagliani, Bally, Versace. Elena recently joined Arsutoria School and teaches the Bag Pattern Making and Prototyping course.

Arsutoria Staff: Elena

Bag pattern making teacher

Francesca is a recent Arsutoria Alumna with a background in Fashion Design and a true passion for shoes. Since 2008 Francesca started focusing on shoe design and worked for several international brands specializing in women and children footwear collections in Italy, Germany and China.

Arsutoria Staff: Francesca

Footwear pattern making teacher

Gianluca is an Arsutoria Alumnus from 2002. He worked as a technical coordinator for numerous brands such as Hugo Boss, Geox, US Polo, Lumberjack. He started as a pattern maker for Bally, Alexander, Nicolette and Berluti. He has recently joined Arsutoria bringing on his great professional experience.

Arsutoria Staff: Gianluca

Footwear pattern making teacher

Arsutoria Staff: Raphael

Bag pattern making teacher

Arsutoria Staff: Sergio

Footwear pattern making teacher

He started his career as pattern maker for Moreschi and Pino Giardini then was the Technical Trainer for Cad-Cam Shoemaster for around 20 years, Valerio has joined Arsutoria the last couple of years and he is our 2D/3D CAD expert

Arsutoria Staff: Valerio

Footwear pattern making teacher

Design Teachers

Beatrice is an Arsutoria Alumna from 2008, after graduating as Fashion Designer at NABA. She has started her career as a footwear designer and she also assisted other international designers in the product development of high-end shoes in the district of Parabiago. She is an outstanding teacher of design and digital illustration.

Arsutoria Staff: Beatrice

Footwear and bag design teacher

Georgia Roehe Turri is a Brazilian shoe designer who moved to Italy in 2000. An Arsutoria Alumna, studied accessories design at Marangoni and marketing and merchandising at SDA-Bocconi. She also founded her own brands Georgia Turri and Getu and in the 2011 she was chosen to be part with her collection of the Vogue Talents.

Arsutoria Staff: Georgia

Footwear design teacher

Maria Cristina has more than 3 decades of experience in Footwear and Leather Goods. She has been in charge of the Collection Line Development at Gianni Versace for more than 12 years. In 2011 she founded a company that creates, produces and distributes bags made with exotic materials. She teaches marketing and merchandising at Collection Design Programs and is a member of the Arsutoria Trend Research Team

Arsutoria Staff: MariaCristina

Design courses leader

Lab Technicians

Arsutoria Staff: Adriana

ARS-Lab professional stitcher

Arsutoria Staff: Silio

ARS-Lab Senior Supervisor

U.S. Team

Arsutoria Staff: Marie

U.S. Business Development

Arsutoria Staff: Wendy

U.S. Courses Coordinator

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