Raffaele Ascione is a London based fashion designer. He began his fashion education in Ireland back in 2003 where he completed a two-year course at LSC, Limerick. He went on to complete his BA at UCA, Rochester in 2008. Upon graduation, Raffaele was head-hunted by Max Mara and spent a year in Milan designing across various different lines for the fashion house. Other experience within the industry include stints at Julia Clancey and Gareth Pugh where he spent 3 seasons working and re-fining his skills. Illustration is a crucial part of Raffale's working process. He has exhibited his work in two solo shows and one group show in Frankfurt and London. His commissioned work has also been published throughout the Uk and Europe. Lady Gaga has worn Raffaele's work (2009) and he has collaborated with The Uniform Project in New York (2010). Raffaele completed his MA at Central Saint Martins in Womenswear, showcasing his Graduate collection at London Fashion Week, A/W 2011. He has recently worked on projects for Jessie J and Purple Magazine. His latest Collection was showcased with Vauxhall Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week in February 2012.