After obtaining a diploma from the Science High School and a graduation in Law, Margherita Cottafavi (Correggio, 1985) attended a two-year advanced course in
haute couture at the Trimoda professional school in Modena. She learnt pattern-making and sewing, getting a new understanding of how she could express her creativity through fashion.
In 2011 Margherita Cottafavi won Maison Gattinoni competition for young designers and then arrived at Istituto Marangoni in Milan. This school provided her with all the essential tools for fashion design and enabled her to gain a deeper knowledge of her work, achieving a personal fulfillment she had never experienced before. During the final year she was selected to showcase her final collection at the Shanghai Fashion Week and at the Marangoni runway show in Milan.
In 2015, after getting the diploma in Fashion Design, Margherita Cottafavi started working in Fendi in Rome, gaining an extremely important professional experience, and then she decided to create her own brand.
In 2017 Margherita Cottafavi creates Moulage Margherita Cottafavi, 100% made in Italy, with two business partners.
The Fall Winter 2018|19 collection is the debut of Moulage Margherita Cottafavi on international fashion market.