About the designer

Alessa Migani is a Brazilian fashion designer.

Origin (family backround, birth)

She was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1972. Her father was Italian and the great-grandson of the well-known tailor Papa.


Alessa graduated in Industrial Design and Visual Communication at the Superior School of Industrial Design – Esdi/UERJ. In 1988, she completed her Masters Degree in Art & Design at the Central St. Martins College in London. Furthermore, she also studied at the Academia de Belle Arte and at the Arts Visuals of Parque Lago, in Rio de Janeiro.

Job activities & experiences

She is presently the Executive Art Director at the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, spending by Almap/BBDO, Young & Rubicam, Contemoranea, McCann Erickson and CBH in London. She worked for clients like Coca-Cola, L’Óreal, Souza Cruz, Free Jazz, Fiat, MTV, Light, GSK, Varig, Amsterdam Sauer, Agenco, Jornal do Brasil, Pepsi, Havaianas, DuLoren, Wella, Volkswagen, BBS and Sony.

Furthermore, she has developed personal project such as the release of the artist’s book Desastre in 1999, and the release of Magma & Waterstones in the year 2000. She was also responsible for the creation of the annual Bible “The Creations Club of Rio de Janeiro”.

In 2002, Alessa Migani launched the House of Alessa, a permanent showroom with panties, clothing and accessories of high power creativity.

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