Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director, CuteCircuit
Francesca is a fashion designer, architect, wearable technology visionary, and sustainability champion. She designed for haute-couture house Valentino, and then completed a Master’s degree in Sustainable Design, and a second Master’s degree in Interaction Design from the prestigious Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy. Francesca pioneered the merging of fashion with technology and created groundbreaking award-winning fashions that have been featured in exhibitions and publications all over the world. She received the Netexplo Innovation Award 2019 from UNESCO for the SoundShirt and holds a number of patents in the field of wearable technology, such as sensor-enhanced fabric constructions and multimedia wearable telecommunication devices.