Prof. Jessica Hayoz, MA SRISA Adjunct Professor of Design
“ I believe that the challenge for the fashion industry nowadays depends on answering the market demand and rethinking the fashion manufacturing process in a completely sustainable and ethical way. This fundamental aspect should stimulate the new generation of future designers to be responsive and conscious of the global changes of society and of the importance of sustainability in the fashion industry.
Jessica Hayoz is a fashion and pattern designer specializing in communication and marketing. She has worked in the field of fashion industry for over fifteen years. She holds a Diploma of Pattern Cutter (with mention) from the High Fashion Design & Business School Supdemod in Geneva, Switzerland, a Diploma of Fashion Design from the Italian Academy of Art, Fashion & Design in Florence, Italy, and a Master in Fashion Marketing and Communication from Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing in Florence, Italy.
Her career in fashion started in 1997 when together with two partners she launched a concept store in Geneva where she was responsible for the Style Office, Buying Office, and started working as a dressmaker for private clients. After years of traveling for her work between Paris, Milan, and Geneva, she moved to Florence following her passion for art, design, and fashion. For the past ten years, she has been teaching theory and practice related to the fashion design industry in various international school. Nowadays Jessica Hayoz is also a freelance consultant in the field of communication and design.