Francesca Rosella

M Wade Holler

Francesca Rosella is a fashion designer, architect, wearable technology visionary, and sustainability champion. She has degrees interior architecture and Master’s degrees in Sustainable Design, and in Interaction Design, the latter from the prestigious Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy. Francesca co-founded CuteCircuit with Ryan Genz in 2004. CuteCircuit is the world’s first wearable technology fashion brand, pioneering the merging of fashion with technology and creating groundbreaking award-winning interactive fashions that have been featured in exhibitions and publications all over the world and won numerous awards. Most recently Francesca received the UNESCO Netexplo Innovation Award for creating “technology that improves life”. Francesca holds a number of patents in the field of wearable technology, such as sensor-enhanced fabric constructions and multimedia wearable telecommunication devices.