Christina Rotelli graduated with a BFA in Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. She studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and received an AAS in Sportswear and Knitwear, graduating 'Summa Cum Laude” in 1978. She worked as a fashion designer in New York for various companies, including Liz Claiborne, Manhattan Industries, Jeanne Pierre, Gloria Vanderbilt, Ruff Hewn, and Marisa Christina. She travelled extensively abroad for style, fabric, and yarn research, as well as product development and production approval for these companies. During this time, she also received the 'Style Award' from the Atlanta Apparel Mart, was the 'Guest Designer' at the Chicago Apparel Mart, and the 'Guest Host' for 'Cure by Design' in Gainesville, Florida. From 1997-2006, she designed contemporary sportswear and knitwear under her own label, 'Christina Rotelli'. She returned to R.I in 2007, and has taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Apparel department at the Rhode Island School of Design in the Undergraduate program and the Continuing Ed.Pre-College program, as well as fashion drawing and watercolor painting through the 'Access to Art' program in South Kingston, RI.
- BFA, Carnegie Mellon University
- AAS, Fashion Institute of Technology