Barbara Mangini was born in Genoa in 1971. she graduated at the Polytechnic University of Milan in management, economics and industrial engineering in 1997, but her instinct drove her to work in close contact with the creativity, luxury and craftsmanship of the textile-fashion world.
Her professional path started in Reggio Emilia in the Departments Of Models And Knitwear of Max Mara Group, and she later went as far as to manage a whole collection beside fashion designers the likes of Roberto Rimondi and Tommaso Aquilano. She was then responsible for coordinating the team of Woolrich woman collection in Bologna as the following step.
She quit the fashion companies in 2008 to come to the design world with her own collection of textile furnishing accents for the boating and furniture market. she started to collaborate with Atipico.