After studying at the University of Pisa, Patrizia Coggiola began her professional career as costume and textile researcher, and costume designer for the theater. She has been Director's assistant at the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Musée du Louvre in Paris. She has been responsible for large sections related to Italian fashion in Treccani Encyclopedia and for the second edition of the 'Dictionnaire de la Mode au XXe Siècle', Ed. du Regard. After teaching history of textile culture, during almost a decade, in design schools, among which IED Modal Lab in Milan, today she teaches fashion and textile semiology and social history in various cultural institutions in Sweden, where she moved since 2014.