Born in India, Agyesh Madan studied computer science at the National University of Singapore. While there, Madan was selected to participate in Stanford University’s Global Entrepreneurial Strategies program, which included working at a fashion e-commerce firm. The experience rekindled Madan’s interest in men’s clothing and led him to Parsons’ AAS program, in which he focused on classic menswear and fabric development.
After graduating in 2011, he joined ISAIA, the Italian sartorial powerhouse known for its modern approach to classic men’s tailoring and fabrics. Madan served as the firm’s global director of product development, responsible for launching new categories in sportswear and a complete accessories suite. Madan left ISAIA in 2014 to follow an entrepreneurial path—the pursuit of thoughtful design and responsible production through his brand, Stòffa. He also joined his two worlds in developing TOOVIA C3—a first-of-its-kind digital platform that enables luxury brands to deliver a consistent omni-channel experience to their audience. Of his time at Parsons, Madan says, “The AAS program’s experienced faculty and range of courses helped me define my place in the industry. The courses were pivotal in shaping my interests and enabling me to identify my true passion.”