When Troy was seven years old his parents gave him a sewing machine and a Computer; it all started there. Troy’s studies carried him from computer sciences in the Rocky Mountains to Fashion Design in New York City. It was from there the production centers of Europe entered his worldview. Troy started studying Italian and studying abroad.

Upon graduating he went back to Florence to be close to the design and production of clothing and design objects designing collections for Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier and Emilio Cavallini. In a brief period Troy was exposed to a complete world of Fibers, Textiles, Yarns, Knits, Wovens, Bonded, Hide and Fur. This passion led Troy back into University when he was asked by the Director of Pitti Imagine to teach and research Digital Modeling for Fashion Design at the IUAV University of Venice. These themes have been expanded into Wearable Technology, 3D Modeling/Printing, Interaction Design, and New Media Graphic Design which he teaches at the IED Institute of European Design, and ISIA in Florence.

Troy is a member of the Wearables for Italy Team that explores Wearable Applications in Florence and a founding member of the Florence Fab Lab. More of Troy’s work can be seen at

Twitter: @troykyo