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Fashion education that makes the difference

Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing is an Italian centre of excellence, recognized worldwide for its high quality, fashion-oriented, didactic offer ranging from Design & Marketing to Management and Communication, in line with industry and fashion company needs.

Polimoda relies on a team of professors with a solid background and experience in the fashion industry, a team focused on providing students with an updated education, always in-line with the fast changing fashion business. Our faculty is expert in the different fields of fashion design, marketing, management, branding, communication, trends, footwear and pattern design as well as research in fashion.

Polimoda started in 1986 as a joint project co-financed by the cities of Florence and Prato, along with entrepreneurial associations and the collaboration of FIT, the Fashion Institute of Technology from the State University of New York. Polimoda continues to work closely with the Tuscan Region and the provinces of Prato and Florence.

Polimoda is also a member of IFFTI (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes).

Ferruccio Ferragamo, Presidente Polimoda
Ferruccio Ferragamo

A name representing “Fashion Made in Italy” world wide

A world renowned name in the fashion education field 

Education, consulting and internationalization service for companies.
36 major fashion companies as associates.

Polimoda relies on a team of professors with long term-experiences in the fashion industry, a team focused on providing students with an updated education, always close to the fast changing fashion business. 

Our faculty is expert in the different fields of Fashion Design, Marketing, Management, Branding, Communication, Trend Forecasting, Shoe and Pattern Design as well as research in Fashion.

The new premises of Villa Favard and its converted stables right in the heart of Florence are unique, combining historic Tuscan elegance with completely refurbished modern facilities.

The Design Laboratory in via Baldovinetti and the stables of Villa Strozzi are several prestigious, historical locations who give an extra flavor to the didactic activities.

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• 1.200 students
• 60% International students
• 300 students in internships
• 83% of students employed within 6 months of completion of studies
• over 27 years of experience
• 150 professors
• 3 prestigious facilities
• 22.000 books & monographs
• 400 fashion magazines

Linda Loppa, Direttore Polimoda
Linda Loppa

Dynamism and Innovation
Polimoda is fully aware that the fashion system is subject to continuous change and therefore is committed to constantly review, redefine and improve its courses, faculty and services for students and companies.  

Enhancing Talent
Polimoda assists and promotes the creativity and technical inclinations of its students by setting up educational units that can stimulate individual capabilities from both a theoretical and practical point of view. Twice a year we offer a platform to support young talented students and alumni. (see POLIMODATALENT)

Care for Local Area Development
Polimoda defines itself as “a school close to fashion companies”: the set up of courses reflects all the concrete needs of the fashion industry.

Polimoda works with international clients offering tailor made programs and collaborates with international agents as well as participating in fairs worldwide to recruit new talent in every field of fashion education. Our students now cover more 30 different nationalities.

From 2002 Polimoda has been developing a quality management system certified by TŰV Italia, aimed at reinforcing its role of leading institute and center of excellence in fashion education, thanks to a steady organizational improvement.

The quality system is the main instrument through which Polimoda confirms its commitment to all those standards granting efficiency, reliability and improvement through the years.

Polimoda presents a wide choice of educational offers, covering all profiles within the fashion system:

Short courses that offer an insight and introduction to the fashion system

Complete educational packages of 3 or 4 years duration.  These programs are for undergraduates looking for a future in design, patternmaking, marketing, branding and communication.

Wide range of high-quality, 6, 9 or 14 month masters, both in English and in Italian, covering all the prominent professional roles in the fashion & luxury field.
Short courses focusing on key subjects in the fashion business.

Private and ad-hoc programs, professional and corporate education and various projects in collaboration with many other educational centers and professional institutes around the world.

Polimoda Business Links 2014

20 - 21 March 2014
Villa Favard
Polimoda invites Companies to POLIMODA BUSINESS LINKS, an event designed to foster the encounter between companies and young talents approaching the world of employment.
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Polimoda Guest Lecture

At Villa Favard, a series of seminars with illustrious guests and experts for a direct evidence from the Fashion System.
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POLIMODA/MAG - Discover the Polimoda Magazine -

Summer at Polimoda offers a pared-down selection of our most popular courses, from the classics to the most innovative new subjects.

It is not necessary to take an entrance exam, you will need to send your CV so that we can be sure of the participants’ level of qualifications and motivation. What are you waiting for? Book your Polimoda Summer Course!

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