Be trained to Fashion Know-How
Polimoda offers 4 new short programs that focus on handwork, tailoring, and craft.
During these dedicated practical workshops you will have the opportunity to study the complete fashion production processes of handmade garments or accessories, regardless of your ability or experience. These programs welcome complete beginners as well as those at a more advanced level who simply wish to get more ‘hands on’ experience from artisans and masters of the trade.During the two week course you will be provided with a kit with all the necessary materials you need to be able to create your own complete garment or fashion accessory (fabric or leathers, yarns and accessories), as well use of our fully equipped working laboratories at your disposal, all included in the program fee. Master artisans together with their assistants will demonstrate and help you through each step in making and creating your own tailored jacket or knitwear piece, a pair of handmade shoes or alternatively bags. The short 40 hour programs, with extra supervised practical laboratory hours, are run over two weeks.
These new Polimoda workshops guarantee an authentic experience in the methods and traditions of the savoir-faire of the real “Made in Italy”.
Craft a Bag
Experience the skill of making bags by hand
Craft a Shoe
An exercise in the skill of making shoes by hand
Tailor a Jacket
Experience the craft jacket tailoring
Experience the craft of knitwear
Every summer students of all nationalities meet in Florence for hands-on experience of the fascinating and complex world of fashion. The topics on offer vary from fashion design to trends as well as marketing. The courses on offer in the summer period are an exceptional opportunity thanks to the favourable mix of Polimoda’s guaranteed high quality training and the very essence of summer itself, full of sun, energy and therefore maximum creativity. Then students coming together from schools all over the world is in itself an added bonus, an incomparable experience. All this encourages the development of new ideas, experiments, and new approaches to the world of fashion. This makes the summer courses even more stimulating and intense, with a strongly international flavour. 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.
Summer at Polimoda offers a pared-down selection of our most popular courses, from the classics to the most innovative new subjects.