Polimoda & ASVOFF Video Contest for IFFTI 2015Momenting the Memento: the new book by Danilo Venturi, theme of the IFFTI Conference 2015Polimoda Graduates in Fashion Design: success storiesPolimoda Show 2014 Video on YouTube
Polimoda & ASVOFF Video Contest for IFFTI 2015
Momenting the Memento: the new book by Danilo Venturi, theme of the IFFTI Conference 2015
Polimoda Graduates in Fashion Design: success stories
Polimoda Show 2014 Video on YouTube
IFFTI 2015 Conference at Polimoda

IFFTI Conference 2015 in Florence

May 12-16, 2015 - Florence
IFFTI 2015 is going to be one of the most important national and international events of the year in Florence: the cradle of Renaissance will host top training institutes and members of the IFFTI network (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes). The IFFTI “walk & talk” conference will be held from 12 to 16 May 2015. Dates were not chosen by chance [...]

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Polimoda Q&A with Tim Blanks - Fashion Under[press]ure

Q&A with Tim Blanks: official video

July 16, 2014 - Villa Favard

Don’t miss the exclusive video of Tim Blanks Guest Lecture: one of the most influential fashion journalists, protagonist of a Q&A, Questions and Answers session on the subject of Fashion Under [Press]ure. Editor-at-Large of Style.com, with his distinctive pungent and punchy style Tim Blanks doesn’t simply talk about fashion, he analyses it as a “cultural phenomenon” in an interesting debate with Linda Loppa, Patrick De Muynck and Danilo Venuri  [...]

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Polimoda Master Course: Fashion Enterprise

New Master in Fashion Enterprise

January 2016
The new Polimoda Master in Fashion Enterprise will be launched in January 2016. A 9-month course for skilled designers who wish to start their own business, expand the family business or become project managers in charge of specific projects for fashion companies. [...]

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Polimoda Master in Luxury Business - Chalhoub Group Scholarships

Chalhoub Group Scholarships

January 10, 2015

Chalhoub Group, leader in luxury in the Middle East, offers two scholarships for international students covering the total amount of the course fees valued at € 25,000 each, on the Polimoda Master in Luxury Business 9 month program. Beginning April 2015, the Master is an international business course with an advanced-level program which focuses on real business administration of fashion luxury brands. [...]

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Killer Heels exhibition at Brooklyn Museum in New York

Killer Heels

until February 15, 2015 - Brooklyn Musem, New York

The creations of Andreia Chaves and Gianluca Tamburini, both graduates from Polimoda, are set to go down in history when it comes to women’s footwear. Indeed, the two designers are among the protagonists of the exhibition Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe on show from 10 September to 15 February at the Brooklyn Museumin New York, dedicated to the female passion for killer heels. [...]

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Polimoda Workshop - next edition December 2014

Polimoda Workshops

December 9-19, 2014
On the launching-pad for next December are the brand-new Polimoda Workshops: four short courses devoted to the manual, tailoring and craft expertise characteristic of the "Made in Italy" tradition. Two-week creative workshops during which the participants can try their hand at the creation of hand-made garments and accessories [...]

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Polimoda wins the Tuscany-USA Award

Polimoda Wins the Tuscany-USA Award

October 8, 2014 - Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
Polimoda has won the Award that the Tuscany-USA Association assigns each year to two winners, one Italian and one from the US, who have made a significant contribution to reinforcing the friendship bonds and relations that exist between Tuscany and the United States. The main objectives of the Association, chaired by Andrea Davis and Federico Frediani [...]

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[I]Solution - Polimoda Masters final event

[I]Solution

October 6, 2014
Villa Favard will host a presentation of the projects resulting from the collaboration between students of the international Master courses in Fashion Styling and Fashion Communication. For the occasion, young stylists and communicators have worked together in pairs to create an image, a communication project and finally an installation that represents their vision [...]

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Unesco World Forum in Florence

Polimoda at Unesco World Forum

October 5, 2014 - Forte Belvedere, Florence
To mark the third UNESCO World Forum in Florence, on 5 October Polimoda will present a preview of the Walk&Talk / Momenting the Memento event, by unveiling an installation at Forte Belvedere. [...]

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Fashion Design Made in Polimoda - success stories

Fashion Design Success Stories

September 15, 2014

The young fashion designers who have studied at Polimoda continue to mark up new milestones and enjoy success. We have taken great interest and pride in following them when they left Villa Favard with the first runway show of their final collection, brimming with dreams and expectations. [...]

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Orientation Day at Polimoda

Orientation Day at Polimoda

November 28, 2014 - Villa Favard
An orientation day exclusively for those interested in Polimoda Courses and Masters Courses. Why study at Polimoda? Not just a training center, but a creative center for meeting and dialogue between "visionary" and opinion leaders of fashion, culture and education. With its imprinting Polimoda becomes "state of mind": a way of thinking and build the world, testing their creative skills. [...]

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Polimoda2013 Design Ekaterina Tkachenko

From Polimoda to Taiwan Fashion Design Award

November 7, 2014 - Taipei

Congratulations to Ekaterina Tkachenko and Yekatrina Ivankova, both graduated from Polimoda in Fashion Design in 2013, among the 16 finalists for the Taiwan Fashion Design Award - the first contest in Asia dedicated to fashion, now in its 28th edition. The final will be held in Taipei on November 7. [...]

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Claudia Susini at Milano Moda Donna

Claudia Susini at Milano Moda Donna

September 15-21, 2014 - Expo Gate, Milan

Claudia Susini, neo-graduate from the Fashion Design Course at Polimoda, will soon have her first big opportunity to showcase her work, and will use it to present her first collection, La Promesse. Indeed, from 15 to 21 September, the up-and-coming designer will be one of the protagonists of Expo Gate in Gateway to Fashion Future, an exhibition organised by the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana to mark Milan Fashion Week. [...]

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Erik Bjerkesjo - PolimodaTalent

Erik Bjerkesjo On Stage

September 9-11, 2014 - 10 Corso Como, Milan

Yet another success for Erïk Bjerkesjö, class of 2010, with a Master in Shoe & Bag Collection Design and, by no coincidence, the very first Polimoda Talent. This time, he has been chosen to celebrate and represent the first five years of On Stage, a project by Milano Unica and The Woolmark Company dedicated to the encounter between the up-and-coming talents in the world of fashion and the top international textile producers. [...]

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Polimoda and H&M - shop window

Polimoda and H&M for Young Designers

July 21-27, 2014 - Florence , Via Por Santa Maria 2

H&M and Polimoda proposed an interesting stylistic exercise to some of the students on the Fashion Design and Fashion Technology courses: to create a capsule collection for boys for the fall/winter 2014 season. The winners’ creations will be displayed in the windows of the Florence H&M store [...]

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Corriere Innovazione at Polimoda

Corriere Innovazione Launch Event

July 23, 2014 - Villa Favard

RCS & Corriere Fiorentino in collaboration with Polimoda announce the arrival in Tuscany of the magazine Corriere Innovazione. The launch and introduction event will be held at Villa Favard [...]

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Polimoda Q&A with Tim Blanks - Fashion Under[press]ure

Q&A with Tim Blanks

July 16, 2014 - Villa Favard

On 16 July at 11.00 a.m. the star of Polimoda Guest Lectures is Tim Blanks, a figure of international renown and one of the most influential journalists in the sector, who will open a Q&A, Questions and Answers session on the subject of Fashion Under [Press]ure. Editor-at-Large of Style.com, with his distinctive pungent and punchy style Tim Blanks doesn’t simply talk about fashion, he analyses it as a “cultural phenomenon” using different languages [...]

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Polimoda Fashion Design Course Final Collections

Fashion Design Course Final Collections

July 4, 2014

Once a week, every Friday, PolimodaMAG will host an in-depth article about every collection from Polimoda Show 2014 - June 17 at Villa Favard: un "Best Of" the latest undergraduate course in Fashion Design [...]

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Polimoda Show Official Video on YouTube

Polimoda Show Video

June 18, 2014

A five-minutes cut from Polimoda Show 2014, June 17th - Villa Favard: the "Best Of" Fashion Design final collections. Featuring Daniele dell'Anna, Michelle Yang & Claudia Susini collections. [...]

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Polimoda Fashion Design Course Final Collections

New Book by Danilo Venturi

June 17, 2014

The celebrations of Firenze Hometown of Fashion and Pitti Uomo will also be the ideal setting for the presentation of the book “Momenting the Memento” by Danilo Venturi, (a professor and coordinator for the Business and Communication area at Polimoda, as well as the author of Luxury Hackers) published by SKIRA and curated by Linda Loppa. [...]

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ASVOFF & Polimoda Video Contest per IFFTI

ASVOFF Video Contest

June 20, 2014

ASVOFF – A Shaded View On Fashion Film by Diane Pernet and Polimoda are launching an open video contest inspired to the 17th IFFTI 2015 Conference, "Momenting the Memento”, which will be held from 12 to 16 May 2015 in Florence. Participants shall submit, within 15 December 2014, a video clip (1-3 minutes) on one of the 6 key themes of the event, with the aim of sparking a reflection on contemporary fashion. [...]

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Christian Pellizzari for Giorgio Armani

Christian Pellizzari for Giorgio Armani

June 21-24 - Milan, Armani/Teatro

At the next edition of Milano Moda Uomo (the menswear fashion shows that will take place from June 21 to 24 at Milan Fashion Week), Giorgio Armani will host in the spaces of the Armani/Teatro the runway show of Christian Pellizzari, Polimoda former student and finalist of Who is on Next? Uomo 2013. Born in Treviso, Pellizzari is an alumn of the Vionnet team and launched his eponymous menswear line in 2011, adding a women’s range for Spring ’14. He studied in Florence and Paris and mixes tailoring and sportswear, daywear and eveningwear, elegant and laid-back style proposing a formula based on cross-contamination. [...]

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Polimoda Show 2014

Polimoda Show in Live Streaming

June 17, 2014 - Villa Favard

On June 17 2014 Villa Favard will be the fabulose location of the Polimoda Show. For the very first time, on the catwalk just the twenty best final collections of the graduating students in Fashion Design. A “best of” Polimoda talents, that will be available in live streaming on: Wowcracy, Vogue.it, A Shaded View On Fashion by Diane Pernet and e Designspeaking.com. [...]

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Polimoda Fitting Performance

Polimoda Fitting Performance

June 15, 2014 - Villa Favard

On June 15, Villa Favard will host the Fitting Performance: an "invasion" of  tableaux vivants to show in an original way the 80 collections of the graduating students in Fashion Design & Fashion Technology. [...]

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Fashion Culture Project - 3rd Edition

Fashion Culture Project

June 14, 2014 - White House, London

A rich list of Polimoda former students has been selected to participate to the III Edition of Fashion Culture Project, during the upcoming London Fashion Week. Fashion Culture Project will take place on the 14th of June 2014 at White House in London. Both of the past two editions of Fashion Culture event proved a great success [...]

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Erik Bjerkesjo per Del Toro - Cross Trainer

Erik Bjerkesjo for Del Toro

May 30, 2014

Polimoda former student and PolimodaTalent Erїk Bjerkesjö has teamed up with Miami footwear label Del Toro to create a unique Cross Trainer silhouette. Merging Erik’s fashion-forward aesthetics with Del Toro’s know-how in creating luxurious footwear, the Cross Trainer mixes the look of a deconstructed trainer with that of a Huarache sandal and features a premium suede base with leather strap and accents. [...]

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Casting For Polimoda Fitting Performance

May 29, 2014 - Scuderie Villa Favard

We are looking for the new faces of tomorrow’s fashion . Don't miss the next casting appointment for the Polimoda Fitting Performance 2014! On June 15, you could be among the protagonists of an exclusive fashion event. [...]

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Polimoda Street Casting

Street Casting For Fashion Show

May 22, 2014 - Rivalta Café, Florence

We are looking for the new faces of tomorrow’s fashion. Have you always dreamed of treading the catwalk wearing the latest trend creations? Do you think you have what it takes to make a career in the world of fashion? Do you want to experience the emotion of a day under the floodlights of a real fashion show? [...]

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Intervista a TRENDtank su PolimodaMAG

TRENDtank Interview

May 17, 2014

Linda Loppa interviews the five Polimoda former students (Jessica Smith – Editorial Specialist, Nancy Zamudio – Head of Communications, Kasia Łuczak – Creative Strategist, Bernina Chan – Planning Producer, Mylène Lemercier – Multimedia Designer), founders of TRENDtank, a brand new trend forecasting agency based in London. [...]

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Eleonora Bruno for Anna Dello Russo on Vogue Japan

Eleonora Bruno on Vogue Japan

May 10, 2014

Another amazing editorial involving Polimoda graduate Eleonora Bruno, who created a custom made feather crest for fashion editor Anna Dello Russo, featured on the Fashion Stories section of Vogue Japan / MAY14 Issue. Polish fashion model Magdalena Frackowiak posed as a primitive tribal princess for a shooting titled Ancient Songs of Praise [...]

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ANUK YOSEBASHVILI FINALIST ITS 2014

May 3, 2014

ITS (International Talent Support) 2014 finalists have been revealed yesterday, and we’re proud to find amongst them (ITS Accessories) Polimoda former student and graduate Anuk Yosebashvili. Anuk currently works as an assistant designer at Iris van Herpen. She studied at the Shenkar college of Engineering and Design, Israel, and graduated in 2013 with a Master Degree in Fashion Footwear and Accessories Design [...]

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Eleonora Bruno per Karl Lagerfeld su Harper's Bazaar

Eleonora Bruno for Karl Lagerfeld

April 28, 2014

One of Polimoda graduate Eleonora Bruno‘s custom headpieces has been selected for the fashion shooting Couture’s Flights of Fancy, the best of the new spring season on the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar. American model Lindsey Wixson posed for German creative and fashion giant photographer Karl Lagerfeld [...]

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Polimoda at Salone dello Studente

Polimoda at Salone dello Studente

April 10-11, 2014 - Stazione Leopolda, Florence

Polimoda participates at Salone dello Studente "Campus Orienta", the most significant event in Italy dedicated to the world university orientation, training and professional post-graduate and post-graduate degrees. We will be present at your disposal to give you all the information about the courses and master Polimoda and possible careers in the fashion industry. [...]

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Nadia + Zehra at Vancouver Fashion Week 2014

Nadia+Zehra at Vancouver Fashion Week

March 19-24, 2014 - Vancouver

Polimoda former students Nadia and Zehra Mustafa (now based in London) have been invited to present their collection at Vancouver Fashion Week, where they have set up a great out-of-the-box show to open the evening. The twins brought on the Canadian catwalk their fresh and expression art creative process with two collections [...]

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Polimoda Business Links

Business Links 2014

March 20-21, 2014 - Villa Favard

Polimoda invites Companies to Business Links, an event designed to foster the encounter between companies and young talents approaching the world of employment. In this third appointment, Villa Favard will play host to the graduating students of the Polimoda three-year and Master courses who will be at disposal over the course of the two-day event to introduce themselves and illustrate their work, curricula and portfolios. The companies may perform individual interviews with the profiles of interest for possible internships within their enterprises. [...]

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LVMH Panel of Experts feat. Linda Loppa

Linda Loppa at LVMH Prize

February 26-27, 2014 - Paris

Polimoda Director Linda Loppa is a member of the Committee consisting of 40 internationally-renowned experts from the world of fashion (including editors from prestigious publications, prize-winning photographers, heads of cultural institutions and industry executives), the so-called panel of experts for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize. [...]

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Breno Cintra Pugliesi shoes installation at Polimoda Fashion Week

Polimoda Fashion Week 2014

January 7-10, 2014 - Villa Favard

Launch of the fourth edition of the POLIMODATALENT project, scheduled to coincide with Pitti Uomo 85, which for the occasion is hosting the installation “Augmented Reality and New Perceptions”, created by Breno Cintra Pugliesi. Breno, the sole protagonist of this edition, will create a special multimedia installation, through which the visitor can see and perceive sensations from the virtual world. [...]

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Final Presentation & Graduation at Polimoda

Final Presentation of Master Programs

December 11-12, 2013 – Villa Favard

On December 11-12 Polimoda hosts the final event of its Master programs Fashion Trend Forecasting & Fashion Brand Management, starring graduating students. Fashion Trend Forecasting students will present their installations, parting from their own concept based on a trend; while Fashion Brand Management students will be showing their final project presentations and portfolios. [...]

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Polimoda Textile Day

Polimoda Textile Day

November 28, 2013 – Villa Favard

Polimoda launches a new initiative: POLIMODA DAY, a series of events designed to stimulate the debate on fashion culture. Each day will involve speakers, companies and Polimoda teachers and students. The subjects addressed will range over different topics: textiles | crafts | patterns | colours | writing | photography | illustration | sound | video. [...]

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Daria Zhiliaeva graduate collection

Daria Zhiliaeva in St. Petersburg

Daria Zhiliaeva, graduated in Fashion Design in June, won the contest Gallery Fashion Challenge in St. Petersburg. Among various awards, Daria will have the opportunity to do an internship at the company Sergei Bondarev, will have a publication in the magazine Time Out St. Peterburg, will realize a photo shooting and will show her collection in the great mall of the city. [...]

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Jui-Chen Hu collection

Jui-Chen Hu at RA Showroom in Paris

September 28 - October 2, 2013 – RA Showroom, Paris

Fresh on the scene, fashion designer Jui-Chen Hu, graduated from Polimoda in june, is already garnering attention in Paris, where she will be showing her Ying Yang Illusion collection at Ra Showroom during Paris Fashion Week SS 14. [...]

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Polimoda One.0.One New.Visions

One.0.One New.Visions

September 26, 2013 – Villa Favard 

The Master's Final Event One.0.One New.Visions presents 101 graduating students of International programs, from six different courses. The students of Fashion Design Advanced, Footwear & Bag Design and Fashion Styling will present their individual collection and portfolio. The students of Fashion Merchandising & Buying and Luxury Management will present their final project's oral presentation and, last but not least, the students of Fashion Communication will present their project and event organization. [...]

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Polimoda at The Italian Fashion Schools

The Italian Fashion Schools

September 18-23, 2013 – Padiglione Visconti, Milan

Polimoda protagonists of "The Italian Fashion Schools", a project of Vogue Italia and Vogue Talents produced in collaboration with Pitti Immagine, presented at the Padiglione Visconti in Milan. [...]

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Polimoda at Campaign for Wool

Polimoda for Campaign for Wool

September 10-16, 2013 – Department Store La Rinascente, Milan

Polimoda is collaborating with The Woolmark Company on the third edition of the “Campaign for Wool”, which is being presented in Italy for the first time. The Milan Wool Experience stars La Rinascente and the area in front of the historic department store. An artistic project, comprising video installations and stage sets, housed in the store windows and curated by Angelo Figus.  [...]

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Daniele Davitti - Immaculate Decay

Daniele Davitti in New York

September 5 - October 26, 2013 – Tazza Gallery, New York

Daniele Davitti, graduated from Polimoda and now lecturer in Design Department, will exhibit  his works at the Tazza Gallery in Chelsea, the epicenter of contemporary art in New York. The exhibition, entitled "Immaculate Decay", represents grotesque story, set between crumbling buildings, that have as protagonists strange creatures halfway between women, mummies and skeletons. The works are focused on the decline of our social and cultural scene, and the difficulties encountered by young creative into an overview in constant comparison with the past. [...]

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Torsten Hochstetter

Torstern Hochstetter & PUMA

Sportlifestyle company PUMA has appointed Torsten Hochstetter as Global Creative Director. Based in Herzogenaurach and Polimoda former student, Hochstetter will be responsible for designing, creating and developing the Sport Performance and Sport Lifestyle collections of the brand, touching on all product categories including footwear, apparel and accessories. Hochstetter will work hands-on with all PUMA respective design teams worldwide. [...]

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Omar Raschid, Polimoda graduated

Auggie Awards for Omar Raschid

The underground brand Gold by Omar Rashid, a former student of Polimoda, won the AuggieAwards, the international contest on augmented reality. Gold, in fact, was judged to be the brand with the best guerrilla marketing campaign for the greatest number of stickers placed around Florence. This has been possible thanks to an application that allows you to frame them and be able to gain access to augmented reality. [...]

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Polimoda The Bridge

The Bridge Project

February 23-25, 2013Padiglione Visconti, Milan

Two industrial venues open their doors to fashion and fashion education. Polimoda’s installation in Via Tortona builds a bridge between the past and the future (of fashion) between two locations and two institutions, two cities, countries, cultures and continents. The bridge between Milano and Florence is the starting point for debate, error and de-construction of the past to invent the road to the future. [...]

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Erik Bjerkesjo at Polimoda

Erik Bjerkesjo at Pitti #83

January 10, 2013 Villa Favard

On the occasion of Pitti Uomo #83, the first POLIMODATALENT Erїk Bjerkesjö is the protagonist of a site-specific performance at Villa Favard, where he will have the international premiere of his menswear FW 2013/14 collection. The New Performers project is proposed by the Fondazione Pitti Discovery to build opportunities for the new creative minds of design, and those who work in the fashion industry, combining it with other artistic and aesthetic experiences. [...]

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Eleonora Bruno, a Polimoda former student

Eleonora Bruno for H&M Design Award

Eleonora Bruno,visionary Florentine milliner born in 1987 and Polimoda former student who launched her independent project Ely B. by Eleonora Bruno), was one of the eight finalists of H&M Design Award 2013: the participants at the contest were able to create their own collection, which has marched during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm. [...]

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