Tell Me About You

Polimoda Fashion Show 2017

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Beyond traditional categories of people based on societal constructs, in the end there is always the human. Tell Me About You insists students do exactly this; express who they are with their clothes, to us and to themselves. Their tool is the garment - to communicate an identity, create a silent dialogue, and begin a story.

Danilo Venturi, Director of Polimoda
Tell Me About You

The Polimoda Fashion Show for 2017 will take place on June 15th on the occasion of the 92nd edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo. Villa Favard, the opulent 19th-century building located along the Arno river in the heart of Florence and headquarters of Polimoda, will host the best menswear and womenswear collections by final year students of the undergraduate course in Fashion Design.

Guided by Linda Loppa, Polimoda’s Advisor of Strategy and Vision and mentor to these students, this event will celebrate the completion of a four-year course of study. Moreover, it will be a moment to show to the world the work of young designers before a selected audience of fashion insiders including journalists, companies and industry professionals, alongside an international jury who together will decide the Best Collection for 2017.

The show’s director will be Piergiorgio Del Moro at DM Fashion Studio, the world-renowned casting director and member of the BOF 500.

The Polimoda Fashion Show 2017 is conducted with the support of Vogue Talents and Not Just a Label.


Composed of some of the most influential contemporary fashion figures, this jury will decide the Best Collection of 2017. The awarded student will then receive special support from the Institute in the academic year following.

  • Christiane Arp
    Editor-in chief, Vogue Germany
  • Simone Cipriani
    Head and Founder, Ethical Fashion Initiative
  • Fabrizio Fabbro
    Senior Vice President of Creative Operations, Burberry
  • David Fischer
    Founder and CEO, Highsnobiety
  • Simonetta Gianfelici
    Fashion Consultant and Talent Scout
  • Sara Kozlowski
    Director of Education & Professional Development, CFDA
  • Hirofumi Kurino
    Co-Founder & Senior Adviser for Creative Direction, United Arrows
  • Linda Loppa
    Advisor for Strategy and Vision, Polimoda
  • Michel Maffesoli
    Sociologist and Emeritus Professor, La Sorbonne
  • Sara Maino
    Senior Editor, Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents
  • Kanya Miki
    Associate Professor of the Faculty of Fashion Science, Bunka Fashion College
  • Diane Pernet
    Founder, ASVOFF
  • Gioconda Rafanelli and August Kaciuruba
    Photographers and Founders, Gioconda & August
  • Etienne Russo
    Founder, Villa Eugénie
  • Francois Schweitzer
    General Manager and Head of Business Development, Chalhoub Group Retail
  • Akiko Shinoda
    Director of International Affairs, Japanese Fashion Week
  • Riccardo Vannetti
    Tutorship Director, Pitti Immagine
  • Danilo Venturi
    Director, Polimoda
Sound Design

The sound design of the Show will be by DJ and producer Kim Ann Foxman. Over the last few years, Kim has become known across the world as an eclectic underground electronics artist, who also became a style icon after the success of the collective Hercules and Love Affair.

Kim Ann Foxman - portrait


Selected from the entire cohort of final year Fashion Design students, the following young designers will present their collections on the runway this year.

  • Claudia Genco, Italia
  • Yunjin Cho, Corea del Sud
  • Sofia Mollberg, Svezia
  • Shania Matthews, Regno Unito
  • Federico Cina, Italia
  • Xi Luo, Cina
  • Ilaria Tosti, Italia
  • Elizaveta Burtseva, Russia
  • Fabio Bigondi, Italia
  • Daisy Ramer, Italia / Regno Unito
  • Margherita Banti, Italia
  • Mirco Arena, Italia
  • Olga Vasyukova, Russia
  • Maximiliano Ruelas, Messico
  • Miranda Hochkoeppler, Italia
  • Laishu Lin, Cina
  • Max Anish Gowriah, Mauritius
  • Ning Yang, Cina
  • Peirong Jiang, Cina

Students at work - Design Lab

  • Creative Direction Danilo Venturi
  • Course Mentor Linda Loppa
  • Leading Teachers Luigi Giannetta, Mirna Moretti, Elisa Palomino
  • Set Design Daniela Corcio
  • Press & PR Headline Giornalisti
  • Production and Casting DM Fashion Studio
  • Sound Design Kim Ann Foxman
  • Scent Design Olfattorio
  • Conceria Alba Spa
  • Falco Pellami Spa
  • Lanificio Tessil Club
Social Media Live

The Polimoda Fashion Show 2017 will be published live via our Facebook page on June 15th from 7pm.

#PolimodaShow2017 #TellMeAboutYou


This event is by invitation only.
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