Polimoda People during Pitti

The full list of events and presentations for 2018


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From the resurrected Manifattura Tabacchi to the Stazione Leopolda and Pitti Uomo at the Fortezza da Basso, Polimoda People will be everywhere next week, giving the fashion world a fresh look at their talent and remarkable creations.

At Pitti Uomo 94

Herno Future
June 12th to 14th, 6:30-9pm at Stazione Leopolda

Open to the public

During Pitti Uomo 94, luxury outerwear company Herno will celebrate its 70th anniversary with L.I.B.R.A.R.Y., an installation inside Florence’s Stazione Leopolda. For the occasion, Polimoda Fashion Design, Fashion Technology, Fashion Art Direction and Business of Fashion students will exhibit an outerwear prototype, video and advertising campaign selected as part of Herno Future, a didactic project dedicated to the future of the company. The event will additionally feature Laboratorio H, a live tailoring workshop where six Herno tailors and Polimoda Fashion Technology students will reproduce the garment prototypes of the three winning teams before a live audience.

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Theorem[a] Preview
June 12th, 11pm-12am at Manifattura Tabacchi

By invitation only following the Polimoda Fashion Show 2018

Man of many hats Filep Motwary releases his latest book ideated by Polimoda: THEOREM[A]: The Body, Emotion + Politics in Fashion, published by Skira Editore. Composed of a series of interviews with select contemporary fashion extraordinaires, the book investigates the dressed body as a political statement, exploring the linked trilogy of the mind, body and politics. A special preview and cocktail event will take place following the Polimoda Fashion Show 2018: Separate Collection in Florence’s Manifattura Tabacchi.

Follow the Tribe
June 13th, 5:30-10pm at Hotel Garibaldi Blu

Open to the public

Giacomo Nasi is the winner of Follow the Tribe, a capsule collection contest by Italian denim brand Rifle on the occasion of its 60th anniversary. Giacomo’s six-piece capsule was selected for production, awarding the young talent to participate in various stages of development and implementation, including meeting with Rifle’s style and merchandising office and selecting fabrics and materials. Don’t miss Giacomo’s incredibly made garments on preview at the Hotel Garibaldi Blu.

Cuoio di Toscana
June 13th, 5-9pm at P.O.P. Arena, Fortezza da Basso

Open to the public

Graduating students in Footwear and Accessories Design will present their final collections during #Leathersolerocks party, a special lounge bar and leather experience in the Fortezza da Basso. Check out the seriously beautiful leather goods and shoes for men and women, all handmade by these talented students and flanked by a live musical performance.

Bonaveri, A Fan of Pucci
June 12th to 14th, 10:30am-8pm; June 15th, 10:30am-6pm at Palazzo Pucci

By invitation only

This year at Pitti Immagine Uomo 94, seven Fashion Technology students join famed maison Emilio Pucci in its innovative approach to addressing fashion at Bonaveri, A Fan of Pucci, created in partnership with mannequin pioneer Bonaveri. For the occasion, a visual journey that explores Pucci’s historic codes through different thematic elements, Polimoda students will replicate the brand’s precollection on mini mannequins with the support of a Pucci tailor.

June 13th, 6pm at Galleria Poggiali

Open to the public

Entrepreneur and Polimoda Business of Fashion student Tommaso Albini, together with Leonardo Vecci Innocenti, is the design mind behind the DESCRUDES Spring/Summer 2019 Collection, a brand launched in 2017 by Vecci Innocenti. Born from the deconstruction of elements through the study of punk and African American cultures, DESCRUDES returns to explore the etymological meaning of its name in the SS19 collection, combining a passion for innovation with handmade, transformable garments made of 100% Italian natural fibers. Located in the Galleria Poggiali, guests will stand in a space surrounded by artworks selected specifically by the gallery owner, embodying the fusion of fashion and art.

FLorange Fashion Event
June 14th, 7-9pm at J.K. Place

By invitation only

Undergraduate Fashion Design student Martina Bonci will showcase her brilliant menswear collection at the 3rd edition of the exclusive networking FLorange Fashion Event, an evening in collaboration with the Dutch fashion labels at Pitti Uomo. The Ambassador of The Netherlands Joep Wijnands will guide the event, a star-studded affair set to take place in the heart of Florence.

Polimoda Makers
June 15th, 10:30am-4pm at Villa Vittoria, Limonaia – Palazzo dei Congressi

Open to family and friends from 2:30 to 4pm

Students graduating in Fashion Technology and Fashion Accessories Design will present the technical finesse they have learned and developed over the last few years at the Limonaia of Villa Vittoria. Check out the incredible artistry of these students, presenting select garments, accessories and shoes for men and women, all handmade throughout the course of their studies.

Special thanks goes to: Lectra, Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel and Cuoio di Toscana.


Fashion Design Performance
June 14th, 4-7pm at Villa Favard, ground floor

Open to the public

Following the Polimoda Fashion Show, 26 students graduating in Fashion Design will present their creative talent throughout the Villa in live installations of their impressive work. Check out the captivating concepts that were translated into fully developed collections – sure to wow.

Graduate Business Presentations
June 11th, Villa Favard, scuderie
Graduation Party
June 12th, 12:30-5am, Club 21

Tropical Animals hosts this year’s Polimoda Graduation Party, a moment to celebrate the years of hard work of Polimoda students completing their studies. Time to have fun!