To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Polimoda, the Palazzo Strozzi will host the annual Fashion Show, presenting the collections by the best Fashion Design students from the 3rd year class. On this occasion, an international jury will attend and decide the winner of Best Collection for 2016, and the event will be live streamed on the renowned emerging designer platform, Not Just a Label.
This press conference open to the public, will serve to launch an innovative project transforming creative ideas into fully-fledged businesses. The new Masters Course, Fashion Enterprise, and the YourselFashion start-up incubator, aim to give all the resources necessary to build, develop and produce a pioneering fashion company.
A full day dedicated annually to connecting companies with young talent. A strict selection process ensures the right matches are made, requiring businesses to register and be accepted to participate, and likewise graduating students from both business and design courses are individually chosen based on their skills and readiness to join the industry.
The final presentation of the projects by Masters students in Fashion Brand Management, which, after months of intense effort and scrutiny, will provide new directions for current brands. By analysing how the most significant qualities of a brand affect the subconscious, these are then shaped, preserved, renewed and communicated by the managers of the future.
Polimoda is proud to welcome Floriane de Saint Pierre, one of the most powerful headhunters for global brands and founder of Floriane de Saint-Pierre et Associés, to Villa Favard where she will meet with a selection of alumni across both areas of design and business.
Guram Gvasalia is the CEO of the incredibly successful brand, Vetements. In this one-time event, Mr Gvasalia will come to Polimoda for special Q&A, to reveal how he and his brother Demna Gvasalia created a new approach for fashion where nothing ever goes on sale.
The ability to craft a perfect garment with technical expertise is one of the most sought-after skills in fashion today. This live presentation will show exactly this, with the work by the graduating students of Fashion Technology.
This one-time event with the Worldwide Communications Director of Christian Dior Couture, Olivier Bialobos, will be open to anyone wanting to learn about the vital messages of this luxury house, and how these create, confirm and transmit Dior’s enduring identity.