Polimoda has a range of courses conducted in collaboration with other leading fashion institutes in Europe and around the world. These programs offer a unique opportunity to combine education with an international experience and cultural exchange.
Polimoda and Central Saint Martins – University of The Arts London – Short Courses have partnered for the Dual City Summer Courses project. This collaboration offers a range of short courses that combine education with the excitement of visiting two capital cities of Fashion, and two of the top international centres of fashion studies. Polimoda and Central Saint Martins Short Courses propose two one-month summer courses for 2017, Fashion Trend Forecasting and Styling, and Fashion Accessories Design, where the first half of each course takes place in London and then moves over to Florence.
A professional stylist’s role goes far beyond the simple decision of an outfit. These professionals source garments, book models, plan looks and narratives, adapt to their audience and the media to produce the final images. This course takes you through the skills required to become a stylist and gives you an opportunity to work on your own shoot, so you come away with images to make your portfolio stand out from the crowd. In London the emphasis is on styling, whilst in Florence you’ll learn about the importance of trend forecasting a stylist’s work.
Experience accessories design from the heritage of leather craftsmanship through to cutting-edge jewellery made with the latest technology. During this course, you will be guided through every step of the process of making a contemporary leather bag and a piece of 3D printed jewellery, including how to generate an idea and the design development in London, and the making of a unique piece with skill and creativity in Florence.
Polimoda and Osaka Bunka Fashion College have a longstanding partnership to promote educational exchanges between the students of the two institutions. This program allows students to understand different approaches to learning and making, as well as invaluable cultural immersion.
Each year the international exchange project involves one Polimoda graduate from Fashion Design and a designer from Osaka Bunka Fashion College. They each engage in a period of
study abroad for research, cultural understand and to find ideas and creative concepts for their collections, and then participate in the final fashion show of the other institution.
For visiting students from Bunka Fashion College, this course is dedicated to the exploration and analysis of form, volume and silhouette. Starting in June, the program includes the study of historical and contemporary volumes, the presentation of a concept for the core inspiration of a collection, and a study of drape in one of the collection elements.
For visiting students from Bunka Fashion College, this week-long course is dedicated to the preparation of a collection, from an introduction to a methodology of research and development of themes and ideas in garments. The program starts in September and includes how to research and then develop a concept, and the steps from concept to design, and to collection planning, and eventually how to make a full creative collection.
The collaboration between Polimoda and Tongji University, one of the most prestigious universities of China, is targeted to join our educational programs. The students involved in Tongji University’s Florence Campus Project engage three times per year in the following modules:
The programs are defined for each edition and include classes including: Contemporary Fashion, Fabric Styling, Fashion Consumer Behaviour, Creative Processes in Draping, Fashion Styling, Graphic Design, Creative Processes in Visual Communication, Communication Management, Contemporary Design, and Professional English.