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 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 a one-month summer course for 2017, Fashion Trend Forecasting and Styling, where the first half of the 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.
Polimoda and Parsons Paris – The New School have partnered to offer a new course in the framework of API Study Abroad Summer Programs. Students will have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from some of the best fashion and design minds in the world through an itinerant study program between European fashion capitals Paris and Florence. For 2017, Polimoda and Parsons Paris propose a one-month Summer Program in Luxury Design Management – Luxury Matters, where the first half of the course takes place in Paris’s historic 1st arrondissement to then move over to Villa Favard, Polimoda’s Florentine headquarters.
Luxury Design Management is a specialized summer course on the essence, the heritage and the organization of high-end industries. It focuses on the strategic development of French and Italian leading luxury sectors and provides an interdisciplinary understanding of their processes and specificities at the crossroads of design innovation, business and culture. In Paris, special focus is put on Haute Couture and the relation between French fashion heritage, local crafts, creativity and strategic management. These topics are examined more closely in Italy through the exploration of the strong tradition of Florentine craftsmanship, the production of high-end leather accessories and the Made in Italy brand.