If you’re looking to talk fashion with the best in the business, seize the chance of spending time with Polimoda’s Strategy and Vision Advisor Linda Loppa.
Her 40 years of experience in the industry have earned her a place in the Business of Fashion’s 500 Hall of Fame, with strong connections to the revolutionary “Antwerp Six” collective and a list of alumni that includes fashion game-changers the likes of Raf Simons, Demna Gvasalia, Veronique Branquinho and Haider Ackermann. Ms Loppa is the go-to person for those who wish to define their goals, improve their skills and prove their strong suit.
Through this one-to-one mentoring session, Linda Loppa will provide quality education and know-how to a select number of people.
You can choose between three main subject areas:
The portfolio is an essential tool for professional development, especially when it comes to the world of fashion. It is not only a way of showcasing past works: it is also a potential business card, an opportunity to offer an exploded view of our professional activity and, last but not least, a precious gateway towards establishing new relationships with other professionals in the sector. With Linda’s support and long-standing fashion world expertise, in just one day you will be able to define what it takes to outline and create a successful portfolio for a young brand and a young designer.
Test the boundaries of your imagination and sow the seeds of creativity under the guidance of a true expert. Dare to try out different approaches and take hold of the tools necessary for your ideas to develop and thrive. Learn how to challenge yourself and your skills on a daily basis in order to find out what works best for you, boost productivity and nurture your ideas.
Art, by definition, is what is recognized as such through the contemplation of the observer. It has always been this way; ever since the first cave paintings. However, some artistic expressions were born with completely different purposes. That’s what Fashion is. And that’s what Linda Loppa can offer you, an experience through art and fashion. One aims at immortality while the other changes with the seasons, but both are obviously linked to an underlying commercial logic.
Linda Loppa has over 40 years’ experience in the fashion industry, and over 25 specialised in education. After landing prestigious roles such as the Head of the Fashion Department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, first-ever director of the Museum of Fashion in Antwerp and founder of the Flanders Fashion Institute; Ms Loppa guided Polimoda as its Director for 9 years. She has mentored fashion trailblazers the likes of Martin Margiela, Raf Simons and Dries Van Noten. In her current role as Advisor Strategy & Vision based in Paris, she establishes connections and collects insight from the greater industry for the school.