Polimoda is proud to offer a portfolio of courses in collaboration with other leading fashion institutes in Europe and around the world. These programs offer a superb opportunity to combine education with an international experience and cultural exchange.
Examples of some programs we have made with our partner universities can be seen below.
Polimoda and Osaka Bunka Fashion College in Japan have a longstanding partnership to promote educational exchanges between the students of both 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 draping 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.