From the executive team to the faculty, the institute is led by qualified and expert figures with exceptional professional backgrounds that are widely respected all over the world.
An outstanding team committed to supporting the learning and growth of the students, aided by the contribution of the Members’ Assembly and the Board of Directors, which gather together representatives of local bodies and institutions, as well as important figures from the fashion industry.
Ferruccio Ferragamo has been President of Polimoda since 2006. Now chairman of Ferragamo Finanziaria, having led Salvatore Ferragamo for many years, he is an enlightened entrepreneur and an ambassador of Made in Italy across the world.
In these years his in-depth knowledge of the international luxury industry, together with the commitment and support of his work group, have enabled him to increase the size, prestige and authoritativeness of the institute, making it one of the most important centers of excellence for fashion in Italy and the world.
World-renowned creative director with over 20 years of experience in the sector and already Head of the Fashion Design Department at Polimoda since July 2019, Massimiliano Giornetti became director of Polimoda in February 2021.
A former Polimoda student, his numerous career milestones include over 16 years as creative director of the Salvatore Ferragamo brand where he was responsible for various successful collections and memorable fashion shows. He also contributed to the relaunch of iconic Chinese luxury brand Shanghai Tang, redefining its aesthetic and values, and has received numerous international prizes and awards during his career.
Strategy and Vision Advisor
With 50 years of experience in fashion, including 25 dedicated to training, Linda Loppa is one of the most prominent figures in fashion education, as underlined by the Hall of Fame of The Business of Fashion which in 2015 named her as one of the most influential people in the sector.
Having directed Polimoda for 9 years, today Linda Loppa is Strategy and Vision Advisor, a role that sees her collaborate to create new projects and promote the institute’s activities around the world.
The Polimoda lecturers are well-respected professionals from the fashion industry who are dedicated to passionately transmitting their knowledge and experience in order to provide students with relevant training in keeping with the latest trends in the sector and study programmes that help them to fulfill their creative and professional potential.