Ferruccio Ferragamo, President of Polimoda, is also the President of world renowned luxury house, Salvatore Ferragamo.
As the eldest son of the company’s founder, Mr Ferragamo has a personal understanding and knowledge of the international luxury industry, and oversees the running of the Institute.
After graduating in Fashion Design at Polimoda in collaboration with the London College of Fashion, Massimiliano Giornetti began his career in Haute Couture in Rome alongside designer and Polimoda alumnus Anton Giulio Grande, starting in the Men's division of Salvatore Ferragamo in July 2000 and subsequently taking over creative direction four years later. In 2010, he took on the Women's ready-to-wear collection, thus becoming the first Creative Director of Ferragamo and holding the role for sixteen years. Memorable moments include the first resort collection held at the residence of philanthropist and art collector Doris Duke and the 2013 fashion show at the Denon wing of the Louvre; the first time the French museum lent its space to a fashion show. In 2017, he also collaborated in the relaunch of the iconic Chinese luxury brand Shanghai Tang. He became Polimoda’s Head of Fashion Design Department in 2019 and was named Director of the school in February 2021.
Advisor of Strategy and Vision
Linda Loppa, Polimoda’s Advisor of Strategy and Vision, has over 40 years’ experience in the fashion industry, and over 25 specialized in education.
As the former Head of the Fashion Department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Ms Loppa guided Polimoda as its Director for 9 years, before taking on her current role as a strategy and vision advisor, helping to establish connections and promote the school’s reputation in the international fashion world.