Art Thou’s Emerging Designers to Watch in 2021

A New Generation of Talent

Art Thou’s Emerging Designers to Watch in 2021

A New Generation of Talent

Under the creative direction of Massimiliano Giornetti, Polimoda’s Final Graduation Show featured 150 looks by 27 emerging designers.

In front of Santa Maria Novella’s basilica, an audience of special guests—including locals and tourists from all over the world who stopped to see the show from the barricades—watched as a new fashion renaissance began during Polimoda’s Final Graduation Show.

For the very first time in Polimoda’s impressive 35-year history, top talents from all of the design area programs—not only fashion design graduates—participated in Art Thou. “Discovering and promoting talent and diversity has always been our aspiration. It’s about amplifying inclusivity and diversity. Art Thou (be yourself) summarizes all of this. With the creations of our best talents, we want to respect and encourage individuality. The claim of the ego to show itself for what it is. A post-modern reflection about the authenticity of the one. The choice of the self to determine its autonomy of judgment and its very personal freedom of expression,” explained Director Massimiliano Giornetti. 

Here are the 27 collections featured in Art Thou.


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Allegra Aglietti

Annagiulia Giannetti

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Bokyung Jo

Camilla Conti

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Chiara Cafissi

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Claire Tilroe

Daria Shkundina

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Domenico Orefice

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Glenn Charles Murphy

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Get to know Jianqing on Instagram


Get to know Lorenzo on Instagram


Get to know Lucrezia on Instagram


Get to know Machalen on Instagram


Get to know Maria Vittoria on Instagram

Marina Coppola

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Martina Giammillari

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Oluwafieyitimi Chukwueneka Majekodunmi

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Paulo Guilherme Mileu Soares

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Pietro Moretti

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Ugo Federico Ianaro

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Valerie Armas Plasencia

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William Morgan

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Yu Ning Hung

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Yulian Zhong

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Yuliya Rudenko

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Yun Xie

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