We Welcomed Students Back to Florence
Seven nights before the first day of school, a countdown appeared at sunset on Villa Favard's facade, welcoming our students to Florence and reminding the city we love that Polimoda People are back in town and ready to safely begin the academic year.
Remember the back to school countdown here
"Our students are at the heart of everything we do. We wanted to acknowledge them by personally welcoming each and every student by name."
We Found Out The Truth About Fashion
"The Truth About Fashion" was a unique, collaborative and educational project designed to create space for student voices. We came together to understand fashion beyond stereotypes and the simplification of the media.
Discover The Truth About Fashion here
We Shared Inspirational Letters About The Future
To keep spirits high and creativity strong, Polimoda asked its community of fashion industry experts to write about the future during lockdown.
Read Danilo Venturi's letter to the future here
"Let’s rediscover smells, flavors, colors and the touch that shapes the matter to give life to new creations."-Danilo Venturi
We Curated a List of Virtual Fashion Resources
Polimoda Library staff compiled a list of free online fashion resources for our students. From Vogue Italia's archive to the MET's digital collection, we shared our curated list of virtual libraries, magazines, collections, databases and more.
Check out our virtual fashion resources here
We Launched Polimoda Coaching: Open Education for Fashion Talents
Polimoda announced the new Coaching program with Linda Loppa, one of the most important figures in international education. We are committed to helping talents with drive and passion reach their goals by providing inspirational mentorship on the journey to success.
Read more here
We Sent an Open Letter to The Student Community
Taking sides against any form of racism, be it of gender, race or religion, subtle or manifest, spotted by the media, or remained unheard.
Read the letter here
We Turned Villa Favard Into a Magic Lantern for (P)review
On the night of September 2nd, Polimoda opened its lungarno gates to welcome guests into an enchanted Villa Favard for an installation of new perspectives and illuminated details curated by Linda Loppa and Massimiliano Giornetti.
Take a look back at the event here
We Zoomed with Rick Owens
Polimoda Duets, a series of documentary interview videos involving some of the most outstanding cultural figures of our time, featured Paris-based iconoclast Rick Owens, founder and creative director at Rick Owens.
Watch Rick Owens' Duet here
"A lot of people have great ideas, but to get it executed with the right touch [is what makes the difference]. Just in the way hymns are finished, there are so many decisions and so many elements that can go wrong. The way linings are put in, the way a piece of clothing feels. And then, getting it into the right store at the right time on time at the right price, there are so many variables. It’s magic when all of that comes together and it kind of works. And that’s why it’s so compelling — because it’s magic." -Rick Owens
One of Our Students Designed The First-Ever Polimoda Instagram Filter
Grigorii Liubachev, third-year Undergraduate in Leather Technology student, created and shared the popular Polimask filter following an improvised and moonlit creativity session with his younger sister Varya.
Read about how it happened here
We Visited The Makers of Tomorrow
It's 10am on a Friday. Florence air is buzzing with it's-almost-the-weekend energy and the cherished black Polimoda totes sprinkle through toasty tram carriages heading towards Scandicci, a cozy municipality southwest of Florence situated in the authentic hands of Made in Italy production.
Meet the makers here
"Anyone who has ever felt a little different dreams about this kind of reckless acceptance."
We Launched Best Jobs in The World
Newly developed intensive video lessons were created to engage with anyone who is curious about the fashion industry and wants to find out more.
Watch the series here
"It is a gift we are pleased to give to our 2300 students, a group of young people from 70 different countries, hyper-connected and looking for a real future. Therefore, it is also a gift we give to Florence, allowing our city to give life to a new Renaissance in which familiarity with technology, education and creativity may become the new currency for trade." -Director Danilo Venturi
And Last But Not Least, We Opened Manifattura Tabacchi
The doors of the clock building at Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence opened to Polimoda students.The third Polimoda location spreads over 6700 square meters and four levels, in addition to a basement and a 360° panoramic terrace overlooking Florence.
Check out Polimoda's third location here