- Level: Master
- Duration: 9 months
- Cost: € 28,000
- Language: English
Marco De Vincenzo
Marco de Vincenzo was born in Messina and at eighteen, Marco moved to Rome to study fashion at the Istituto Europeo del Design. At twenty-one, the designer joined the creative offices of Fendi where he currently holds the position of Leather goods Head Designer. In 2009, he launched his eponymous label. That same year, Marco won the competition “Who Is On Next” organized by Vogue Italia. In 2014, LVMH signed a partnership with Marco leading to international growth for the brand. Today, Marco de Vincenzo is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative and interesting voices in fashion, made in Italy. What distinguishes Marco’s work is his innate tendency for contradiction, which leads him to experiment and research innovation in every collection.
The Master in Collection Design is a constructive program created to develop Fashion Designers who master technical skills and are capable of producing a sure-fire collection that is fully fashioned, well finished and merchandisable.
The collection will be ready for industrialization in either classic, casual, street, or other categories and presented in an original way to show the ultimate expression of a brief.
This program is composed of three main didactic areas: Craft, the acquisition of cultural and technical skills; Design, the research and conception of a collection and Development, the creation, fashioning and finishing of the garments. The final presentation consists in the exhibition of a personal portfolio and public performance of a collection.
This intensive specialization program is run by resident teachers from the industry and international guests. It features field trips to production sites, workshops in tailoring techniques, draping, pattern making and printing, constant teamwork with master artisans and a special applied project with an external company as well as internship opportunities.
Lessons take place from January to September and amount to a total of 700 contact hours. There is the possibility of completing the program with an internship at a fashion company, leading to the overall obtainment of 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates with work experience or relevant studies in fashion and related fields are eligible and selected after the admission process.
Upon completion of the Master, students will be automatically given the possibility to partake in the Polimoda Talent program.
- Craft - Contemporary Fashion
- Design - Fashion Collection Design
- Development - Fashion Collection Development
The career of a Collection Design Specialist requires a broad set of competencies, from translating contemporary culture and trend references into winning product lines to following every working stage —idea to delivery— with determination.
The upcoming edition of this program will begin in January 2021. Polimoda will continue monitoring the Italian government’s safety advice and update its procedures as requirements change. Due to Covid 19, field trips and visits that cannot be done safely will be postponed and/or cancelled. If the conditions do not allow an experience on campus, we are prepared and committed to moving courses online until we are able to welcome our students at school.
Watch Massimiliano Giornetti, Polimoda's Head of Fashion Design Department, share his secrets about being a successful Fashion Designer in the 1st episode of Best Jobs in the World – Stories from the Fashion Industry, a series of open-access video lessons taught by leading fashion industry experts.