Collection Design

We are Fashion Makers
Mentorship by Marco De Vincenzo

Take your fashion design game to the next level and beyond. You’re an original.

KEY INFORMATION

  • Level: Master
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Cost:28,000
  • Language: English
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Editions
January
Start:January 17th 2022
End:September 17th 2022

Mentor

Marco De Vincenzo
Marco De Vincenzo
Founder of Marco De Vincenzo and Leather Goods Head Designer at Fendi

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.

Overview

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.

Learning modules

  • Design
  • Atelier
  • Brand Management
  • Fashion Culture

Career opportunities

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.

Student work

The Exhibition Series | Collection Design Students Share Their Expertise

Master in Collection Design students presented the garments they created during their 9-month program, putting on display two looks from their collections for Polimoda People to embrace and enjoy. 

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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.

Featured image: Lorenzo, Piazza della Stazione - Postcards from Florence.

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