Fashion Trend Forecasting

The Future is Now, The Future is You
Mentorship by Philip Fimmano

Effortlessly mix visual culture and look with academic preparation and instinct. Close your eyes and imagine a future where everything could be different. 


  • Level: Master
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Cost:28,000
  • Language: English
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Start:April 12th 2021
End:December 11th 2021


The Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting is an innovative program for sharp and intuitive minds. Welcome to the life of Trend Forecasters. This person is a master of the future who is constantly moving, researching and finding the golden thread between politics, economics, technology, art, music, and, of course, fashion. 

Trend Forecasters could be considered the fortune-tellers of fashion, arousing desire with new concepts of communication and product in an almost spiritual way.

The Master in Fashion Trend Forecasting dives into four main areas: Research, the analysis of data and phenomena; Link, the personal associations, inspirations and moods; Concept, the formulation of trends, counter-trends and sub-trends and Release, the application to product development, strategic marketing and communication purposes with presentation materials.

This intensive specialization program is run by resident teachers from the industry and includes international guest lecturers, workshops in Paris or London as well as field trips to the Pitti trade fairs in Florence and Milan Fashion Week. In collaboration with Li Edelkoort’s Trend Union, two main projects can be used as a high-quality personal portfolio. Internship opportunities are provided.

Lessons take place from April to December and amount to a total of 700 contact hours. There is the possibility of completing the program with an internship in a fashion company, leading to the overall obtainment of 80 credits. English language proficiency and attendance are required. Candidates 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.


Philip Fimmano
Philip Fimmano
Executive Director Curator at Trend Union / Studio Edelkoort

Philip Fimmano is a contemporary fashion and lifestyle specialist, and expert in trend forecasting. His work with Trend Union, one of the most renowned trend forecasting agencies founded by Li Edelkoort, Bloom magazine and strategic studies for many international brands, has led Fimmano to work in industries as varied as textiles, interiors, food, craft, luxury, travel and retail. He is the Director of the New York-based creative studio Edelkoort Inc., co-founder of Talking Textiles, exhibition curator and invited speaker at Musée du Quai Branly, Nordiska museet, Royal College of Art and five N.I.F.T. campuses across India.

Learning modules

  • Research - Contemporary Fashion
  • Link & Concept - Fashion Trend Forecasting
  • Release - Fashion Futures

Career opportunities

Graduates can become Trend Forecasters within a company, a magazine, an agency or a retail environment. This position requires an independent character, a multidisciplinary approach, the curiosity to process primary and secondary sources, the ability to present in public and the enthusiasm to be contemporary and continuously ahead of the market.


Discover our scholarship opportunities for the upcoming academic year. Download the regulations here.

The upcoming edition of this program will begin in April 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.

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