The innovative Junior Summer Camp offers a unique opportunity for young people to discover and explore their creative talent and potential through the exciting medium of fashion.
The 2023 program will center on Costume Design, enabling every participant to unleash their imagination and uncover their creative identity.
The course will guide students through a two-step process. The first step is focused on research and idea development. Students will draw inspiration from various sources such as folklore, legends, contemporary culture, history or their own imagination, and will learn how to develop their ideas by utilizing the extensive resources available at the Polimoda library. They will then express their ideas through drawings or collages.
The second step involves experimenting with shapes, draping, decoration and detailing. During the fabrication phase, participants will have access to all the necessary materials, mannequins and technical support needed to bring their ideas to life. To complete the costume design, each student will also create headpieces and other accessories.
Finally, on the last day of the course, students will have the opportunity to showcase their creations through a special performance.
The program consists of lectures and workshops focused on various aspects of fashion and is taught by experienced teachers and specialized educators with a deep understanding of children’s training courses. Our well-balanced teacher-to-participant ratio ensures that each child receives individual attention and support, enabling us to meet their unique needs throughout the program.
Partners share tools, guidance, insight and resources with students throughout their program. They play an important role in the professional lives of young students.
OTB Foundation is the non-profit organization of the OTB group, the international fashion group founded by entrepreneur Renzo Rosso, which includes the brands Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Viktor & Rolf, Jil Sander, Amiri and the companies Staff International and Brave Kid. The OTB Foundation has been operating since 2008 with hundreds of social development projects around the world.
Who it's for
This course is aimed at young people willing to express their creativity through the language of fashion.
At the end of this course students will produce a collection of drawings, collages, drapings and decoration experiments, final headpieces and other fashion accessories.
The Junior Summer Camp is an engaging and fun-filled program that runs for five full days, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.
The daily activities are as follows:
- From 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., there is a warm welcome for all participants.
- The Fashion Workshop, Creative Arts & Play sessions, and Snack breaks will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Lunch at Polimoda will be served from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., where children will have the opportunity to socialize and recharge for the afternoon activities.
- The afternoon session will resume from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., featuring more Fashion Workshop, Creative Arts & Play sessions.
- Finally, the day will conclude with a Snack break and end-of-day activities from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Application requirements are:
- English or Italian language proficiency
- 10–13 years old
Age exceptions will be made only for students who have participated in at least one of the previous Junior Summer Camps.