Student Life

Exclusive services designed for our students
Polimoda students have access to exclusive services, designed to ensure the best learning experience and maximum assistance during the course of their studies, including one of Europe’s most well-stocked libraries on the fashion and luxury industries.


MyPolimoda is an online platform for students and Polimoda teachers, which helps them create and manage their personal information, timetable, educational activities and to receive notices from the academic department.


Polimoda’s Library, Centro di Documentazione Matteo Lanzoni, houses the most significant collection of publications on the international fashion industry in Italy. This space serves as a primary source of information for inspiration to students, researchers and professionals.


In 1994, Polimoda inaugurated a centre for technology to meet the educational needs of students and to provide a reference point for companies and professionals in the fashion industry who want to use the CAD-CAM systems. Thanks to investment made to upgrade its infrastructure, today the Technology Centre is an excellent resource of new technology for the fashion industry. In 5 computer labs equipped with more than 120 graphic workstations, students can find both PC’s and Mac’s, as well as A4 and A3 scanners and graphic tablets. In addition to these applications, the classrooms are equipped with CAD software for garment design (Lectra and Gerber with digitiser dedicated A0) and software for footwear and accessories design (Elitron), as well as 3D modelling available for both PC and Mac Rhino. Here you are also able to follow the life cycle and fashion production chains from initial studies, to retail and marketing, as Polimoda was the first school in Italy to use the software Visual Retailing 4 for Visual Merchandising and Atelier98 for Retail Management. Adobe CC and Microsoft Office complete the suite of software available to students. The entire system is of course always connected to the internet.


To make your stay in Florence even more pleasant, Polimoda has drawn up special agreements with restaurants, bars, bookshops, fashion stores, gyms, fitness and wellness centres, as well as many other establishments around the premises of Villa Favard and the Design Lab.


Founds inside the historic grounds of Villa Favard and surrounded by green gardens and looking over the Arno river and hills of Florence, Polimoda Café offers high quality food and drink to Polimoda students. A nice spot for a break between classes and enjoy the international atmosphere of the Institute, this space gives a great opportunity to meet other Polimoda students and teachers.