At the beginning of the month, Polimoda students immersed themselves in creativity at renowned international leather fair Lineapelle 97. From bag and footwear design to merchandising and photography, stunning projects created by our very own PolimodaPeople were on display for industry leaders and the public to enjoy and rave about.
In collaboration with Lineapelle, these applied projects with companies and institutions in the sector are all part of our hands-on teaching methodology, allowing students extraordinary opportunities to put into practice what they have learned and experience professional reality and field experience.
The best collections from the students of the Master in Shoe Design in partnership with Salvatore Ferragamo and of the Master in Bag Design in partnership with Valentino were exhibited in an area dedicated to emerging talent from the best Italian fashion schools. A Polimoda team of lecturers, coordinated by the new Head of Fashion Design Department Massimiliano Giornetti, selected the most deserving projects among those presented at the end of their studies to exhibit at Lineapelle in the Creativity Can’t Be Contained corner.
“Lately, fashion has flattened a lot. There is a need for a new creative wave in clothing and accessories,” underlines Polimoda Director Danilo Venturi.“As a fashion school among the top ten in the world, we are responsible for preparing young people for the professional world that awaits them. This is why we put a top-level creative director like Massimiliano Giornetti at the head of the design department. Lineapelle is the first public exhibition of this new direction and we want to give a strong and instant signal: Creativity can’t be contained!”
Participants included bag designers Cristina Maximciuc (Romania) with the collection “ADAPTNATION” and Eve Lu (Taiwan) with “5 TEMI” as well as shoe designers Tara Lombergar (Slovenia) with the collection “SENSATIONS” and Cooper Wall (USA) with “pedestrian performance.”
Furthermore, Lineapelle and Polimoda students also collaborated on photographic documentation of the Lineapelle Phototelling show. Four final-year Undergraduate in Fashion Art Direction students – Tommaso Bruno, Agatha Eliseeva, Gaia Giomarelli and Beatrice Vesprini – set down the moment in black and white with impressive photos published by Lineapelle on their communication channels, from their website to their social networks as well as in magazine La Conceria.
We are also happy to announce a new Merchandising Collection project composed of seven merchandising products for the next edition of Lineapelle involving students from our Undergraduate courses in Fashion Marketing & Communications, Fashion Product Management, Leather Technology and Fashion Design Management.
See you next time, Lineapelle!
All photography credits go to Tommaso Bruno, an Undergraduate in Fashion Art Direction student who brought his vision to Lineapelle, photographing his peers at the biyearly event.