Polimoda’s Eternal Commitment: One of the Best Fashion Schools in the World 2019

BoF Global Fashion School Assessment Highlights Connections with the Industry and Placement Rate, Confirming Long-Term Value


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Polimoda leads The Business of Fashion global assessment once again in 2019, maintaining its reputation as one of the best fashion schools in the world since the inaugural report of 2015.

This year, the 2019 BoF analysis is shaking up the system; for the first time ever, schools are divided into three key disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels: Fashion Art Direction and Communications, Fashion Design and Fashion Business and Management.

Polimoda makes a hard-hitting appearance in every featured category, awarded with excellence in all key areas: best overall, best in global influence, best in learning experience and best in long-term value. In fact, the fashion institute was recognized as best in long-term value (evaluating the students’ preparedness for the real world, based on student progression rates provided by the schools, assessing student satisfaction around employment, career preparedness and accessibility of alumni) in all six categories, further demonstrating that Polimoda consistently bridges the gap between education and industry.

The Business of Fashion states, “At Polimoda in Florence, Italy, company-driven projects stood out amongst the students and alumni we surveyed. The university provides opportunities for students to visit companies and begin building up their network while studying.” Throughout the year, the school not only delivered in the form of epic collaborations with the industry – from editorial to fashion brand giants – but also witnessed a 91% placement rate for over 2300 students from 70 countries worldwide.

This cardinal recognition reaffirms Polimoda’s enhanced vocation. Professional realities are paramount for our students and our vast industry connections help us give them a deep understanding of the ever-changing fashion world. Our purpose is systematically cultural and educational, growing with the fashion world and allowing young creatives to become what they are. 

Danilo Venturi


Result of an in-depth survey conducted among 13,500 students and alumni from various schools, The Business of Fashion assessed a total of 138 programs at 66 institutions in 23 countries, using 30 distinct data points. Feedback was also offered by HR professionals, global fashion influencers, academics and the BoF Education Council, a group of 12 noted experts from fashion education and industry.