PolimodaPeople #15

Your voices are being heard

Welcome to our monthly foray into the lives and work of our #PolimodaPeople. Here you will find leads, inspirational interviews, award-winning projects, generated press and everything you need to know about our students and alumni’s achievements.

Nice to e-meet you, Vogue Talents


Manuel Calabrese during his Digital Portfolio Review


At the beginning of May, Vogue Italia hosted a Digital Portfolio Review for Undergraduate and Graduate fashion students. Current Polimoda students Ding Yi, Paulo Mileu, Nicolas Bollinger, Julian Cerro as well as 2019 graduate Manuel Calabrese were selected to participate in this unique online meeting, allowing young creatives to show the Vogue Talents team and Sara Sozzani Maino, Head of Vogue Talents and Deputy Editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, what they've been working on — and receive constructive feedback and tips. Their portfolios included a combination of their best work, from ideas they've imagined for other brands to visual diaries of endless inspiration or mood boards. #alwayssupporttalent

Imagine the future


The Polimoda students interviewed by nss magazine.

Nss magazine interviewed our students about how they're dealing with life during a pandemic. Students share the fears that haunt them, the changes to their everyday living and how they imagine the world after Covid-19. Their answers will move you. 

Professional balance with the Meiers


Luke and Lucie Meier, Co-Creative Directors of Jil Sander

Luke and Lucie Meier, the duo behind Jil Sander, were interviewed by Vogue. The husband-and-wife creative directors share their professional process, revealing how they make decisions and balance work as a couple in the fashion world. And they even mention meeting at Polimoda 19 years ago!

Pure Placebo


Cristian Profico's Placebo collection photographed
by Szilveszter Makó and modelled by Gustaf K at URBAN MANAGEMENT.

Second-year Fashion Design student Cristian Profico reveals exclusive images with Fucking Young! Online of his Placebo collection inspired by a modern Cagliostro and the historical concept of Freemasonry.

We believe what we're told


Brands are Andrea Grossi and Bjork Firenze. Photography by Mattia Holm. Creative direction by Kayla Wall, Davide Torchio and Diletta Fattori. Styling by Diletta Fattori. Set Design by Kayla Wall. 

Undergraduate in Fashion Art Direction students Kayla Wall, Davide Torchio and Diletta Fattori come from different backgrounds, but their vision is united by their peculiar take on society. The epic trio created a series of images featuring models covered in clay, interacting within each other and wearing pieces from alumnus Andrea Grossi and Bjork Firenze. 

Cover photo credits:
Creative direction by Kayla Wall / www.carrionwall.com / Instagram: @kaymcw
Davide Torchio / Instagram: @davidetorchiopolimoda
Diletta Fattori / Instagram: @sdidd
Photography by Mattia Holm / www.mattiaholm.com / Instagram: @mattiaholm
Styling by Diletta Fattori
Set Design by Kayla Wall
Models are
Evans Osaghae signed at Casting Firenze / Instagram: @evans_osaghae
Teresa Bellandi/ Instagram: @t.fortrouble
Gabriele Mocali/ Instagram: @gabrielemocali
Priscilla Melchionno/ Instagram: @pricilliamelchionno
Ginevra Contini/ Instagram: @gin_contini
Hair and makeup by Davide TorchioFashion

Brands are Andrea Grossi, Bjork Firenze.