Polimoda People During Pitti Uomo 96

The can't-miss list of 2019 events


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From the concrete wonderland of Manifattura Tabacchi to the Stazione Leopolda and Villa Favard, Polimoda People will be all over for the 96th edition of Pitti Uomo, giving the fashion world a fresh look at their talent and remarkable creations.


Supernature: Polimoda Fashion Show 2019
June 11th, 9:30pm, Manifattura Tabacchi

Situated in a hub of contemporary culture and future third location of Polimoda, the show will feature the 20 best menswear and womenswear collections by final-year undergraduate students in Fashion Design, offering students their industry debut in front of a diverse audience of fashion insiders, from journalists to companies and industry professionals, alongside an international jury who together will decide the Best Collection for 2019, during one of the most important international events for menswear. Probing the dualism between craftsmanship and technology, Polimoda’s graduation show is titled Supernature, a concept stemming from the Greek term techne, the personification of art, translated over the centuries as “ars,” “technique” and “know-how.” Designers today must delve into the many contradictions that define human nature, calling into question the instinct to transform nature into product, to craft beauty with the use of tools; through clothing, our students allow garb to mirror the primal, reflecting the never-ending contradictions between nature and technology, our past and future, science and art.
By invitation only. 

If I Could, Unless We: A Walk Through Manifattura Tabacchi
June 11th-14th, 9:30pm – 12am, Manifattura Tabacchi

Curated by Linda Loppa, Polimoda’s Advisor of Strategy and Vision, this project by Manifattura Tabacchi is not an exhibition, it is a challenge for our minds. By conversing with the Pitti Immagine concept, this installation will invite Florence into this concrete wonderland. With instants of fashion, art, sounds and looks, emotions will metamorphosis into dreams, allowing us to walk together and walk alone. We can –and must– do better.
Open to the public.

Footwear and Accessories Design Exhibition
June 11th, 9:30pm, Manifattura Tabacchi

Graduating students in Footwear and Accessories Design will present their final collections. The seriously beautiful leather goods and shoes will be displayed throughout the space, all handmade by these talented students. Some collections are experimental, others are artisanal; this exhibition is brimming with talent.
By invitation only. 

Graduation Show
June 12th, 10:30am, Manifattura Tabacchi

Following the Polimoda Fashion Show, graduating students in Fashion Design will present their final collections at Manifattura Tabacchi, sharing their creative genius with important guests. The collections are all handmade by these young talents, showing off their spectacular industry-ready works. To top it all off, hard-earned diplomas will be issued to students.
By invitation only. 

Startup Italian Open Summit Edition
June 12th, 10am to 4pm, Spazio Alcatraz, Stazione Leopolda

Over 30 Italian startups will share success stories and inspirational talks at this year’s Startup Italian Open Summit Edition. David Casalini, Paolo Barberbis and Marco Montemagno, alongside phenomenal guest speakers, will address the revolutionary world of Italian innovation; Danilo Venturi, Director of Polimoda, will be interviewed by Montemagno.
Guests must register for this event to secure entry.

June 14th, 4pm to 7pm, Villa Favard

L’Uomo Live – Designers, Executives, Media: Points of View on Menswear. In collaboration with Cairo Festival City Mall. Talks and cocktail.
By invitation only.

Polimoda Makers
June 14th, 9am to 3pm, Villa Vittoria, Limonaia – Palazzo dei Congressi

Students graduating in Fashion Technology will present the artisanal expertise they have learned and developed over the last few years at the spectacular Limonaia of Villa Vittoria. Presenting impressive garments, accessories and shoes for women and men, the incredible artistry of these students will be on full display, highlighting handmade replica pieces assembled throughout the course of their studies.
Open to the public. 

Graduate Business Presentations
Villa Favard
June 10th
June 13th