Polimoda reopens design labs

The new normal is here

Today, following a long-awaited confirmation from the Region of Tuscany, Polimoda officially reopens its fashion design workshops. 

Polimoda has been working persistently behind the scenes on the reopening of the school’s professional laboratories, temporarily suspended to use due to the closing of all schools in Italy following the Covid-19 emergency.

"This is great news as fashion schools also need their workshops. We haven't stopped. This period has allowed us to successfully experiment with distance learning, teaching more than 1000 hours per week on e-learning platforms and connecting with our students from all over the world. With the reopening of the laboratories, we will be able to resume practical lessons for our design courses, made of physicality and sensuality, processing, practice and the transmission of know-how. Our designers will finally be able to return to Florence and give life to their extraordinary creations,” states Director Danilo Venturi.

"Our designers will finally be able to return to Florence and give life to their extraordinary creations.” -Danilo Venturi

Priority will be given to final-year students, allowing them to work on their collections and prepare for the final presentations “that have been postponed, but will be organized as soon as we can because no virtual experience can replace the educational value of a fashion show for fashion students,” continues Venturi. This first phase, beginning June 15th, allows the reopening of the Design Lab and subsequently, based on student needs and attendance, of Manifattura Tabacchi. The Polimoda Library will also be opening its doors by appointment only.

The school will ensure all necessary safety measures and procedures provided for by law, such as spacing workstations, handing out masks and gloves, sanitizing the spaces and equipment and more. We will use all measures to ensure the health and safety of our students.

We can't wait to see you creating again. Let's face this new normal together. 

New applicants interested in visiting Villa Favard and meeting our Orientation Team are kindly asked to send an email to orientation@polimoda.com and schedule an appointment.