PolimodaPeople #13

From Taylor Swift to Ophelia to Rihanna

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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.

Lord of jewelry

In addition to creating his very own collection, Marco Panconesi is dreaming up jewelry for Rihanna’s new FENTY ready-to-wear line. From Givenchy to Balenciaga, the successful Florentine designer is making us proud, working with some of the biggest brands in fashion and consistently raising the bar.


Uncover his world on vogue.com

As good as a chorus

From Daisy Ridley to Naomi Watts, award-winning Fashion Archeologist Massimo Cantini Parrini designed breathtaking costumes for a celestial cast of actors starring in the much-anticipated film Ophelia. The brilliant creative habitually tells a story through his work, implementing femininity while emphasizing powerful female personalities.

Ophelia - Massimo Cantini Parrini

Read the interview with Vogue

You’ll never find another like me

The new Taylor Swift era is upon us and Giancarlo Bello’s Swiss clothing and accessories brand Amorphose just made history. The Italian fashion designer’s silk ruffled top was worn by the one and only Taylor Swift in her new 2019 music video “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco. The delicate sophistication of his work has already been viewed 220 million times on YouTube, displaying his worldly talent to an international audience.

Taylor Swift - ME! (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco)

Watch the colorful video on YouTube

Parallel thinking

Abigail Rands took an alternative route following her Polimoda days. From relaunching a small boutique hotel to working in distribution and marketing for her father’s wine distribution company, the young mastermind is fearless, exploring new waters while using a successful multifaceted approach in her numerous business projects. 

Discover her career change on BoF 

Selfless, stubborn, dreamer

Federico Cina is sending heat waves our way. The Cesena-born designer is a chosen finalist for Altamoda and Vogue Italia’s Who Is On Next 2019. This project brings to light Italy’s brightest young talent in Italy, exploring craftsmanship in an upscale landscape. Learn about the brand new world he’s created for himself and what he learned at Polimoda.

Federico Cina

More about Federico Cina on Vogue.it (Italian)


A close-cut selection of flash updates.

  • Pakistani designer Ammara Khan is the definition of sophistication, selected as one of the 10 Best Pakistani Designers Online Boutique;
  • Kim Tiziana Rottmüller is featured in Vanity Fair and Vogue with her new collection Bittersweet;
  • Alumnus Harry Lee launched the fall-winter 2019-2020 collection of his brand Yange Official