PolimodaPeople #14

Virtual Emotion

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.

There's no place like home

Federico Cina's new collection. Photo by Alessandra Francesca Coppola

Alumnus Federico Cina has been all over the world, but his inspiration comes from the simplicity of the small town he calls home, in the heart of Emilia Romagna. The grass isn't always greener on the other side.

Make it comfortable

Frederikkle Schmidt working on a pair of high heels

Danish designer and Polimoda fashion design alumna Frederikke Schmidt, CEO and founder of Roccamore, talks about the business of comfortable high heels with Forbes. “As long as you understand how to present a shoe and make it comfortable, people will keep on buying” says Schmidt.

A sustainable revolution

Id.Eight co-founder Dong Seon discussing his sustainable sneakers

South Korean stylist Dong Seon came to Florence to study Made in Italy footwear. Now, the alumnus has teamed up with his partner and launched Id.Eight, a revolutionary, innovative and sustainable unisex sneaker line that is cruelty free and made from fruit waste. 

Sex, masculinity and machismo

Designer and artist Barbara Sánchez-Kane's AW 20 'Latino Couture.' Photo by Sandra Blow

Based in Mexico City, Barbara Sánchez-Kane keeps breaking all the rules and we keep wanting her to. In this interview with Dazed, the alumna talks about her binary-defying collections, beautifully balancing fashion and art. 


A close-cut selection of flash updates

Elisabetta Sammarco's beachwear line is inspires simplicity and femininity 

Gloria Peritore went from fashion to fighter

Cover Image: Federico Cina AW20 campaign. Photography by Alessandra Francesca Coppola. Styling by Luca Paolantonio.