PolimodaPeople #5

From fabric pairing to graphic design, Polimoda people improve through experimentation

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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.

Highsnobiety has spoken

When Berlin-based media giant Highsnobiety picks a Polimoda alumnus for a special mention, it always calls for celebration. Since his graduation from Polimoda’s fashion design program, Federico Cina hasn’t missed a beat and his recent participation in popular NY tradeshow Capsule garnered well-deserved praise and earned him a spot in Highsnobiety’s top 7 Under the Radar brands to keep an eye on.

Federico Cina on Highsnobiety
Check it out on highsnobiety.com

Beyond leather

Drome Creative director Marianna Rosati’s pre-fall collection is a homage to creative fabric pairing, showcasing hybrid silhouettes of leather with silk, nylon and plaid knit that convey both sophisticated structure and minimal lightness.

See full collection on wwd.com

Questioning fashion

On the 25th of January Polimoda alumna Sanna Schubert travelled to Rome with her collection We are not unisex but girls are hunters to partake in Artisanal Intelligence’s Fifty Years Later, an exhibit focused on how fashion has evolved since the revolutionary ’68 movement hit, investigating its relationship with the body, ecology, women’s condition and politics. The show was conceived as an integral part of the 2018 edition of Altaroma held in the prestigious spaces of the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art.

See more pics at altaroma.it

Huge Underground Business

Pitti Uomo 2018 saw the official launch of Polimoda student-duo Alessandro and Jamila’s brand Huge Underground Business, a 100% Italian vintage-tinted sportswear brand that explores the underpinnings of the 70s underground movements, from hip-hop to ghetto subculture. Their first collection, genderless by definition, is imbued with the enchanting irony of youth.

Read their interview for vogue.it

Eclecticism at its best

Master of Fashion Design Advanced graduate Courtney Jernigan has made a name for herself in the world of creative branding and millennial marketing with her agency, Knoxville Graphic House, after branching out into other areas such as teaching graphic design and illustration and working for fashion designer Anna Sui.

Knoxville Graphics Design - Courtney Jernigan

She’s among gdusa.com’s people to watch

Forbes fashion highlights

German designer and final-year student Kim Tiziana Rottmüller’s dramatic three dimensional tailoring made its debut on the New York catwalk during the Global Fashion Collective‘s Fashion Week showcase, landing her a spot among Forbes’ top mention-worthy emerging designers. The Global Fashion Week is a platform focused on supporting creative designers by offering them a chance to make their work known around the world.

Tiziana Rottmuller - Forbes

More talent on Forbes.com


A close-cut selection of flash updates.

  • Polimoda alumna Fatima Al Shirawi talks about the power of colors and her consultancy firm The Gracious F on Abu Dhabi-based lifestyle website The National;
  • Florentine photographer and Polimoda student Vittoria Govoni recently snapped a series of portraits to raise awareness on breast cancer;
  • Greek website Ozon featured an interview with Cypriot alumna Andrea Rotsaki, the visionary fashion designer behind limited-edition fetish-tinged brand ROT;
  • Polimoda student Giulia Toni’s decorative paper designs for long-standing Italian stationery brand Rossi are now up for grabs on the company’s website.