PolimodaPeople #8

Fiercely political and against the grain, our alumni cloud fashion-art confines

Polimoda People

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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.

On display at the V&A

Bahraini artist Hala Kaiksow takes Islamic craft and reworks it for the modern woman. The visionary designs – a mesh of Cypriot and traditional Bahraini and Saudi garments – earned her the spotlight at London’s Victoria & Albert museum as part of the Jameel Prize 5 exhibition. Handwoven in her own atelier, the cool blend of Islamic history and current wearability epitomize modernity in our globalized world.

Swipe through on vogue.it

What you feed grows

Dynamic duo Michael and Nicole Colovos prove that two heads are better than one. After serving as co-creative directors of Helmut Lang, the Polimoda alumnus and fellow designer gave life to Colovos, a series of limited, seasonless collections that give casual a refined cut. Their recent denim-only capsule collection, fruit of the brand’s sustainable vision, sparked a thought-provoking tête-à-tête with Vogue Italia.


Find the power couple on vogue.it

No shame macho

Now a Sanchez-Kane aficionado, Fucking Young! probed the Mexican designer’s installation at the Grand Tour Studio in Milan – a reactionary performance to entering her thirties that stirred a rousing dialogue on common conceptions of woman. Bewitched by her political act, the menswear magazine talked masculinity and motherhood with the young creative.

Read her words on fuckingyoung.com

A new icon

Paper Mag has declared Alessandro Trincone a pioneer in genderless fashion. His innovative designs – translations of a troubled interior – fashion feminine materials onto the male form. This year, the young talent was among the revered breakout stars of NYFW, dubbing him a leading architect of menswear in today’s unisex-headed industry.

Find out more on papermag.com

Stitch it like Tokyo

A cool mesh of Tokyo style and clown culture marks the folds of Samu-Jussi Koski’s Resort 2019 lineup. Influenced by a recent trip to Japan, the Polimoda alumnus presented a jocose, wearable collection of low-key pieces with dramatic pops. Impressed by the designer’s shift to color, Vogue offers a visual journey and snappy break down of the works.

Flip through the pics on vogue.com

Denim for the win

Polimoda student Andrea Grossi proved his worth at the fifth edition of the Isko Iskool Denim Awards in Milan, where over 200 participating designers reimagined the future of denim in the key of sustainable design. Antonio’s work travelled far beyond preconceived borders, offering a denim bridal gown that wowed judges and earned him the Alternative Fibers Award.

Andrea Grossi - Iskoo Prize

Discover what happened on sportswear-international.com


A close-cut selection of flash updates.

  • Trend Forecasting alumna Jessica Smith was announced keynote speaker of The Future Laboratory at the Global Wellness Summit, an international organization that gathers visionaries to shape the future of wellness;
  • The Lolla got personal with Sussan Shokranian in an interview on her shift from the world of numbers to design;
  • Polimoda alumna Frederikke Schmidt’s shoe label Roccamore is the talk of the town for its groundbreaking high heels built for comfort.