Welcome the Fashion Week edition of #PolimodaPeople, our monthly foray into the lives and work of our students and alumni. Here you will find leads, inspirational interviews, award-winning projects, generated press and everything you need to know about the latest fashion week happenings.
Step inside the Marni studio: a work-in-progress turned to life, Francesco Risso’s SS19 collection read like paint splats and fabric play turned seamlessly into intention. “Caramelised magnanimity. Flambé ferocity whims, in sheets. Sliced esotericism…” affirmed the method behind his madness. Risso’s playful construction and poppy palette have Vogue declaring the alumnus “has found his groove.”
Luke and Lucie Meier play well with ‘less is more,’ opening a powerful masculine-feminine dialogue to find delicacy in minimalism. Paired with heavier trousers, the signature Sanders shirt was deconstructed into fresher forms to become, as the show notes explained, “a new form of suit.” The duo stayed true to its streetwear and femininity package, keeping things as grounded as the everyday should be.
DROMe’s SS19 collection refutes stationary lifestyles. Arched sleeves and ruched dresses powered back to the 80s while maintaining a modern and livable versatility. With leather translated to ultra-feminine and underwater-inspired pastels and motifs, alumna Marianna Rosati masterfully tailored a collection for none other than the contemporary Parisian woman.
Forbes confirmed German designer Kim Tiziana Rottmüller as one of eight designers on the rise, applauding her final year Fashion Design collection produced on Polimoda grounds. Now her second spotlight at NYFW, the witchy, labyrinth-inspired creations signal a knack for merging ready-to-wear with haute couture – making her immediate success a sure sign of more to come.
Fashion Design alumna Margherita Bojola and business partner Giada Fratini founded UND SWIMWEAR to offer suits in line with the female body’s aesthetic harmony. This year, the reversible, shape-hugging swimwear walked the WHITE BEACH catwalk in Milan, garnering applause for eco-sustainable techno-fabric and fiber made of recycled ocean waste. Truly in touch with modern ethics, the swimwear line reinvents how beautiful design can respect both body and planet.
Turkish designer Ece Kavran showcased her much-praised URUN SS19 collection in a larger-than-life performance. Flanked by a fire-lit runway, the architectural pieces stuck to subtle hues and delicate fabrics to complement both sinuous bodies and the grandiosity of Kavran’s monumental headwear. With Istanbul’s Fashion Week working to secure relevance in international fashion, Vogue Talents confirmed Kavran a powerful contribution to the narrative.
A close-cut selection of flash #FW updates.