PolimodaPeople during Fashion Week

With ethically oriented, trailblazing visions, our alumni charge catwalks worldwide


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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.

From blank canvas to collage
Where: Milan

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.”

View the collection on vogue.com

Minimal intentions
Where: Milan

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.

Jill Sander - Milan Fashion Week

Check out The Guardian’s review

The Transient
Where: Paris

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.

More on WWD

Round two in the Big Apple
Where: New York

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.

See what Forbes had to say

For women by women
Where: Milan

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.


Read their SS19 collection concept

In touch with the frame
Where: Istanbul

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.

See her designs among Vogue’s top picks


A close-cut selection of flash #FW updates.

  • Emerging out-of-the box designer Federico Cina showed his SS19 collection among the eleven selected designers for the Milano Fashion Show event during #MFW;
  • Titled Pheromone, the SS19 collection by alumnus Dimitar Dradi asked viewers to reevaluate discomfort in difference; the provocative works walked the runway at the Historical Turati Palace in Milan;
  • Istanbul-based ready-to-wear brand MiiN, founded by alumnus Kadir Kılıç, merges ergonomics and comfort to craft timeless designs; his color-punched, movement-filled SS19 was a fan favorite during MBFW Istanbul;
  • Recent alumna Veronica Spampinato debuted her technical design talent as part of the Mary Katrantzou team for the 10th anniversary show in London, which payed homage to the extraordinary vision of her decade of work;
  • Fashion Brand Management alumna Carolina Quintera worked her magic as Marketing Coordinator for Laura Laurens; part of Pitti Immagine’s SUPER, the brand showed its SS19 collection made in collaboration with trans members of an indigenous community in Colombia.