Postcards from Florence presents 30 young creatives from all over the world — a genuine perspective on Florence as an international symbol of beauty and culture. Over one hundred photographs appear alongside wondrous stories written by our students, curating an enchanting collection of memories from the place that has become their second home.
Undergraduate in Fashion Merchandising Management student Cecil Ochieng from Kenya in Piazza del Duomo
The evocative black and white shots were taken in 2020, the year the world hit pause. Fragments of a semi-deserted and quiet Italian city alongside young people from different countries and cultures are captured in the timeless squares of Florence, encapsulating their uniqueness and recognizing the beauty of their diversity.
How shoe designers are made - Master in shoe design in partnership with Salvatore Ferragamo
Florence is art, history, elegance, craftsmanship and beauty. Every year, young people from all over the world choose the Tuscan capital to deepen their cultural formation, bringing internationality and facets of contemporary and intercultural diversity to the community.
Undergraduate in Fashion Design student Yi Ding from China in Villa Bardini
Truth be told, the Renaissance city is inextricably intertwined with the educational growth of young students. Cultural backgrounds blend with their unique mix of past, present and future. Florence has always been a fundamental part of Polimoda's DNA, and Polimoda students continue to become a more vital part of city life.
"Florence is art, history, elegance, craftsmanship and beauty. Every year, young people from all over the world choose the Tuscan capital to deepen their cultural formation, bringing internationality and facets of contemporary and intercultural diversity to the community."
Undergraduate in Fashion Styling student Farid Chaher from Italy at San Miniato al Monte
We are forever thankful to current and graduate students Andrea Shael Onate, Apolline Emery, Cecil Ochieng, Cecilia Baistrocchi, Claudia Catelli, David Cash, Domenico Orefice, Elisa Angerer, Farid Chaher, Florence Ryan, Giovanni Giunta, Ilaria Bellomo, Janie Marais, Liv Løddesøl, Lorenzo Gomez, Lorenzo Guarnieri, Micol Biondi, Oluwafeyitimi Majekodunmi, Polina Gorbatova, Rex Lee, Mingze Sun, Tommaso Palamin, Victoria Huisman, Vittoria Michelotti, Vlada Filippenko, William Morgan and Yi Ding for spending time with us this summer and sharing their stories for Postcards from Florence.
Undergraduate in Fashion Design Management student Vlada Filippenko from Ukraine at the Loggiato degli Uffizi
Special thanks also goes to the Comune di Firenze, Fondazione CR Firenze, Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron, Museo Marino Marini Firenze and Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.