A creative hub for fashion research and studies


A creative hub for fashion research and studies

AN/ARCHIVE is the new creative hub for fashion research presented by Polimoda. A space open to the city, designed to welcome researchers, curators, archivists, students, designers and businesses interested in studying fashion.

Not a museum but a new concept fashion archive: a vibrant, dynamic and accessible place for research, but also a venue for encounters and events. A workshop in constant evolution based on the curatorship of iconic garments by great designers, encouraging contact between the various creative players in the fashion system using a universal idiom and an analytical approach to fashion.

Indeed, AN/ARCHIVE is designed as an innovative space that will host exhibitions, workshops, conferences and debates on some of the most relevant issues for today’s fashion industry, stimulating reflection on the future of the sector and helping a new generation of researchers to emerge.

The project will be curated by Polimoda and supported by the school’s resources, European funding, grants, sponsors and public and private partnerships interested in training and research.

Past Exhibitions



9 – 21 January 2024


AN/ARCHIVE currently resides on the third floor of Building B4 within the vibrant setting of Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence, one of Italy’s most significant urban renewal initiatives.

Polimoda – Building B4
Manifattura Tabacchi
Via delle Cascine 35, Florence
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Polimoda AN/ARCHIVE building at Manifattura Tabacchi, photo by Serena Gallorini


For more information about AN/ARCHIVE or any inquiries, please feel free to reach out to our dedicated team.