Junior Fashion Lab

The Polimoda workshop for young creatives at Pitti Bimbo

On the occasion of Pitti Bimbo 96, on Wednesday, January 18th, at the Villa Favard headquarters in Florence, Polimoda presents Junior Fashion Lab - a fashion workshop designed to ignite creativity and teach kids aged 6-12 about style and fashion through fun activities. From 2 to 5 pm, the aspiring fashionistas will learn how garments and accessories are made while expressing their creative flair.

Join us for an afternoon of discovery where imagination has no boundaries.


Under the tutelage of fashion lecturers Polina Stepanova and Veronica Bogao, participants in this workshop will get a unique experience - embarking on an unforgettable journey through different aspects of a fashion design studio. Starting with experimentation – creating their own special accessory based off inspirational themes – each student is then encouraged to bring it further by visualizing concepts via drawing and collaging. Lastly, they'll have the opportunity to be at center stage as they strut outfitted in their handmade masterpiece for a mini photo shoot.

The workshop consists of three parts that mirror the creative process in a creative fashion studio:

  • 1 - Experimentation: create and customize a fashion object with decorative materials, inspired by a given topic;
  • 2 - Visualization: create a visual representation of the design made by each participant through drawing and collage as a form of visualization;
  • 3 - Presentation: make a presentation of the personal project and take a campaign picture while wearing the created accessory.

Lessons will be held in Italian and English, encouraging intercultural exchange among children from all over the world.


Junior Fashion Lab is held in Villa Favard, a splendid Renaissance-style palace surrounded by a large garden on the banks of the Arno River, located a few steps from the historic center and Santa Maria Novella.

The young students will have the classrooms of the institute, the Library - the largest documentation center on fashion in Europe - and the beautiful Villa's garden, reserved exclusively for the students of the institute, at their disposal.

Junior Fashion Lab

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Schedule: form 2 to 5 pm
  • Date: January 18th, 2023
  • Age: 6 to 12 years old
  • Free participation upon reservation
  • Location: Villa Favard, Via Curtatone 1, Florence
  • Languages: Italian and English

Junior Summer Camp

The workshop anticipates the next edition of the Polimoda Junior Summer Camp. Each year, Polimoda provides a unique platform for children to explore their creative potential through the exciting world of fashion design - while also giving back during these extraordinary times with proceeds donated towards foundations and organizations that support kids around the globe.

Stay tuned for the upcoming edition coming in 2023.

Junior Summer Camp 2022

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Contact and registration 

To participate in the Junior Fashion Lab, which is free upon reservation, it is necessary to register by writing to orientation@polimoda.com.

Secure your spot today before availability is gone.

Featured image: Junior Summer Camp 2022, by Matteo Oltrabella.