During an exclusive conversation in London with Massimiliano Giornetti and Linda Loppa, Tim Blanks, one of the world’s most respected fashion critics, offers a sneak peek of his vision for the new Master in Fashion Critique and Curation.
Known for his sharp and captivating style, his profound knowledge and his passion for music, Tim Blanks has been reporting on the fashion system for over 30 years. He hosted CBC’s Canadian television series Fashion File and was Editor-at-large of Style.com. He has curated numerous books on fashion and his reviews and features appear regularly in major publications including Another, LOVE, Interview, The New York Times, Fantastic Man and System.
At Polimoda, Tim Blanks will put his experience and valuable knowledge at the disposal of the future generation of fashion thinkers, critics and writers, trying to encourage students who are “going out into the world with a new set of tools to deal with the future,” Blanks explains in an exclusive video during a conversation with Massimiliano Giornetti and Linda Loppa
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The Master in Fashion Critique and Curation will teach students how to develop an independent and strong critique on fashion, understand the countless possibilities of storytelling and communication and explore the importance of words. “The written word can be used to (…) express things in a very different way from an image,” notes Blanks. “I know one picture is worth 1,000 words, but if the 1,000 words are fabulous words, you’re still going to want the 1,000 words.”
The course also aims at establishing an open conversation with students to explore not only communication but fashion history, criticism and culture. “I think that it is very important to communicate the depth of fashion to the student, to communicate the breadth of it as well, the history, the richness, the personalities.”