Announcing a special project dedicated to Australia

In partnership with The Australian Embassy in Rome and The Woolmark Company


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On 24 May, Dr Greg French, Ambassador of Australia to Italy, and Mr Danilo Venturi, Director of the Polimoda, will announce the winner of the fashion competition “Wool Wonders” at Villa Favard, Polimoda’s headquarters in Florence.

The competition promotes intercultural exchange between Italy and Australia through fashion design and is organised by the Australian Embassy in Rome and Polimoda, in partnership with The Woolmark Company, and in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, the University of Technology Sydney, Singapore Airlines and Tourism Australia.

Fashion Design students in their 3rd year were asked to design an Australian themed outfit using Australian wool jersey. A distinguished panel of fashion experts will select the best outfit.

  • Giovanna Gentile Ferragamo, Deputy Chairwoman of Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.a.
  • Philip Fimmano, Trend Union
  • Dr Greg French, Ambassador of Australia to Italy
  • Linda Loppa, Advisor of Strategy and Vision for Polimoda
  • Sara Maino, Senior Editor of Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents
  • Fabrizio Servente, Global Strategy Advisor for The Woolmark Company
  • Danilo Venturi, Director of Polimoda
  • Marika Bello
  • Valentina Biasco
  • Iria Chover
  • Andrea Delorenzi
  • Giulia Farancena Casaro
  • Silvia Forte
  • Ravenna Osgood
  • Jamila Pandolfo
  • Yan Wen
  • Sang Ha Yun

The winner will be awarded a 4-week internship in Australia with the University of Technology Sydney’s fashion school and the Museum of Applied Arts and Science, as well as a tailored visit program organised by The Woolmark Company, Tourism Australia and the Australian Fashion Chamber. The selected student will fly to Australia on Singapore Airlines and enjoy the latest and one of the most modern aircrafts, the new A350.

Hairstyling for the event will be provided by CLASS.

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