Polimoda is known worldwide for its independence in thinking and action by combining business and design across all departments. Considered by the Business of Fashion as the best fashion institute in Italy, and amongst the top ten in the world, Polimoda balances the know-how of Italian design and production with an international vision.
The undergraduate, master’s and short courses offered at Polimoda connect the legacy of the past, with new research and creativity. Professors offer experience-based learning, adapting courses to the changes in the industry as they happen, which is nurtured inside the Renaissance-style building of Villa Favard, the state-of-the-art Design Lab, and in the Polimoda Library.
With 70% of students from countries outside Italy, Polimoda is a cultural force in the heart of Florence. The executive staff of Polimoda have esteemed backgrounds with decades of industry experience.
Together they create a visionary future of fashion. Ferruccio Ferragamo, President of Polimoda, is also the President of world renowned luxury house, Salvatore Ferragamo. Danilo Venturi, Director of Polimoda, is specialised in creative direction and brand architecture.
Holding an academic background in politics and a Master in Luxury Management from Polimoda, Mr Venturi has developed an interdisciplinary career across music, e-commerce, retail concepts, luxury and writing, and indeed authored Luxury Hackers (2011) and Momenting the Memento (2014). Linda Loppa, Polimoda’s Advisor of Strategy and Vision, has over 40 years’ experience in the fashion industry, and over 25 specialised in education.
As the former Head of the Fashion Department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Ms Loppa guided Polimoda as its Director for 9 years, before relocating to Paris in her current role, to establish connections and insight from the greater industry for the school.
- Phone number is +39 055 2750628
- Industry Education Management
- Company size 11-50 employees
- Headquarters Firenze, FI
- Type Nonprofit
- Founded 1986
- Specialties luxury, marketing, design, communication, business, management, footwear, fashion design, branding, stylist, trends, trend forecasting, social network, fashion technology, patternmaking, education, fashion communication, and fashion merchandising