Polimoda fashion Week
Polimoda gives us appointment at the Fashion Show 2013, which will be held on Tuesday the 18th of June, in occasion of the opening of the Polimoda Fashion Week. This event is going to involve the fourth year students of Polimoda graduating in fashion design and the third year students graduating in Fahion Technology. A week-long fashion marathon with five session times every day and as many as 800 outfits shown on the runway. Polimoda participates in the Linen Yarn project organized by Gruppo Marzotto and Pitti Immagine, contributing to this special art installation with a series of clothing items both for women and men on the theme: ‘Sartorial Ethnic’, in which linen cloths are re-worked with graphic and artistic design works of a strong visual impact. Furthermore, the best students of Polimoda will also be the protagonists of POLIMODA TALENT, a new platform that is also another way to invite others to get to know one’s professional profile better: a virtual window, thanks to which companies can come in contact with the graduating students of Polimoda. But let’s not forget the opening, on Saturday the 8th of June of the Arnhem Biennale, curated by trend hunter Lidewij Edelkoort, who has chosen the theme for this fifth edition of the fashion Biennale: Feticism in Fashion. Polimoda will be the protagonist of this event that explores the new limits of fashion and its intersections with other fields, throughout art installations, performances, exhibitions, films and workshops. There is going to be the site specific Momenting the Memento installation, curated by Linda Loppa, director of the fashion institute: on display on a cross-shaped structure, a selection of photographs made by Ruggero Lupo Mengoni will be showing the relationship between clothing items, architecture and city. Then a series of slogans, word plays and posters by Danilo Ventury, author of the book Luxury Hackers, which examines in depth the theme Connecting Fashion, Education and the City. Words and pictures, combined to stimulate a reflection on the way fashion is changing, as well as the the cities and even –and consequently, education: a theme that is going to be discussed before the IFFTI (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes) conference that will be held at Polimoda’s seat of Villa Favard in Florence in 2015. Finally, the Polimoda school of fashion will be presenting a selection of nine video interviews curated by Filep Motwary to creative talents, journalists, designers and opinion leaders like Humberto Leon (designer for the Kenzo Maison), Antonio Mancinelli (Marie Claire), Etienne Russo (Art Director & Fashion Show Producer), Eugene Rabkin (journalist and founder of StyleZeitgeis) and Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist), and people will see them on a monitor at the entrance of Villa Favard.