Florence-based fashion institute Polimoda is frequently cited in style world-strongholds such as Women’s Wear Daily, recently came to a new agreement with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and regularly piques the interest of VIP visitors during the Pitti Immagine fairs. Its industry clout makes one thing clear: this is no small-scale, purely Florence-focused school.
Founded by the Fashion Institute of Technology and Emilio Pucci, Polimoda has longstanding ties to the United States. Its star-spangled roots and relationships will take center stage at the school’s upcoming All Stars event on December 14, a rare, by-registration-only chance to celebrate on the exclusive campus. We caught up with Polimoda director Danilo Venturi to discuss his path to steering the influential institute, projects in the pipeline and, of course, the party.