Author: IED Firenze

For almost 50 years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is an ever-expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, master’s courses, continued professional development and advanced training courses. The Florentine has collaborated frequently with IED students on a range of editorial projects; the finest articles get published on TF's website.
October 20, 2020

Why is a IED Master’s different?

IED Firenze has its home in a contemporary building at the very centre of Florence’s Renaissance architecture, just behind Brunelleschi’s dome. In such an incomparable place, those who wish to learn from the past and help shape the future can benefit from the mix of tradition and innovation – the key element of the educational […]
June 12, 2018

Fashion through the ages in Florence

My expectations about Florence, style-wise, were nonexistent before boarding the plane to come here: past visits to the city were as a tourist, not a fashion student. I knew that there were mid- to high-level stores and brands, but I wasn’t expecting every single person to be so fashionable, all the time. Children, adults, elders, […]
April 26, 2018

Fashion Business master at IED Firenze

Riccardo Bresciani coordinates and supervises the entire master area at IED Florence. His job is to oversee the formats, special projects, experiences and development of IED Florence’s master programs as a high-end educational and training offering for postgraduate and young professional profiles. The Florentine spoke with Riccardo about his role and responsibilities.     What’s […]
January 15, 2018

A new take on “student perspective” in Florence

As we walk down the street, whether we’re in Florence or Fort Worth, we tend to look straight ahead. Of course we do this because it’s the most comfortable way of moving, but we also know that a darting gaze can distract us from the wonders right in front of us. What we see—and what […]
August 18, 2017

A textile treasure hunt

Travelers from across the world come to Florence with a basic understanding of and appreciation for the city’s historic reputation in the world of art and craftsmanship: Ferragamo, Gucci and Pucci all helped form that reputation. And yet as these same fashion lovers crave luxury clothing, many have little curiosity about the resources used to […]
July 7, 2017

The different flavors of Firenze fashion

Italy may be the land of love, but let’s be real: it’s the food and the fashion that speak straight to our souls. Firenze is home to as many different flavors of style as it is gelato. Like the artistry of mixing flavors in the back kitchen of the gelato shop, Florentine fashion is about […]
June 25, 2017

Stylish sensitivity to “stagione”

“What’s it going to be like out today?” I think to myself as I browse through my closet, getting ready for the day ahead. My weather app says it’ll be 75 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny. Perfect, a sundress it is. Grabbing my backpack and some sunnies, I walk out the door ready to start my […]
June 19, 2017

First impressions: dark duds in a colorful city

When first arriving in Florence for a semester abroad, I was overwhelmed by my new surroundings, but one of my most immediate impressions was that Italians seemed to wear black all the time. I quickly discovered that I was not the only foreigner with this initial observation. It was time to investigate the phenomenon that nearly every […]
June 13, 2017

The veterans of Florentine street style

After WWII came the emergence of “Made in Italy”. Giovanni Battista Giorgini organized the first internationally recognized Italian fashion runway show in Florence, opening the floodgates to what would change the world forever. The new heavyweight of fashion was born. Often taking a back seat to major fashion capitals, Florence fashion has been said to […]