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In Pictures: Polimoda graduation show 2022

By Andrea Byrne

Jun 16, 2022


Photographer: Clara Vannucci

Florence-based fashion school Polimoda opened the 102nd edition of Pitti Uomo, a trade show, with its graduation show 2022 entitled Carpe Noctem.

Photographer: Matteo Oltrabella, Designer: Julie Daron

There were over 100 looks exhibited from 24 collections by the top students of the fashion design and fashion design management courses, in addition to a selection of students from the Master in Collection Design and Creative Direction.

Photographer: Matteo Oltrabella, Designer: Julian Cerro

The faculty of the school, together with Massimiliano Giornetti, director of Polimoda, and Caroline Issa, mentor of the fashion design course and CEO of Tank magazine, selected the chosen students.

Giornetti said in a statement: “Carpe Noctem, an invitation to seize the stars before the night falls. A metaphor that encourages us to identify the pure talent of a rising star before his success in the world of fashion.

Photographer: Matteo Oltrabella, Designer: Ayana Horai

“It is also an exhortation to reflect on the sociological changes related to the historical moment we are experiencing, to Gen Z’s desire to bring new values to the industry, in what can be seen as the search for a different kind of fashion."

Photographer: Matteo Oltrabella, Designer: Veronika Danyliv

The following students presented their looks: Ana Valentina Navarro (Bolivia), Ana Rita Nogueira Da Souza (Portugal), Amelia Walker (UK), Ayana Horai (Japan), Edoardo Cavrini (Italy), Edoardo Terribilini (Switzerland), Eros Fengqin Yue (China), Federico Di Nisio (Italy), Hikari Morigami (Japan), Fernanda Castro (Peru) and Ian Mcdonald (United States of America).

Photographer: Matteo Oltrabella, Designer: Fernanda Castro

In addition to Julian Cerro (Italy), Julie Daron (France), Leonardo Brini (Italy), Margherita Bachis (Italy), Maria Isabel Arce Blanco (Mexico), Marija Yankovich (Serbia), Mohanad Aglan (Egypt), Veronika Danyliv (Ukraine), Viola Ruzza (Italy), Sam Lewis (Australia), Saania Singla (India), Sofia Ke (China) and Shiyuan Deng (China).

Photographer: Matteo Oltrabella, Designer: Eros Fengqin Yue

“The collections include the themes most discussed by the industry and even the most touching for our students, including diversity, inclusion, sustainability and extremely personal content. A true cross-section of the individualities of the new generation of creatives,” Giornetti continued.

Photographer: Matteo Oltrabella, Designer: Amelia Walker

There was a mix of genderless, menswear and womenswear garments displayed on the runway. Students created the outfits using recycled pieces and technical fabrics in a variety of colours, embroidery, jacquard and prints.

Photographer: Matteo Oltrabella, Designer: Hikari Morigami