Polimoda, the International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing, with its premises in Florence, is one of the most famous centres at international level for the high quality of its teaching offer in the field of fashion. Among the founder members are the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze which owns the main premises, Villa Favard, accommodating over 1,000 students. The other premises of the school include Villa Strozzi, the Design Lab and Castello dell’Acciaiolo. There are 16 sponsoring partners including, in addition to the Ente Cassa, the Florence City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan City.
The Institute attracts a large number of students from all over the world, and foreign students account for about half the registrations. Studies performed indicate that 83% of graduates find work within 6 months of finishing the course. The teaching is provided by a team of top-level professionals, in line with a formula that ensures an excellent and updated acquisition of skills through the practical experience that is crucial for a direct approach to work in the fashion industry.