Spotlight: Milan Fashion Week


Where catwalk and street wear collide, how to spend your next Fashion Week in Milan. An inside look on Autumn/ Winter trends, looks from Francesca Liberatore show, a show with an ethical cause.   Milan has always been considered one of the epicenters for fashion, with huge designer names like Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci,…

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Local Exposure – Leather School

leather school making a coaster

Visiting local sites and museums are a unique aspect of LdM’s curriculum. For fashion students, field trips include visiting internationally renowned places such as the Bianca Salo in Palazzo Pitti, the Gucci Museum, the Salvatore Faragamo Museum, and the Leather School ‘Scuola del Cuoio’. The leather school not only highlights the history of the famous…

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Florence Trendforecasting

Cassandra Kornhiser Street Style

The LdM Fashion Department offers a rare, yet essential course called trend forecasting for fashion and design students. The course explores the complexity behind the trend forecaster profession while it also analyzes the multiple variables that are examined and heavily weighed when determining future trends. Professor Livia Quaresmini believes that to just lecture her students…

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Silk-Screened Masterpieces


(The top floor of the atelier, where designers come to print and showcase their lovely works of art) La Serra MK Textile Atelier is where Mimi Furaha and other artists come to transform plain boring surfaces into intricate works of craftsmanship. This greenhouse was transformed into a studio just six years ago in hopes of…

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Fashion Forward


(The four “states of mind” compass that make up the predicted macro trends for spring/summer 2018) Fashion is an ever-changing culture. One may say it is impossible to predict what the future of fashion has in store, but according to Silvia Llamozas, a fashion forecaster for WGSN, there are four macro trends for the spring…

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