Studying Abroad: Starting your own adventure

How to curate a wardrobe that’s functional and reflects your personality What to pack: Trying to decide what to pack during your time abroad can present a unique challenge of its own. You must be able to pack enough clothes to carry on your own and make it on the plane while having the clothes…

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Salvatore Ferragamo : [Sole]ly a shoe designer?

Its hard to think of an Italian designer more renowned and famous than Ferragamo. His precious designs and precision in his craft makes his store and museum a true hidden gem of Florence. The museum is located underneath the flagship store located in Palazzo Spini Feroni. One of the most unexpected things I found when…

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Snake, Lamb, Crocodile: Artisanal Leather Crafting

by Brandi Stawicki Tucked away in the urban maze that surrounds the Ponte Vecchio, there is a small leather workshop, called “Infinity Leather.” It’s a hidden gem attracting students, locals, and retailers alike seeking handbags, belts, and accessories made by hand with a meticulous attention to detail and a whole lot of love. We visited the 40-year-old…

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Travelling the world with Fabric Styling

“I love your dress, is it shibori?” said a student, running into her classmate at the LdM cafeteria. It was ikat, but they bonded anyway. Knowledge of these traditional dyeing techniques has become so essential nowadays that you simply cannot have a fashion-forward conversation without someone mentioning “tribes” at least once… Nothing escapes cultural appropriation,…

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Made in Italy: la famiglia

From class trips to the Gucci Museum, through leather workshops with Florentine artisans, to simply observing the Italian street style, Fashion students at LdM have ample opportunities to better understand this deceptively simple phrase: “Made in Italy”. It means attention to detail, it means craftsmanship, it means la bella figura. It also means the power…

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Take a Look at Flo

by Nicole Kawahara The Fashion industry is a fast-paced world, filled with beautiful garments and brilliant shows. How can LdM Fashion students, as the future of the industry, make a contribution to the world? Flo Concept store might be the place to find an answer. It offers an opportunity to go beyond the surface of the…

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The Fashion Interviews Part I: A Passion for Fashion!

Interviewee: María Martha Rodriguez LdM Fashion Business Certificate   —————————————————————————– Hi María! To begin with, why don’t you tell us something about yourself? I’m originally from Mexico, where I study Marketing & Communication, but I decided to come to LdM to study something totally different: Fashion! I’ve always been very intrigued by Fashion and the…

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