A New Kind of Classroom

Written by: Kelly Allen LdM Fall 2013 Fashion Merchandising major   ——————————————————– Before this semester, I never would have believed that location could have such an impact on my ability to learn. I went through grade school in Colorado and now attend college in Texas, but this transition was seamless. My grades didn’t suddenly become…

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The Fashion Files: Fashion Illustration I

We’re already one week into the second part of the semester, which means it’s high time for new Fashion Files! In our previous editions we have explored the domains of draping and knitting, and this week we will dive deeper into the remarkable realm of Fashion Illustration. This course teaches beginning students how to sketch…

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VISIT TO ‘LA SCUOLA DEL CUOIO’

Ok, so even though all those Fashion Files on draping and knitting are mighty interesting… How about some on site leather action?! Our students from the Fashion Buying Concepts course went on a field trip to ‘La Scuola del Cuoio’ (The Leather School) with their professor Alessandra Ferroni. The Scuola del Cuoio was created after…

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The Fashion Files: Knitwear

One week has gone by, so it’s high time for part two of our sneak peeks into the LdM Department of Fashion! For this week’s entry we have exchanged our dressforms and draping designs from last week’s Fashion Files for cosy knitting practices during our Knitwear course taught by Prof. Silvia Giusti. This course is…

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The Fashion Files: Draping I

Summer is over, classes have started and in our Fashion Design department sewing machines have been switched on again. Also the Fall 2013 semester offers many different courses in Fashion Design and today we visited our students of the Draping I course, taught by Prof. Sophie Springer. We asked the students about their learning objectives,…

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VISIT TO EMILIO CAVALLINI – JULY 17, 2013

“Seeing the showroom with all the crazy tights was so exciting”, “It was amazing being able to go behind the scenes and see the different steps of the design/production process”, “An amazing experience! Our tour guides, Emilio Cavallini’s sons, were very informative, kind and generous”. These are just a couple of reactions from our students…

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Final Event – Spring 2012

The Art is in the Streets On Saturday May 5, Via Faenza will become a cross-road of ideas, creativity, culture and art. Students taking artistic courses at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute will display selected paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry works, graphic arts and interior design works. This year’s contest theme is “BEYOND GRAFFITI”. Three awards…

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