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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Field Trip to a Faraway Land: LuisaViaRoma

When visiting LuisaViaRoma, one cannot help but be seduced by the digital window display, lights, interior design, music, and (of course) the more than 12,000 luxury fashion objects available in their stock! During LdM’s Fashion Communication Class, we had the opportunity to visit LuisaViaRoma, one of the most famous concept stores worldwide. We learned about…

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Via de’ Tornabuoni – The Luxury Path

Do you remember the last time you went shopping in Florence? How was your experience? For those lucky individuals who have visited any of the boutiques located in Via de’ Tornabuoni, the answer might be “dreamy”. The reason? It’s Florence’s luxury street par excellence! One just needs to walk through the famous street and observe the…

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Florence Trendforecasting

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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The Chatroom: LdM Draping Class

Written by: Frances Connolly LdM Fall 2014 Fashion & Study Abroad student   ——————————————————————— Welcome to an inside look on LdM’s Draping class, where I’m chronicling conversations with students who are cooler than cool! Throughout this semester, the girls have been exploring a variety of approaches and methods in developing and analyzing patterns under the…

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Experiencing Pitti Uomo

Written by: Lindsay Profenno LdM Art History & Summer Session student   —————————————- As the primer platform for men’s fashion, where everything from dress shirts to ceramic bowties are on display for the fashion minded people of the world, Pitti Uomo gives the student of fashion a look into the world that they will soon have…

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