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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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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