Design for the Fashion System
Laurea Magistrale (MSc) - 2016/2017 a.y.
Mission and goals
The Fashion Design Degree programme at Politecnico di Milano trains fashion designers: not isolated artists expressing their talent, but designers who are inspired in their projects and in their profession by the relationship with the fashion system and its protagonists. The polytechnic education is derived from the Italian design culture, a synthesis of craft and of profession, of experimentation and of multidisciplinary knowledge. Students at Politecnico carry out practical manual work at our labs and work out projects by means of a versatile design method, thus combining the craft traditions of Italian fashion with the new digital technologies. They attend workshops in cooperation with leading fashion companies and at the same time they deepen their knowledge on the research on new materials. In a complete and exciting educational path, one can tailor one’s studies in different fields, such as apparel, jewelry, accessory, knitwear, sportswear or further analysis of the distribution process, of retail and of visual merchandising.
The Fashion Design Degree programme aims at providing the knowledge and the skills required by the labor market in order to encourage the placement of its graduate students in the fashion industry. To this end, theoretical knowledge goes hand in hand with practical skills, tailoring work is combined with technology, craft traditions with digital innovation, in a skillful mix that allows the student to find work from the many professions of fashion. The collaboration established with leading companies – such as Armani, Missoni, Valentino, Stone Island, Ermenegildo Zegna, Brioni, Valextra, Serapian, Samsonite, Decathlon, Alcantara, Vhernier, Roberto Coin, Bulgari, De Beers, Intimissimi, Yamamay - allows a constant exchange of knowledge and makes of Politecnico the school of reference for the fashion industry.