A round up of the best catwalk looks seen at Polimoda Final Graduation Show
Words and selection: Gianmarco Gronchi
Tender is the night under the sky of a lazy Monday in Florence. With its evocative title inspired by latin poet Horatius, the Polimoda Final Graduation Show pays homage to the history of Italian fashion. In fact, the show is staged in Torrigiani Villa, the same location chosen by Giovanni Battista Giorgini for the First Italian High Fashion Show in 1951. The 24 selected collections represent the best from Polimoda Fashion Design courses and they try to give a glimpse on the future of fashion. Sometimes citationism gets too much clear, and you miss the point under self evident references to Alexander McQueen or Jonathan Anderson. Some other times, the will to provoke takes the stage over a well deserved focus on shapes and silhouettes. But there are also high, bright spots that really mirror contemporaneity. There are no limits at what fashion can do and looking these your fashion designers trying to carpe diem is joyful. Doesn’t fashion teach us to love, to run, to dress and undress, to change our clothes and emotions, to kiss our skins, and again, and again?