Carpe Noctem Polimoda Final Graduation Show 2022

15th June, 2022

On an early summer evening, immersed in the beauty of the Giardino Torrigiani, fashion returns to shine right where Made in Italy was born. The Florentine fashion school Polimoda returns to celebrate the creative vision of its best students with the graduation show entitled Carpe Noctem, which also opens the 102 edition of Pitti Uomo. Over 100 looks for 24 collections will be on the catwalk. The best students from the Fashion Design and Fashion Design Management courses together with a selection of students from the Masters in Collection Design and Creative Direction, chosen by the school’s faculty together with Massimiliano Giornetti and Caroline Issa, CEO and Fashion Director of Tank magazine and Mentor of the Fashion Design course. In the collections we find the contemporary elements that have marked the years of the designers’ personal and professional maturation. There are many references to the great themes of current affairs and the events dominating the socio-cultural scene: sustainability, international conflicts, diversity and inclusion.

Great attention is paid to recycling and upcycling. Many cues that start from personal experience and the search for a more interior and less shouted fashion. A transposition of the most intimate aspect of dressing. Fashion as a cultural system to convey messages and innovation. Powerful the theme of transformation, change, identity and growth. The story of the transition between what one was and what one wants to become, in a search for one’s identity. 

FARMA 282 have selected 5 designers from those presented. Viola Ruzza who with her collection projected us into a tribal future made up of “princess mothers” and mutants. Sam Lewis with his outfits reminded us of Fellini’s films and his surreal universe. Sofia Ke has created a collection through an extremely sophisticated balance of proportions and materials and an experimental use of knitwear. Federico Di Nisio, on the other hand, impressed us above all with his jacquard knitwear, which was also realised through applied and overlapping patches. Leonardo Brini with his Greco-Roman warriors of sequins and technical fabrics.


Foto: Polimoda

Text: Filippo Maria Disperati