Fashion Bridges

With the aim of supporting young talents, inclusion and diversity in fashion, last July the Italian Fashion Chamber announced the project “Fashion Bridges - I Ponti Della Moda” created together with the Italian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, and Polimoda, with the support of the Italian Trade Agency, with the involvement of the South African Fashion Week, the participation of the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana and the Nelson Mandela Forum Florence. Four former students of Polimoda (Domenico Orefice, Ilaria Bellomo, Julian Cerro and Alessia Dovero) worked in a pair with four young designers of the South African Fashion Week (Jacques Bam, Fikile Zamagcino Sokhulu, Sipho Mbuto and Michael Peter Reid) and will present at the Fashion Hub their capsule collections as the result of the work done during the mentoring of these months studied for them by Polimoda, with the support of CNMI. Milan will be the first stage of a collaboration which will also continue in South Africa at the end of October during the South African Fashion Week in Johannesburg.Milano Moda Graduate