A Master’s programme in Fashion Retail will operate in partnership with Gucci. Launching in April 2018, the course, taking place in Polimoda’s headquarters in Florence includes subjects in retail management, finance, merchandising and marketing and will feature Gucci managers as guest lecturers. “Retail is the heart of this business,” said Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive of Gucci. “In the last two and a half years at Gucci we have clearly demonstrated that a new, contemporary and joyful retail environment… really makes the difference”.
Polimoda is known worldwide for its independence in thinking and action by combining business and design across all departments. Considered by the Business of Fashion as the best fashion institute in Italy, and amongst the top ten in the world, Polimoda balances the know-how of Italian design and production with an international vision.
This Master’s programme will be taught by resident teachers from the industry with the direct intervention of professionals from Gucci. It will give access to international guest lectures and include two field trips within the Florentine brand, including a flagship store. There will be the possibility of completing the course with an internship at Gucci or within Gucci’s network.
Photos: Gucci F/W campaign, Polimoda Institute