SDL x Polimoda 1
Summer school

Fashion Business: Legacy and Innovation

A unique programme dedicated to innovation, craftsmanship and heritage in the fashion industry, with the first two weeks taking place in Paris at Sup de Luxe, and the following two weeks in Florence at Polimoda.

  • 2 weeks in Paris, 2 weeks in Florence
  • 4500€
  • 17 June - 12 July 2024
  • 1 month
  • EN

Sup de Luxe x Polimoda

Programme overview

This 4-week programme is a specialized course designed by two esteemed institutions with an established reputation for excellence in the world of luxury and fashion, Sup de Luxe and Polimoda. After several years of cooperation, Sup de Luxe and Polimoda have decided to pool their expertise in respective fields by creating a unique programme dedicated to innovation, craftsmanship, legacy in the fashion business, with the two first weeks spent in Paris at Sup de Luxe school and the two following weeks in Florence at Polimoda school.


An immersion in French and Italian know-how
Educational goals

This joint programme between Sup de Luxe and Polimoda is dedicated to future managers who want to implement innovative business strategies in the luxury and fashion industry.

Assessment methods

The final project is focusing on the key aspects of the course, namely innovation, craftmanship and legacy. The students are asked to work in groups to indicate an innovative strategy for an Italian or French heritage brand, this to strengthen the relationship with the younger generations who will become their main future consumers.

2 weeks in Paris

The first part of the programme, which takes place in Paris at Sup de Luxe, is especially designed to provide understanding of luxury core essence and innovation in the business of fashion:

  • • Luxury culture (French brand heritage)
  • • Brand management
  • • Process of creativity
  • • New luxuries
  • • Digital: definition, challenges and impact on luxury brand communication and social content
  • • How to create a digital and communication plan
  • • Newest practices in digital trends (Metaverse and IA)
2 weeks in Florence

This second part of the programme, which takes place in Florence at Polimoda, aims to highlight the understanding of the legacy of Italian fashion businesses in terms of values, product, and overall business management:

  • • Fashion and luxury culture
  • • Sociology of the imaginary
  • • Leather goods
  • • Merchandising planning
  • • Retail management
  • • Innovation strategies

Why should you try the Sup de Luxe x Polimoda experience?

The "Fashion Business: Legacy & Innovation" programme is an exclusive course that takes place in both Paris and Florence for a unique immersion in the craft and creation of fashion and luxury, combining the know-how of two institutes renowned for their expertise in these prestigious sectors:  Sup de Luxe & Polimoda.

Courses at Sup de Luxe and Polimoda are taught by resident professors and professionals. In addition to classes, the curriculum combines field trips to help students connect with the luxury and fashion industry.

Sup de Luxe - Paris
The pioneer of luxury training

Sup de Luxe is the reference institute in luxury business training. For almost 35 years, Sup de Luxe has developed around 2 fundamental principles: a strong relationship with the luxury sector and academic excellence (ranked No. 1 in France for the Bachelor's degree, No. 3 in France and No. 5 worldwide for the MBA).

Polimoda 1
The fashion and creativity expert

Polimoda represents high-level training in the fashion industry in an internationally recognised centre of excellence, located in the heart of one of the most important production areas of Made in Italy. Founded in 1986, over the time the institute has constantly guaranteed high standards of specialisation, consolidating its reputation as one of the world’s leading fashion schools.


At the end of the French module, participants will receive a certificate issued by Sup de Luxe, while at the end of the Italian module, a certificate will be issued by Polimoda.

Pace of the summer programme

This joint program implies 90 hours divided as follows: 45 hours in Paris including visits of iconic places, 45 hours in Florence including the origins of the Italian fashion industry.

  • 1 month (from mid-june to mid-july)
  • 2 modules (1 module France, 1 module Italy)
  • 1 final project
Key figures
for the course

(excluding accommodation, meals, flights and transport)

hours of training

split between Paris and Florence

places available

by registering before 17 May 2024

How can you join this summer programme?

Prerequisites and admission procedures
    • 3rd or 4th year undergraduate French or international students
    • Professionals possibly undergoing retraining
    • English at professional level compulsory (the entire programme is taught in English)
    • Complete the application form on this page
    • Send an application (CV and diplomas) to the programme manager, Ms Anne Flogny ([email protected])
    • Attend an oral interview via Teams

    Application deadline: 1 month before start day.

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