Budding footwear designers listen up, Salvatore Ferragamo just announced a nine-month Master’s in Shoe Design course.
Danilo Venturi and James Ferragamo revealed the new partnership between Polimoda and Salvatore Ferragamo that aims to help shape the next generation of shoe designers. During the announcement, Venturi said:
“Creating a beautiful shoe is no longer sufficient; designers must be versatile and able to navigate the shifting market. The Master’s program in collaboration with Ferragamo has this goal in mind: to provide students with the skills necessary to become the next generation of shoe designers.”
The specially designed program will impart Ferragamo’s impressive legacy onto the aspiring designers. Starting in January 2019, students will get a behind-the-scenes look at production and business sectors and visit local production companies.
“Today, the fashion world must set goals, and this includes training the next generation. It is important to share our know-how with students to train them and respond to market needs,” says Ferragamo.
“I firmly believe that a career in the shoe business must be founded on a comprehensive understanding of the product: design techniques, components, materials and construction, and what better way to learn than through hands-on training in the crafting of shoes at a company that has always designed and produced them,” he adds.
The study plan covers a wide range of topics, from interpreting materials to researching innovative production techniques, new forms of merchandising management and the strategies behind collection planning.
Spending nine months surrounded by fabulous shoes, now that sounds like our kind of education.