Made in Italy
Who is This Trip For?
Made in Italy is an exciting and unique experiential experience in Florence & Milan.
It is designed to engage and inspire students providing experiences that you will take with you for the rest of your life.
We offer programs available for varying skill levels and interests, there is something for everyone to enjoy,
no matter their fashion background.
Course's Aims & Benefits
Made in Italy is specially customized to give our students a unique and unforgettable experience.
From developing new skills to exploring new worlds, there is truly something for everyone. Upon completion of the tour, participants will have gained experiential learning and language skills to do business cross culturally.
Enhancing their chances to become strong and confident members of the global business fashion world.
They will have the opportunity to explore future programs and placements and to network with potential employers, enabling them to acquire a competitive edge.
Learn the intelligence of using your hands (fashion on a plate) to create a classic Italian meal while learning about craftsmanship programs and available opportunities.
Wake up and drink a savoring cappuccino on the roof deck of your hotel overlooking the tuscan hillside and then go participate in an hour of Italian language learning for international business communication.
The whole trip is dedicated to balancing and mastering the silent art of learning international skills for business with pleasure.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
10 DAY FLORENCE & MILAN TOUR:
MADE IN ITALY
*SOME ACTIVITIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND TOUR TIMES + AVAILABILITY.
7 NIGHTS IN FLORENCE, 2 NIGHTS IN MILAN
*All tours include 24hour assistance, reservations and bookings, an insight and behind the scenes look into “Made in Italy”, the Italian language 101 business basics, and educational seminars with Italian industry professionals.
Trend forecasting-Students will use the city of Florence as a mood board and learn key methodologies of researching future insights and searching outside of the box. Observing how different zones of Florence have different styles. Hunt, identify and gather during the "style tour" that will be in some of the best shops in Florence, like "Hello, Wonderful" who focuses its production on sustainability and handmade products. "luisaviaRoma" one of the most important concept-stores in Italy. You will see the latest trends and how they influence collections.
Vintage personal Shopping experience
- Personal Image Styling & Lifestyle Photography Session- In this hyper connected time, it is important that your image reflects your brand statement and your personal style. Your online image should be a mirror of your expertise and create a link of trust with your potential clients. Go around Florence and take home 5 personal portrait photos with a lifestyle photographer.
Business Italian Language classes (targeting the language you need specifically for craftmanship and fashion sectors)
Information Session: Fashion Programs, Process for internships, insider information on Prices and applications at exclusive craft schools in Florence and Milan
Cooking class (Fashion on a Plate) & a meal at Giglio cooking school-Use your hands and create fashion on a plate and the art of cooking craft.
2 Group Tuscan Dinner
Half day of a walk about in Florence with a fashion tour guide
Gucci Museum and Garden
The Mall-luxury designer outlet in Tuscany: Shopping
Costume jewelry design workshop-polymer clay, create statement jewelery pieces
1 day in Prato- textile museum of Prato. Prato textile museum is one of the most important cultural institution for studying, preserving and adding value to the textile industry and to ancient and contemporary fashion.
Wine tasting & Tour. 2 Aperitivi - in Italy, it is quite popular to meet your friends before dinner for an “aperitivo”, which can be as simple as a cocktail, beer or a glass of wine generally served with finger food.
TRASHION WORKSHOP: Fashion4Futures exclusive course: students will be challenged to think about how they can craft a handbag design concept and collection that is both sustainable and circular. You will learn Basic handbag shapes and constructions while developing your own design aesthetic. Design and build out a merchandised handbag line to go to the marketplace, pattern making and construction skills. At the end of the course, students will present their design concepts & finished handbag for critique from sustainable industry designers!
Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) climb to the Cathedral’s terraced rooftop
“Quadrilatero della moda”, meaning “fashion quadrilateral”, where the most luxurious brands and boutiques walking tour
Workshop: the process of creating an Italian piece of fashion: starting from the sketches, through the choice of the suitable fabric and the modeling stage, to the proper sewing of the piece.
Prada museum and visits to exclusive Italian Ateliers with an Italian Fashion Designer MORE....
Where you stay
For a stay in a stunning 19th century palazzo that’s also a stylish hotel,
Fashion4Futures puts our participants at a prime locations.