Elements of Design

Annual Rome Fashion Week Trip

Our Elements of Design Annual Rome Fashion Week Programme was designed exclusively for the Haute Couture Academy of Fashion, Fine Arts & Design by Linda Vercillo of Tra di Noi (  This elite program offers our HC Academy students many incredible and not-to-be-found-anywhere-else opportunities and experiences within the Italian fashion scene.

Linda has put together an amazing itinerary where students will work, learn, and experience all that the exhilarating Italian high-fashion industry has to offer.  Of course, the highlight of the trip is when our students will be backstage, working side-by-side with other industry professionals behind the scenes, with high-fashion designers during Rome Fashion Week.  This one-of-a-kind experience is incredibly illuminating and students come away from it with a depth of learning that can only be gained from such an exclusive hands-on experience.

After three or four exciting (and exhausting) days in Rome, we travel down to Calabria in southern Italy for the balance of our programme where we take part in an exciting line-up of fashion related tours, professional portfolio photo shoots (with our personally designed garments and collections), learning experiences, high-profile fashion shows, and design house and atelier tours.

With a specific look in mind, our photo shoot locations are always chosen to showcase the beauty of our “host” region.   We ensure that all our scouted photo shoot locations are completely unique and unlike anything found anywhere in Toronto and GTA. Our goal is to ensure that your personal portfolio photos are magazine worthy, showcasing your unique personal branding.

In Calabria, we host on our very own professional, high-profile fashion show with many journalists, TV personalities, clothing stores and design house scouts in attendance.  Always be ready for the unexpected at our fashion shows! Our yearly anticipated show is presided over by several distinguished jury panel members who, each year, select one young designer to attend the Camera Nazionale Giovani Fashion Designer fashion show, in Reggio Calabria, Calabria for the following year (May), during International Fashion Week!  This chance, this big break, this launch, this unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, is available ONLY and EXCLUSIVELY to HC Academy students.

Our distinguished and incomparable Elements of Design programme reflects and embodies everything that the Haute Couture Academy of Fashion, Fine Arts & Design stands for: creativity, elegance, unique, exclusive and advanced design education from trained design professionals, all while in a fun-filled learning environment, both in and out of the classroom.

Rome Fashion Week Photo Gallery

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