International fashion mentoring program
21 November 2011
Fashion Future - Australia’s No.1 Fashion Destination for Careers, Emerging Talent and Fashion Mentors is launching the inaugural International Mentor Program 2012.
With 20 global experiences for all careers in fashion, design, retail, PR and the beauty industry, the mentoring program is offering $250,000-worth of mentor experiences, including financial support and prizes.
“I have spent the last 12 months liaising and negotiating with the world’s leading designers, fashion houses and retailers to develop an International Mentor Program for Australia’s best and brightest fashion, design and retail talent. If you are the best in your field and want to experience the uniqueness of fashion on the international stage then this opportunity cannot be missed,” says Pamela Trantalles, CEO, Fashion Future.
The Fashion Future initiative is a program for emerging creative talent, providing practical business foundations in the form of international networks, internships, Fashion Week access, trade events, skill development, career experience and opportunities.
Fashion houses supporting the Fashion Future International Mentor Internship Program include: Balenciaga; Christian Dior; Diane Von Furstenberg; Dolce & Gabbana; Giorgio Armani; Herve Leger; Prada; Salvatore Ferragamo; Tom Ford and Viktor & Rolf.
Examples of the 'mentor experiences' include:
- New York Fashion Week-2 tickets
- London Fashion Week-4 tickets
- Paris Trade event-2 tickets
- Sportsgirl Designer Collaboration-Digital revolution
- Sportsgirl Designer Collaboration
- Many more
The Fashion Future Advisory Board facilitating the selection process includes Alex Perry, David Bush (David Jones), Jackie Frank (Editor MARIE CLAIRE), Laura Anderson (Chairperson L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival), Janine Garner (Marketing Consultant and former Group Marketing Director, Oroton Group) and Claudia Navone (Fashion Consultant, Harpers Bazaar).
The 2012 International Mentor Program is a natural evolution of Australia’s National Mentor program. Locally, over 60 leading designers, industry professionals and Fashion businesses have come together as a united team – creating a platform to mentor, support and nurture young fashion designers.
Online registration is now open. Internship applications close 12th December and the Global Fashion experience category closes 13th February 2012.
Key local supporting Industry leaders include: Fashion Design Studio-Tafe, Sportsgirl, Charles Parsons, David Jones, Raffles Design College, ACER computers, WGSN, NSW Industry & Investment, Creative Innovation, Jurlique, Export Institute, Ragtrader, and Deloitte. International supporters included IMG Fashion New York, the British Fashion Council and London Fashion Week.
For further information - email Emanuella