April 21, 2017
FFANY believes education has the power to strengthen and transform the footwear industry. Toward that end, we announce Den Ly as the winner of the 2017 Joseph C. Moore Scholarship to attend the prestigious ARSUTORIA School in Italy. A graduating student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Den is heading to Milan for 13 weeks where he will learn shoe pattern making and prototyping – an award valued at $17,500!
Congratulations also to 2nd place winner Rebecca Drobinski of Parsons The New School of Design and 3rd place winner Jenevieve Woon of the Rhode Island School of Design. They both won a 5-day ARSUTORIA “Art of Shoemaking” course in NYC and E-learning training, valued at $3,100.
A very special thank you to the renowned judging committee and their generous donation of expertise and time:
Keith Brown: President, Private Label Brands – Camuto Group
Dan Friedman: President, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain – Caleres
Jim Gabriel: President, Footwear – Global Brands Group
Joseph C. Moore: Former president – FFANY
Wendy Sani: Sr. Director, International Course Development – ARSUTORIA
“The Joseph C. Moore Footwear Scholarship is a remarkable way FFANY supports and helps to shape the future members of the footwear industry,” said Keith Brown, President Private Label Brands at Camuto Group. “I am proud to be on the judging committee and look forward to continuing to support this education effort.”
The winners along with their faculty were recognized at the May 31st industry event on the Bryant Park Grill Rooftop.
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Retailers – it’s time to make appointments! Check out the fabulous roster of member brands participating in the upcoming New York Shoe Expo at the NY Hilton Midtown, February 6-8, and market week, February 5-9. Many NY showrooms are open all week: Monday – Friday. You can also utilize the FFANY App to download the show directory on your iPhone or iPad, available free at the App store, search keyword FFANY.
Looking to gain knowledge and skills in the world of shoemaking? FFANY is proud to partner with the experts at Arsutoria School to bring the 5-day course “The Art of Shoemaking” to Los Angeles from March 12-16. A big thank you to the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, who is offering a full scholarship ($2,500 value) to footwear industry employees looking to advance their careers through education – learn more.