April 21, 2016
FFANY believes education has the power to strengthen and transform the footwear industry. Toward that end, we announce Chelsea Fu as the winner of the 2016 Joseph C. Moore Scholarship to attend the prestigious ARSUTORIA School in Italy. A graduating student at Parsons The New School of Design, Chelsea is heading to Milan for a 13 weeks where she will learn shoe pattern making and prototyping – an award valued at $17,500! Congratulations also to 2nd place winner Alice Oggionni of SCAD – Savannah College of Art & Design and 3rd place winner Isabella Bowie of Parsons. They both won a 5-day ARSUTORIA “Art of Shoemaking” course in NYC and E-learning training, valued at $3100. A very special thank you to the renowned judging committee and their generous donation of expertise and time:
Joseph C. Moore: Former president – FFANY
Anna Bakst: President, Shoes and Accessories – Michael Kors
Wendy Sani: Sr. Director, International Course Development – Ars Sutoria
Keith Brown: President, Private Label Brands – Camuto Group
Jim Gabriel: President, Footwear – Global Brands Group
The winners along with their faculty will be recognized at the June 7th Industry event at Bryant Park Grill – Information & Tickets.
Every year, the footwear industry comes together to donate footwear and dollars to QVC presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale.” This is how you can join in to bring us steps closer to a cure for breast cancer: Tune in to QVC from 6-9 pm ET on Oct. 20 and throughout the month to shop fabulous FFANY Member brands. Attend the Gala at the Waldorf Astoria on Oct. 25 in New York. New this year, the Shoes4aCure designer shoe salon will be open to the public on Oct. 25. Snap up designer shoes at half the MSRP. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Spread the word #Shoes4aCure. Click here for more information.
Utilize the FFANY App to view the FFANY show directory, available free at the App store, simply search keyword FFANY. Locate exhibitor brands, websites, and contact information.
It’s not too early to book your hotel accommodation for the Novmeber 30 – December 2, 2016 show! Visit FFANY Hotel/Travel to secure the best pricing and flexible bookings, exclusively for FFANY attendees.