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ARSUTORIA School 2018 Scholarship Winners Announced!

May 3, 2018

FFANY believes education has the power to strengthen and transform the footwear industry. Toward that end, we announce Margarita Leano as the winner of the 2018 Joseph C. Moore Scholarship to attend the prestigious ARSUTORIA School in Italy. A graduating senior at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Margarita 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 Vivian Sredni, another student from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and this year’s two (tied) 3rd place winners Da Hye Lim of The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Michael Zhang of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).  They all have 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 at Camuto Group
  • Dan Friedman, President, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain at Caleres
  • Jim Gabriel, President, Footwear at Global Brands Group
  • Tsering Namgyal, President at Chinese Laundry
  • Wendy Sani, Sr. Director of International Course Development at ARSUTORIA
  • Joseph C. Moore:  Former president – FFANY

“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 will be recognized at the June 5th industry event at Brasserie 8 1/2.

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  • Tickets available now for the Opening Night Industry Event – June 5th!

    Join us for the annual FFANY opening night event at Brasserie 8 1/2 — located at 9 West 57th Street in the heart of Market Week.  We are excited that the 2018 Joseph C. Moore scholarship award student winner will be in attendance.  Come celebrate their success and the incredible work of the renowned Arsutoria School in Milan, Italy.

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