December 2-6, 2019 - Market Week New York Shoe Expo Venues and Member Showrooms

ARSUTORIA School 2019 Scholarship Winners Announced!

May 8, 2019

FFANY believes education has the power to strengthen and transform the footwear industry. Toward that end, we announce Sean Stockton as the winner of the 2019 Joseph C. Moore Scholarship to attend the prestigious ARSUTORIA School in Italy. A student at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT),  Sean 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 India Cohen, a student from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and this year’s  3rd place winner Griffin Hunt also ofSavannah College of Art & Design.  They both 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, Creative Director, Schwartz and Benjamin
  • Dan Friedman, President, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain,  Caleres
  • Jim Gabriel, President of Footwear Division,  Global Brands Group
  • Sofia Haberman, Vice President,  Macy’s Footwear
  • Tsering Namgyal, President,  Chinese Laundry Group
  • 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 were recognized at the June 5th industry event at Bryant Park Grill.