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Joseph C. Moore Scholarship - 2016

This scholarship awards one senior candidate the opportunity to attend a 13-week shoe pattern making and prototyping course at the prestigious ARSUTORIA School in Milan, Italy.

The scholarship covers free tuition and is valued at $11,700, in addition to accommodation at the ARSUTORIA residence valued at $5,000, and round trip airfare, for a total value over $17,500. The training program runs from August –  November 2016.

2016 Scholarship Winners

  • First Place: Chelsea Fu, Parsons the New School of Design, $17,500

    Chelsea won the 13 week Footwear Pattern Making and Prototyping Course at ARSUTORIA School in Milan, Italy, plus accommodation and travel.

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  • Second Place: Alice Oggionni, S.C.A.D., $3,100

    Alice won the opportunity to attend the ARSUTORIA School intensive 5-day workshop on footwear fundamentals and “The Art of Traditional Shoemaking”. This course is held in New York City, together with other industry professionals and is valued at $2500.

    Alice also received the E-Learning online training program which focuses on shoemaking and technical aspects and is valued at $600.

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  • Third Place: Isabella Bowie, Parsons the New School of Design, $3,100

    Isabella also won the opportunity to attend the ARSUTORIA School intensive 5-day workshop on footwear fundamentals and “The Art of Traditional Shoemaking” and the E-Learning online training program.

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  • At the FFANY opening night event held at Bryant Park Grill on June 6th during market week, the winners were presented their awards with many in the footwear industry in attendance.  Left photo: Joe Moore and Wendi Sani present to 1st place winner Chelsea Fu.

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    Hideki joined this year’s winners to celebrate their achievements.  Upon completing the course at Arsutoria school in 2015, Hideki was hired as a full time designer at André Assous and recently returned from factory visits to Spain & Italy for the brand.  “I am so grateful to work for André and I am learning about the shoe industry everyday. I credit the Joseph C. Moore Arsutoria School Scholarship opening the way for me” – Hideki Sato.

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    Hideki Sato celebrating with the 2016 Winners
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2016 Judging Committee

  • 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

Joe has been a distinguished force in the footwear industry, as a business leader and benefactor. He had a meteoric rise in the fashion industry where he has spent his entire career. Starting in a family owned children’s store while attending university, he followed onto Bullocks, Los Angeles then to Neiman Marcus where he introduced the Salvatore Ferragamo and Charles Jourdan lines. Joe became President and CEO of Charles Jourdan USA, then held positions at Saks Fifth Avenue where he achieved substantial success.

Joseph C. Moore
Joseph C. Moore Former President & CEO, FFANY