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Strengthening the footwear industry through education.

Joseph C. Moore Scholarship

FFANY believes education has the power to strengthen and transform the footwear industry.  In 2015, FFANY and Arsutoria School partnered to create a scholarship program to continue to establish the foundation for expertise in our industry and to foster a new generation of footwear professionals.

The 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 prize covers free tuition valued at $11,700, accommodation at the school residence valued at $5,000, in addition to round trip airfare for a total scholarship value of over $17,500.

Each year, we look forward to helping provide further footwear design education to deserving students and we congratulate all the talented participants and winners.

Learn about Chelsea Fu and how this scholarship program is achieving the goal to develop young talent and position them for promising careers in the footwear industry.  

“I am thrilled to be a part of this initiative that supports students and honored to be on the judging committee.  It’s wonderful that FFANY continues to support the education critical to strengthening and transforming the footwear industry.” – Jim Gabriel, President of the Footwear Division at Global Brands Group and scholarship judge.


2019 Scholarship Winners

  • 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
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  • “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.

    See more photos of FFANY's 40th Anniversary Party and Scholarship Presentation
  • FFANY is pleased to 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.

    Read about Margarita's Experience in Milan
  • Selected out of six finalists, Den won the 13-week Footwear Pattern Making and Prototyping Course at Arsutoria School in Milan, Italy, plus accommodation and travel.

    Den also received the E-Learning online training program which focuses on shoemaking and technical aspects.

    Take a look at Den’s talented work and his exciting journey and experience at Arsutoria School at DenisLy.com.  Upon Den’s return to the U.S, he was hired as an Assistant Designer at DKNY footwear, a division of the G-III Apparel Group.

    “My dream is now a reality. A life filled with emotion and new experiences is a life worth living. This would not be possible without the help and support of Joe Moore, FFANY, Arsutoria, and the amazing judges.” – Den Ly

    Learn About Den's Experience at Arsutoria
  • Catching up with Chelsea:

    Chelsea Fu, winner of the 2016 scholarship, is a multidisciplinary designer born in Los Angeles, who graduated with a degree in accessories design. After attending the Arsutoria program, she returned to New York to pursue her career in women’s and men’s accessory design, specializing in leather handbags and footwear.  She is currently an Associate Footwear Designer at Sam Edelman based in NYC.

    “FFANY’s support of education gave me the opportunity to pursue my career.  I learned everything about pattern making, materials, measurements, trims, trends an styles of shoes.  The Joseph C. Moore Arsutoria scholarship allows me to branch out and network with people who share the same passion in footwear and fashion.” Chelsea Fu

     

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  • Catching up with Hideki:

    Upon completing the course at Arsutoria school in 2015, Hideki was hired as a designer at André Assous.

    “I am learning about the shoe industry everyday. I credit the Joseph C. Moore Arsutoria School Scholarship for opening the way for me.” – Hideki Sato.

    Learn About Hideki's Arsutoria Experience

2018 Judging Committee

  • Keith Brown President, Private Label Brands - Camuto Group

  • Jim Gabriel President, Footwear - Global Brands Group

  • Dan Friedman President, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain - Caleres

  • Joseph C. Moore Former president - FFANY

  • Tsering Namgyal Group President, Chinese Laundry

  • Wendy Sani Sr. Director, International Course Development - Arsutoria

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