SCHOLARSHIPS: FAST FASHION DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP
FAST Fashion Design Scholarship
Offered in the Fall Semester
FAST's vision is to revive the culture and production of fashion in Florence, home to many premier names of Italian design. In the midst of Florence's fast-changing, dynamic international profile, FAST wants to involve young faces from abroad to contribute and bring innovative perspectives of creativity in fashion design by offering a semester scholarship. The initiative offers a dedicated academic program in fashion and a series of fashion-oriented projects – the upcoming FAST fashion museum and yearly vintage clothing event – that the scholarship-holder will be involved in and have the opportunity to organize with the FAST staff.
No prerequisites, open to all levels and fields of study
Motivation Essay for Application:
Applicants should write a maximum of 1000 words on the following question as an essay to be submitted along with the application form:
What is the secret ingredient to the uniqueness and quality of Italian fashion? How will studying fashion in Florence evolve your design aesthetic?
- Portfolios must be in web page format online.
- 12 - 20 examples of any fashion or accessory (depending on which scholarship the applicant is submitting the portfolio for). The works should reflect the following:
- creativity, knowledge, sense of design, skill level
- if the applicant has familiarity with different areas and medium, he or she should submit pieces pertaining to them. A maximum of 20 examples will be considered, please do not submit more.
Scholarship winners are required to dedicate at least 10 hours per week throughout the semester, activities will be monitored by a coordinator.
FAST Fashion Design Scholarship – semesterly vintage sale, TA, department assistant, junior curator at FAST fashion museum.