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SCHOLARSHIPS: FAST FASHION DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP

FAST Fashion Design Scholarship

Offered in the Fall Semester

Mission:

 

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.

 

Application Criteria:

 

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?

 

Portfolio Requirements:

  • 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.

Scholar Involvement:


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.

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