Advancing The Fashion Industry By Helping Designers Of Tomorrow

For 80 years the Fashion Scholarship Fund, based in New York City, has been helping designers in the fashion industry get ahead. FSF’s mission is to encourage gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing, and business. Executive Director, Doug Evans and his board is working with 61 colleges and universities across America to bring along the next generation of designers. At this writing, no Connecticut schools have gotten involved, even though others across New England are and that includes Harvard. Evans wants to change that, he says all the schools need to do is pinpoint a mentor who will help the program along. The biggest names in retail and fashion are doing their part to mentor students, including Vera Wang, Iris Apfel and Martha Stewart.