Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Big Brand "Gucci" begins scholarship program specially for Korean Students

Italian fashion house Gucci will start accepting applications for its five-year scholarship initiative.

“The Gucci Scholarship Program” will award bursary aid to five Korean university students majoring in fashion-related fields.

The program is organized in partnership with the Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF).

Applicants must be four-year college fashion students in their first, second or third year. All candidates must submit their applications via KOSAF’s website through Nov. 16. After the initial screening, 15 applicants will be called for a second test, slated for Dec. 8

The contestants will be judged on their ability to design a women’s bag and present their work at the test. The brand’s creative director Frida Giannini will select the winners in January after screening their designs, innovativeness and practicality.

Giannini visited Korea in April and gave a special talk in front of about 450 seniors at Hongik University in Seoul. Fashion design/textile art professor Gan ho-seob from the university also participated in the event.

Those selected will also be offered the opportunity to visit Gucci’s leather goods factory in Florence and a fashion show in Milan.

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