students win $5K international scholarships, celebrated in NYC
students from our School of Fashion Studies started 2019 off right by
celebrating impressive scholarship wins at a gala in New York City among the
likes of Martha Stewart and Ryan Seacrest.
Fashion Management students each won US$5,000 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
awards based on their strong academic performance and on case studies they
developed and presented.
YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund’s annual Scholarships Awards Dinner was held
January 10, 2019 at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan. Martha Stewart,
Ryan Seacrest and Macy’s President Hal Lawton were also honoured at the event.
Brown was the only Canadian school eligible to submit students for the
competition because its curriculum is endorsed by the American Apparel and
Footwear Association. The competition
included more than 70 schools from across the United States.
YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund winners are:
her winning case study, Courtney Mancuso chose to bring an Australian big and
tall menswear brand to the United States, using body scanning and RFID
technology to determine perfect fits for “fashion-forward men, 20-40.”
award is the opening of new doors and the opportunity to challenge myself,”
Mancuso said. “This award allows me to belong to a new community and network
within that community.”
aiming for a career in visual merchandising or product development with a large
Mikai did his case study on bringing TJX (in Canada it’s known as the parent
company of Winners, Home Sense and Marshalls) to Brazil and using omni-channel
marketing initiatives to gather data and understand local markets.
cash prize and trip to NYC are certainly great,” Mikai said, “but most of all
is the recognition for a project that I worked hard on and invested a lot of
time and effort to complete.”
hoping to work with new retail technologies in buying or allocation when he
Djukanovic focused her case study on exporting a U.K.-based brand, The White
Company, to Sweden.
aim was to create an experience-based retail space that integrates technology
and socializing to provide a more seamless and enjoyable shopping experience,”
is interested in a career in product development but notes she’s “still
evaluating all options.”
Macri also tackled an international expansion case study, looking at Canadian
brand Aritzia’s presence in the U.K.
the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund has been such a blessing for me to connect
with like-minded creatives dedicated to driving the fashion industry
forward," Macri said. “The prize money was just the tip of the iceberg
when put into perspective with the amazing network of people you now have
unending contact to as a scholar.”
is looking forward to working as an assistant buyer at the Hudson’s Bay
Company. She landed the position after an internship last summer.
Brown has truly been the driving force in providing me with the tools and
opportunities to be a part of such great initiatives that have gotten me to
where I am today,” she added.
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