Attention First Year Fashion Design Students

2017:Designer Information Sheet

FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL OF CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP

SPRING 2017

Presentation of one $5000 scholarship*, or two $2500 scholarships* toward second year tuition at College of DuPage *to be determined by scholarship review committee.

In order to be eligible, the student must:

  • Participate in the Department Jury show and Main Stage show In May 2017 – entering a minimum of 3 original design garments
  • Must have a 3.2 GPA and have 6 to 45 credit hours in earned and enrolled credit hours, and have a social security number.
  • Express intention to participate in scholarship with an email to Sharon Scalise scalise@cod.edu, by Thursday April 20.  Sharon will make an appointment to preview your designs, GPA and discuss the required essay and portfolio (to be prepared for the jury show if selected).
  • Top four contenders will be notified about their opportunity to participate in the jury on Wednesday, May 1 at noon.
  • Selected participates will submit an essay stating their professional career goals as a fashion designer and their sources of design inspiration. The essay must be typed, printed and presented in a folder.
  • Be present for the Fashion Group Jury  on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1  for a 10 – 15 minutes interview  including an informal modeling of your garments for the judges.  During this time the judges will ask questions about the fabric, cost and construction techniques used in the garment.  There will also ask questions about the content of your essay and portfolio

Scholarship(s) will be awarded at the fashion show.

Questions: email scalise@cod.edu

Fashion Group International 2016

Dear Student:

The Fashion Group International of St. Louis will award up to (3) $1000 scholarships to three select students at the 2016 December Ready-To-Wear (RTW) Trend Program. The scholarships will be awarded in each of the following areas:

  1. Fashion Merchandising
  2. Fashion Design
  3. Costume Design

The winners will be notified by telephone prior to the RTW Trend Program. The scholarship recipient must be in attendance at our annual RTW Trend Program.  The date of the program is December 8, 2016. There are two qualifications for student applicants:

  1. You must be a student pursuing a fashion-related degree
  2. You must have at least one or more semesters of school to complete

The winners will be selected on their overall qualifications, including application, GPA, recommendations, resume, portfolio, and essay. Applications are due (postmarked, delivered by hand or electronically in Adobe PDF format Monday, November 14, 2016 and must be accompanied by the following:

  • Portfolio/project including a 300-word explanation essay (see question #5)
  • Two letters of recommendation (see question #6)
  • Resume with cover letter
  • Note: Winners from 2015 are not eligible to apply.
  • Note: For electronic submissions in design the winners are required to bring actual garments to the awards presentation.

Materials must have been produced within the last two academic years. Please note that neither Fashion Group International of St. Louis, Inc. nor its judges can be held liable for possible damage or loss of your work. If you are unable to pick up your materials by December 19h, 2016 please provide postage and information for us to return it to you.  Otherwise, your projects will not be returned.

Please drop off or send all scholarship materials to:

Attn: Lynne Wasson

Stevens-The Institute of Business & Arts

1521 Washington Ave.

St. Louis Mo 63103

Lwasson@siba.edu

Questions: 314-421-0949 Ext. 1406

We look forward to your submissions

Lori Coulter and Lynne Wasson, Style &Scholarship Co-Chairs

 

View more details and fill out the application provided:

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FGI Scholarship Student Guidelines

FGI Scholarship Project Guidelines 2016

The following are guidelines established to help you during this FGI Scholarship process.  The judges will follow these guidelines when reviewing your application and projects and have been instructed to follow the 2016 forms exactly.  Should you not have paperwork that states 2016 on them, please contact your professor or department head immediately since requirements might have changed from previous years.

Notes:

  • The essay should be no more than 300 words and should contain a brief description of each of the three projects
  • You must have three projects submitted to qualify for any of the three (3) possible $1,000 scholarships
  • The projects can be a professionally completed assignment/project/or paper completed in the last two academic years
  • One of the three projects can be a freelance/work/or internship related; if completed with in the two year academic timeline
  • Each project can be independent of one another
  • If chosen as a winner, the items must be presented in a professional manner and identified by title or description for the RTW event to be held on December 8, 2016.

The following list includes, but is not limited to, the possible project submissions for any or all categories.

Fashion Merchandising/Marketing:

  • Trend/Story/Mood Boards
  • Six Month Merchandising Plan
  • Quality Analysis Report
  • Assortment Plans
  • Historical Costume Analysis
  • Leadership role in a fashion coordination event
  • Product Development Project
  • Visual Merchandising Project
  • Designer Portfolio
  • Small Business Plan
  • Store Layout and Design

Design:

  • Garment Production (please include completed garment/s)
  • Sketch Portfolio
  • Textile Print Design
  • Accessory Production
  • Trend Board
  • Portfolio
  • Line Development Project
  • Sourcing Project

Costume Design:

  • Garment Production (please include completed garment/s)
  • Sketch Portfolio
  • Story Boards
  • Translation of Story to Costume

 Project Layout

 All applicants should submit all items in the following outline for review by the judges.  Those that do not place their items in the following layout will lose two (2) points from their total:

  • Application with GPA
  • Resume with GPA
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio with three (3) Items
  • 300 Word Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (please note that these cannot be from the same organization, institution, or business)
    • One from a Teacher
    • One from a Professional

All FGI St. Louis applicants will receive a certificate of participation in this process.  We will also be sending back the Judges Rubric’s to the professors for awareness.  We feel that it is important for the professors to know how their students scored as well as where there is room for improvement for future applicants.

We wish you all the best of luck and look forward to seeing the amazing work of the 2016 FGI St. Louis Scholarship applicants.

Sincerely,

Lori Coulter & Lynne Wasson, Style & Scholarship Co-Chairs

Check out the link provided: fgi-scholarship-project-guidelines-2016