Chelsea Fu, a graduating senior from Parsons The New School for Design in New York was selected as the scholarship winner out of seven finalists. Fu will have an opportunity to receive advanced training in footwear design at the 13-week shoe patternmaking and prototyping course at Arsutoria, a scholarship package valued over $17,500.
Savannah College of Art and Design student Alice Oggionni was awarded second prize and Parsons student Isabella Bowie received third place. Both will have an opportunity to attend the Arsutoria 5-day intensive course on the “Art of Traditional Shoemaking” in New York City July 11-15.
All three students will gain access to the Arsutoria E-learning course, a course which provides a structural base in shoemaking before moving onto a more hands-on learning experience.
The winners will be honored at the FFANY Industry event on June 7 at Bryant Park Grill in New York during the FFANY market, June 7-9.