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Supporting the future success and growth of the Global Fashion Industry - the talent, skill and diversity - is what drives us here at Fashion Future.

In 2012 we launched the inaugural International Mentor Program - an opportunity for 20 emerging talents from the global fashion, design, beauty and retail industry to gain experience on the international stage with world-renowned design houses and retailers in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Join us at some of the highest profile fashion events in the world and be a guest at one of the 'big four' international catwalk influencers.

Fashion Future has a range of Global Fashion Opportunities-these cover ALL careers and emerging talent in the fashion industry from design, PR & Marketing, sales, visual merchandising and creative.

The key is - are you wanting to develop your skills and gain a unique international experience in your chosen field? If so APPLY NOW.

The Fashion Future Advisory Board: Alex Perry, David Bush- formerley at David Jones, Kate Waterhouse-Fashion Editor Sun Herald, Janine Garner- Marketing Consultant and Claudia Navone-Fashion Consultant-Harpers Bazaar.

Fashion Future International MENTOR Program Guidelines

Key Dates +
Applications open: 1st March 2015

International Internships
Applications close: 1st April 2015
Winners announced:15th May 2014

International MENTOR Experiences
Applications close: Rolling Applications
Winners announced: TBA

Applications and portfolios shortlisted by Fashion Future will be reviewed by the advisory board and submitted for revision by the International fashion houses and MENTORS.

In some instances, candidates may be required for an interview via skype or teleconference.

GLOBAL MENTOR opportunity Criteria +
There are 2 categories: student/recent graduates and ‘emerging talent’/designers

STUDENTS-must be between 18 to 29 years of age
Currently be enrolled and pursuing studies at a degree/or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution or have graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to his or her exchange visitor program start date.

EMERGING TALENT/Business MENTOR Opportunity- applicants must demonstrate a solid fashion business or fashion career.

The recipient will be allocated a GLOBAL Internship or GLOBAL FASHION EXPERIENCE tailored to the recipient's specific abilities/aspirations within the industry.

Duration +
The internship(s) will be a minimum of 3 months – 6 months. Commencement of the internship must be within twelve months of the recipient being notified. Please check criteria for each Global internship opportunity.

The length of the Global Fashion opportunities will vary depending on the experience offered by the International MENTOR.

Please check the criteria for each Global MENTOR opportunity.
Prizes +

There will be 20 GLOBAL Fashion experiences awarded

10 Global internships +

10 Global fashion experiences in

New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Fashion Future has secured a range of financial, product & business support.

The 20 winners will each receive an ACER Tablet.

New York and London Fashion Weeks and the Paris Trade event include:
flights and 5 nights accommodation as part of the Global Mentor experience.

Recipients are responsible for all other expenses incurred.

Responsibilities +
Fashion Future will actively support and provide guidance for the 20 successful applicants during their GLOBAL FASHION EXPERIENCE and remain in constant contact and consultation with the MENTOR and the winner.

The 20 recipients will be ambassadors of the International Fashion Future MENTOR Program 2015.

The 20 successful recipients will also represent the International MENTORS and the SPONSORs and must conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.

The 20 recipients will be involved in and part of the Fashion Future International MENTOR Program social media campaign

Evaluation criteria +
Applicants must:
  • demonstrate vision, skill, creativity, innovation and business acumen.
  • complete the questionnaire and attach the required documents.
  • where appropriate demonstrate career and business credibility.
Application Process +
Following an initial review, a short list of applicants will be selected by the Fashion Future Advisory board and may either be invited to participate in one-on-one interviews conducted in Sydney, via SKYPE for international candidates or via Teleconference by the International MENTOR.

Applicants will be notified if they have been short-listed for interviews. And names will be posted on the Fashion Future social media sites. The judges' decisions are final. Fashion Future will not give feedback on unsuccessful applications. All applications submitted become property of Fashion Future and will not be returned.

Administration fee applys.

Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions.

Please do not hesitate to contact Fashion Future if you have a question.