US’ Tory Burch partners with Parsons to promote innovation05


American fashion label Tory Burch has announced a new five-year multi-disciplinary partnership with the School of Fashion at Parsons to promote and celebrate creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, across various degree programmes. The collaboration will provide students with the opportunity to visit the ateliers of Tory Burch.
The partnership also includes the formation of the Tory Burch Empowering Future Fashion Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund with a gift that will be matched to establish a $1,000,000 fund that will provide ongoing financial aid to students every year, Parsons said in a press release.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with Parsons to help provide the next generation of creative talent with the resources, guidance and opportunities they need to grow and thrive in an industry that I am passionate about,” said Tory Burch, executive chairman and chief creative officer of Tory Burch LLC. “We are honoured to work with these students—their energy, determination, and innovative spirit are incredibly inspiring.”

The Empowering Future Fashion Leaders’ collaboration will span academic disciplines in the School of Fashion at Parsons, where students in the BFA Fashion Design, MFA Textiles, and AAS marketing and communications programmes will engage with the Tory Burch brand to explore innovative solutions to design, product development and marketing challenges facing the fashion industry.

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