Gucci has long been a tastemaker in the industry, using its century-long heritage to define a new way of dressing, and now the Italian brand is putting its influence to good use with its Changemakers programme.
Gucci’s Changemakers programme was put in place to promote a positive impact on the industry, giving support to where it’s most needed: in the future of fashion. To kickstart the initiative, Gucci finds itself in the British fashion capital of London, specifically at UAL’s London College of Fashion.
Three students all enrolled in UAL’s outreach programme, Insights, have received academic scholarships from Gucci, covering their tuition fees and offering maintenance support over the course of their 3-year BA programme. The awarded students include Joy Buckley, Fashion Public Relations and Communication, Anissa-Louisa Kerbouche, Fashion Journalism and Content Creation, and Alicia Grilli, Fashion Buying and Merchandising.
These three LCF students are the first to receive grants from Gucci’s Changemakers programme in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, building on the North American branch which has already helped over 70 students and supported over 50 non-profit organisations.
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of London College of Fashion Andrew Teverson stated “Gucci’s commitment to providing financial support to diverse, undergraduate students interested in building a career in fashion aligns perfectly with our philosophy of open and inclusive education to shape the leaders of tomorrow.” He went on to say “We look forward to celebrating all that our Gucci Changemakers Scholars achieve in the many years to come.”
Gucci continues to build on its extensive programmes, including the Changemakers Corporate Volunteering programme and another grant initiative that has been helping grassroot organisations, and therefore changing the face of tomorrow’s fashion industry.
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