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Saint Laurent Backs Couture Training Program

Saint Laurent Backs Couture Training Program
From WWD - July 9, 2017

Saint Laurent is the latest major fashion entity to get behind a program to nurture young talent. The company has developed what it terms a training program for couture savoir-faire in partnership with two schools, the InstitutFranaisde la Mode and the colede laChambre Syndicalede la CoutureParisienne.

The six-month program will focus on innovation and sustainability, with the first course launching in September. Essentially, its an internship at Saint Laurent headquarters with students working in the companys offices in addition to 25 days of courses held at the schools. Saint Laurent staff will work with interns from both schools in an experiential format central to which will be craft and creativity. At the end of the program in March 2018, the students will present a special project before a jury of school faculty and Saint Laurent staff.

The application process is currently underway and still open. Interested students can contact IFM and ECSCP.

Preserving our heritage while evolving and being very relevant in our epoch is a pillar of our strategy, and investing in talents is an imperative condition to build on our success even further,said Francesca Bellettini, president and chief executive officer of Saint Laurent. I am very proud of this partnership with such renowned and prestigious institutions as the IFM and ECSCP, which will greatly contribute to the implementation of our strategy.

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