Fashion Future – Australia’s fashion destination for careers, emerging talent and fashion mentors – is launching the inaugural International MENTOR Program 2012. With 20 global experiences for all careers in fashion, design, retail, PR and the beauty industry, Fashion Future has secured over $250,000 worth of money cannot buy mentor experiences including financial support and prizes.

“I have spent the last 12 months liaising and negotiating with the world’s leading designers, fashion houses and retailers to develop an International Mentor Program for Australia’s best and brightest fashion, design and retail talent. If you are the best in your field and want to experience the uniqueness of fashion on the international stage then this opportunity cannot be missed,” says Pamela Trantalles, CEO, Fashion Future.

The Fashion Future initiative is a leading program for emerging creative talent, providing practical business foundations in the form of international networks, internships, Fashion Week access, trade events, skill development, career experience and opportunities.

Fashion houses supporting the Fashion Future International MENTOR Internship Program include:

Christian Dior
Diane Von Furstenberg
Dolce & Gabbana
Giorgio Armani
Herve Leger
Salvatore Ferragamo
Tom Ford
Viktor & Rolf

Fashion Future Global Mentor experiences include:

New York Fashion Week-2 tickets
London Fashion Week-4 tickets
Paris Trade event-2 tickets
Sportsgirl Designer Collaboration-Digital revolution
David Jones

The Fashion Future Advisory Board facilitating the selection process includes Alex Perry, David Bush-David Jones, Jackie Frank-Editor MARIE CLAIRE, Laura Anderson-Chair person-L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Kate Waterhouse-Fashion Editor Sun Herald, Claudia Navone-Fashion Consultant-Harpers Bazaar and Janine Garner – Marketing Consultant and former Group Marketing Director Oroton Group.

The 2012 International MENTOR Program is a natural evolution of Australia’s National MENTOR program. Locally, over 60 leading designers, industry professionals and Fashion businesses have come together as a united team – creating a platform to mentor, support and nurture young fashion designers.

Online registration is now open. Visit for more details. Internship applications close 21st December and the Global Fashion experience category closes 13th February 2012.

Key local supporting Industry leaders include: TAFE NSW-Sydney Institute, Sportsgirl, Charles Parsons, David Jones, Raffles Design College, ACER computers, WGSN, NSW Industry & Investment, Creative Innovation, Jurlique, Export Institute, Ragtrader, and Deloitte. International supporters included IMG Fashion New York, the British Fashion Council and London Fashion Week.