Thursday, 26 November 2009

Gucci Group sponsor a Ph.D. Scholarship


In response to 21st Century concerns and the rapidly evolving luxury market, the Gucci Group will sponsor a Ph.D. Scholarship that will explore the potential of new technology in answering the call for sustainability in the challenging context of fashion and textiles.


The First ‘Gucci Group Ph.D Scholarship' is aimed at promoting creativity and innovation to define what future luxury may be in a fashion and textile context, with sustainability in its core.


Gucci Group believe that cutting edge design, science and material innovation hold the key to developing new methods and processes that will assist in defining the future of craft and manufacturing, and help ensure the future for luxury brands that will take into account environmental concerns and climate change.


The Ph.D. Scholarship will be hosted by Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and supported by the Textile Futures Research Group (TFRG) at the University of the Arts London (UAL).


Linked to TFRG, the Ph.D. Scholar will join a community of research students (http://textilefuturesphd.blogspot.com/) and specialist researchers and practitioners with internationally recognised expertise in wide ranging and related projects. For more information on the research studentship / PhD application process : www.tfrg.org.uk/studentships


The seminar for MA students aims to explore a few of these established projects and working processes that incorporate new design methods and sustainability at their core.



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