What is Futures in Fashion Association? 

Futures in Fashion Association was founded in 2013 by students interested in design, buying, merchandising, and editorial. FIFA became a fashion platform they could utilize when connecting with previous students and current fashion professionals. In the following years, Futures in Fashion Association would grow to have over 400 members following our newsletter and social media platforms. Today, FIFA exists to help current students develop their interest in all areas of fashion and assist them in their first professional steps.

The purpose of Futures in Fashion Association is to present the University of Virginia with a forum to connect all UVA students interested in the fashion industry. Through regular meetings, organized speakers, and fashion education and career-related events, FIFA works to create an open dialogue between UVA students interested in fashion and industry professionals to raise awareness within the student body about working in the fashion industry. The goal of FIFA is to be a networking organization on Grounds where students interested in working in the Fashion Industry can meet; discuss career goals and Industry opportunities; and generally grow and learn from each other’s experiences and interests.

The Executive officers of the Futures in Fashion Association

This year’s officer board.

Current Officer Board 2018:
Spring 2018 President: Yasmin Hartary
Fall 2018 President: Sophie Bergquist
Vice President: Christine Macey
Treasurer: Elise Breen
Secretary: Libby Dondero
Event Chairs: Brandon Lee & Kelsey Cook
PR Social Media: Morgan Romero
PR Graphics: Isaac Joo
Marketing & Membership Outreach: Clare Mortenson
Webmaster: Jillian Hickey

FIFA members gather for a meeting

FIFA members conduct a virtual chat with the Director of Design at Ralph Lauren, with UVA alum Brett Wagner.

FIFA members sit on a panel in Open Grounds

A photograph captured at FIFA’s Spring Internship Panel.

FIFA's annual Bodo's and Photos event

FIFA’s annual Bodo’s & Photos event.

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