The FBI Mentor Program is a selective program whereby a student is paired with a Fashion industry mentor according to their career aspirations. The mentor provides guidance and advice throughout a series of meetings and an ongoing relationship is developed.
The Mentor helps the student clarify their goals and the necessary steps they need to take to achieve them through a series of mentorship meetings.
FBI Student Bobbi Lombardo with FBI Alumni, Creative Director and Editor of Alchemy Mag Mitch Steed.
Visual Merchandise Manager at Sass & Bide
“Caitlin Alderton is an extremely competent and enthusiastic student. Upon meeting her, I immediately knew she had a spark which would grow with mentoring and guidance. She has such a passion for VM and the fashion industry, I know she will go far! It has been a great experience for the both of us!”
“Participating in the Mentorship program was an unforgettable experience. Being paired with the Visual Merchandising Creative behind Sass and Bide, gave me the opportunity to have direct industry access and experience. It provided me with the chance to talk, not only about my professional dreams and goals, but how to develop my personal skills as well, in order to be successful. Having someone working in your chosen field that can guide you and give you confidence in yourself is invaluable experience, and the lessons i learnt, I will carry for life.”
List of Students & Mentors
|2008||Sophie Kingsford-Smith||Bowie Wong||Bowie|
|2009||Mitchell Steed||Angela Bizoglou||InStyle Magazine|
|2010||Ydonna Santos||Lauren Jones||General Pants Co.|
|2011||Hayley Cooper||Caitlin Stewart||Caitlin Stewart Personal Stylist|
|2011||Angelina Igeska||Natalie Cohen||Cohen Et Sabine|
|2012||Anthony El-Zakhem||Michael Bragg||M Webster Holdings|
|2012||Isobel Badin||Kim Hurwitz||Capital L|
|2012||Isobel Badin||Yakira Kellman||Capital L|
|2013||Melissa Miccinatti||Kate Cruickshank||Kookai|
|2014||Sarah Taylor||Christina Hollingsworth||Marcs|
|2015||Caitlin Alderton||Tan Arlidge||Sass and bide|
|2016||Bobbi Lombardo||Mitchell Steed||Creative Director|
|2017||Margo McColl||Alison Rice||Allure Media|
|2018||Jackson Hopkins||Kellie Wright||Merchandise Manager|
|2018||Mackenzie Galea||Lauren Jones||Senior Fashion Buyer|
|2018||Amber McDonald||Tonia Bastyan||Brand Design Consultant|
|2019||Abby Marks||Becky Cooper &||Bec + Bridge|