Condé Nast Partners with Educational Alliance on CondéFuture

12 high school students will learn from Condé Nast’s editorial and creative teams in a New York-based pilot program.


Condé Nast has partnered with Educational Alliance to launch CondéFuture, a youth enrichment and mentorship pilot program designed for high school students in New York City.

The project was developed in collaboration with Educational Alliance, a community-based organization working with students from underrepresented communities, and the Global Content Operations team at Condé Nast including Global Head of Creative Operations Mark Lemerise and External Policy Advisor Hildy Kuryk. The New York-based pilot program aims to inspire and nurture a new generation of multimedia artists and create opportunities for them to learn from and be mentored by Condé Nast talent as they take the first steps toward college or careers.

Over the course of the two-year program, 12 high school students will participate in weekly lessons and activities covering photography, fashion styling, creative writing, talent scouting, digital media and more. These lessons are led by Condé Nast’s creative and editorial teams and assisted by teaching professionals with experience working alongside community-based organizations and youth development.

Students will apply what they learn by sourcing stories, creating photo and video content, casting mock cover shoots and creating mood boards for styling spreads. The program will culminate in a final project that showcases each student’s portfolio.

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design launches advisory council

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design is delighted to announce the launch of its Advisory Council, consisting of renowned industry leaders.

The council members will help to guide curriculum developments to ensure the College is attuned to the industry needs on a global scale and supporting the next generation of talent.

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design has a unique offering through its combination of excellent academic outcomes and being inside one of the world’s leading media companies with access for its students to some of the best industry practitioners.

The Advisory Council will be chaired by Edward Enninful OBE, Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue & European Editorial Director, Vogue. Enninful, who is a champion for new and diverse talent, comments: “I am honoured to chair the Advisory Council for the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design. The College is committed to creating a global education experience for the next generation and I am excited to go on this journey with them to nurture and discover future talent, along with the esteemed members of the Advisory Council.”

Accompanying Edward Enninful on the Advisory Council are leading industry figures who will bring unparalleled insights and expertise to the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design and its students:

Caroline Rush Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council

Donatella Versace Chief Creative Officer, Versace

Fabien Baron Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Baron & Baron

Grace Coddington Creative Director

Naomi Campbell International Supermodel, Activist and Philanthropist

Roberta Annan Businesswoman, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Founder African Fashion Foundation

Sarah Mower Chief Critic at and BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent

Suzy Menkes Leading Fashion Authority

Victoria Beckham Fashion Designer and Creative Director

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design offers over 30 programmes both on campus and online including seven masters level programmes, a fast track BA, a selection of online programmes, as well as short one week courses and other accredited courses. The wide range of programmes available at the College allow for a tailored education and can be accessed around the world. Through the support of the Advisory Council there will also be a new scholarships fund to bring education opportunities to a wider audience.