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Saks Fifth Avenue’s University Relations Program Returns to Britain

This year's projects involve Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion.

STUDYING WITH SAKS: Saks Fifth Avenue has returned to Britain this year with projects involving Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion, part of the store’s annual University Relations program. For Central Saint Martins, Saks has created a three-month customized internship that sees select students experience day-to-day life in the buying, marketing and fashion offices, as well as in the New York flagship. The three-month program runs through April.

For the second year running, Saks will partner with the London College of Fashion for its annual student footwear design competition. In the spring, each student enrolled in the Cordwainers Footwear B.A. program at the college will have the chance to submit original designs to a judging panel, and the winner will be offered a paid, 16-week internship at the retailer’s corporate offices. The winner will be selected on June 22, and start work in January in the buying and design offices at Saks’ private footwear collection.

This story first appeared in the March 12, 2014 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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