On Friday August 17th, Studio NAFA 2018 successfully wrapped at NAFA’s HQ in Toronto.
This year, NAFA hosted 15 students from 10 countries including China, Hong Kong, Russia, Spain, Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Argentina, USA and Canada.
Each student brought their unique background and perspective to the intensive week of technical training and practice.
Led by furrier and fashion designer, Farley Chatto, the 2018 project theme was about Modern Masters – defining the term and what being a modern master means to each student. Students were encouraged to explore fur as an art form and conceptualize each part of the project from the application to philosophy behind their designs.
Senior Fur Technician, John Kehagias lent hands-on technical knowledge and expertise to students with varied levels of fur machine experience. Each student interpreted the theme in a unique and imaginative way that became an inspiring lesson to each participant.
In addition to studio time, the students also visited Parkinson’s Mink Ranch, the Iris Van Herpen exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum and Niagara Falls.
It was truly an international experience and the fur industry has certainly gained some new modern masters for the future.
Well done Class of 2018!