British Ghanaian model Adwoa Aboah in partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC) has launched a new mentoring scheme. The aim of the program is to highlight the opportunities in the industry for young people seeking careers in fashion.

Aboah who is also Ambassador for Positive Fashion for the BFC tells British Vogue that apart from being a model or a designer there are many other routes and opportunities one can pursue in the fashion industry.

There are so many components to me doing my job, whether that is modelling or the work I do outside of it. There are so many hands, minds and brains needed to get a show on the road. I think there is so much focus on being the model, being the designer – which is obviously a wonderful dream to have, but there are so many other opportunities and routes you can take if fashion is where you want to be.

The BFC says that the program empowers young people of all background to get involved in the creative industry.

The Mentoring Programme highlights the many different opportunities and careers in fashion and empowers young people from all backgrounds to get involved in the creative industries. The mentoring programme will involve five key industry mentors, coupled with one mentee each, who will work together over a period of four months. The programme is open to any young people 18+ starting their careers in the fashion industry or aspiring to do so; no academic background is required.

Applicants who are selected for the programme will get to be mentored by industry leaders including Aboah’s mother and founder of  CLM agency, Camilla Lowther, photographer, and filmmaker Campbell Addy, stylist Ibrahim Kamara, MatchesFashion.Com’s buying director Natalie Kingham, and British Vogue’s executive fashion news editor Olivia Singer.

Click here for more on the BFC website.

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