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.

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FBI Student Bobbi Lombardo with FBI Alumni, Creative Director and Editor of Alchemy Mag Mitch Steed.

Tan Arlidge

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!”

Cailtin Alderton

FBI STUDENT

“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

YearStudentMentorCompany
2008Sophie Kingsford-Smith Bowie Wong Bowie
2009Mitchell Steed Angela BizoglouInStyle Magazine
2010Ydonna SantosLauren Jones General Pants Co.
2011Hayley CooperCaitlin Stewart Caitlin Stewart Personal Stylist
2011Angelina IgeskaNatalie CohenCohen Et Sabine
2012Anthony El-Zakhem Michael BraggM Webster Holdings
2012Isobel Badin Kim HurwitzCapital L
2012Isobel Badin Yakira KellmanCapital L
2013Melissa MiccinattiKate Cruickshank Kookai
2014Sarah TaylorChristina HollingsworthMarcs
2015Caitlin AldertonTan ArlidgeSass and bide
2016Bobbi Lombardo Mitchell Steed Creative Director