The Luxury Education Foundation (LEF) is thrilled to be celebrating its 10th year of innovative educational programs in collaboration with Columbia Business School and Parsons The New School for Design.

Since its launch in 2005, LEF has connected over 500 students to 36 leading luxury companies, and the event will serve as an occasion to celebrate these collaborations, where students and executives alike have benefited from the exchange of creative ideas in practical settings. For 10 years, LEF has offered a unique format of executives of luxury brands and students collaborating closely.

The LEF 10th Anniversary celebration will take place on March 23rd, 2015 and is expected to draw 350 key influencers from the luxury industry, LEF CEOs and senior executives, luxury professionals, and former students of Parsons the New School for Design and Columbia Business School.

In conjunction with the launch of LEF's 10th program celebrating craftsmanship, come and discover LEF Artisans Week, which will be held Tuesday, March 24th to Friday, March 29 where participating companies will host in-store events with artisan demonstrations or other type of events that illustrates the craftsmanship behind the brand.

Artisans Week Schedule:

March 24th: Lalique, Ferragamo
March 25th: Lalique, Ferragamo
March 26th: Lalique, Graff, Ferragamo
March 27th: Lalique, Ferragamo
March 28th: Ferragamo
March 29th: Ferragamo

For press inquiries, any other questions related to the event or LEF Programs, please contact us at info@luxuryeducationfoundation.org or call 212-734-4594


Established in December 2004, the Luxury Education Foundation is a public not-for-profit organization that focuses on educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students in Design and Business related to the creation and marketing of luxury goods. LEF programs provide students with various platforms to engage with senior executives in leading luxury firms to understand and appreciate the unique properties of this industry.

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