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The textile story for Fall 2014 is bright color and bold pattern. Abstract and figurative prints and patterns in primary colors splash into every arena: interiors, fashion, art, design, and architecture. Bright hues of vibrant red, magenta, mimosa yellow, container green, and bottle blue excite the eye and the senses.

Patterns that display a color code of numbers, letters, and symbols infused with buoyant, optimistic brights catch the eye. Interior and fashion fabrics display carnival-esque play. Slashes of color bring out texture against texture. Sexy reds from bubble gum to crimson pair up with warm Black Tea, the new neutral.

Interest in travel to distant planets inspires a sci-fi viewpoint, with amber, plum, and the new shade of deep charcoal, Cloak Gray.

by Cynthia Aaron/Textiles & Materials Specialist/FIDM Library

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Alex

FIDM Graduate Chris Gimeno Chollet, the founder and creative director of Alexander 1922, the menswear brand "for the modern dandy," will be hosting a cocktail party and fashion event at STK Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Ready-to-wear items will be available for purchase and bespoke specialists will be on hand to take measurements for custom pieces. 

You may RSVP for the event here

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Obama

Last week, Michelle Obama hosted a group of American designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Jenna Lyons, Phillip Lim, Thom Browne, and FIDM Graduate Kevan Hall (pictured below with Rachel Roy), among others. The First Lady's Reach Higher Fashion Education Workshop was held in the East Room at the White House. Designers met and mentored aspiring fashion designers to continue their education. "I was honored to be invited to this incredible event where Michelle Obama celebrated American fashion," Hall said. 

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Samsung

The Career Center recently hosted wardrobe supervisor Amy Wallenberg, who was working on a Samsung Fashion Week commercial. She viewed the work of eight students and hired Fashion Design major Ally Parel. "They called me in to work on-set and I did illustrations for them," Ally explains of the upcoming spot. "I also made makeup templates for the set as well as model spec sheets and cards." 

 

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Get to know FIDM Social Ambassador Zoya Sultan, a Merchandise Product Development at our Orange County campus. Follow Zoya on Twitter @FIDM_Zoya for live updates about her life as a student at FIDM.

Q&A with Zoya:

Hometown: “Irvine, CA.”

Describe your style: “My style can be defined as trendy, simple, yet somewhat edgy. I like to play it by ear when it comes to picking outfits and see how I feel that day. My wardrobe consists of neutral colors but I accessorize with bright colors to create contrast.”

Currently listening to: “Currently I am obsessed with 'Bang Bang,' by Jessie J, 'Black Widow,' by Rita Ora, and 'All That Bass,' by Meghan Trainor. I prefer songs that have upbeat rhythms that make you dance. I also listen to Bollywood music at times and bring out my other side.”

Favorite brands: “My favorite brands include Express, Michael Kors, and Chanel. They all employ neutral colors with a colorful edge which adapts to my style. Express is professional with an edge, Michael Kors is a staple for accessories, and Chanel is feminine chic.”

An icon who inspires you: “Coco Chanel. Her bold attitude and timeless elegance are qualities I strive to acquire. Her forward thinking and ability to predict trends for women’s wear is a talent I hope to master in the future.”

Favorite place to eat: “My favorite place to eat in Irvine would have to be at Cha for Tea. It's a laid back place for informal dining and highly known for their boba, which is one of my favorite drinks. The place holds a relaxed and upbeat vibe which is a bonus.”

Dream job: “My dream job is to own my own clothing brand one day and have my store in South Coast Plaza, as well as globally. I wish to be featured during Paris Fashion Week and become a designer mentioned alongside Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors.”

Best advice for FIDM Students: “My advice to future FIDM Students would be to always show up for class and to avoid procrastination no matter how tempting it might seem. The work load definitely catches up with you and then you regret delaying. Enjoy every second of FIDM.”

OC’s best kept secret: “Irvine's best kept secret would have to be all the places where you get the best view of the city. For example, Suicide Hill gives you a full view of the city but my friends came to know of it just last year and we've lived here for 12 years!”

Your FIDM experience in three words: “Surprising, unleashing, and inspirational.”

You know you went to FIDM when… : “you wake up and check Snapchat at 4:00 in the morning and your friends are scramming to finish their projects due at 9:30 the same day. Granted, you have to finish your projects too which is why you're up in the first place.”

Connect with Zoya:

Twitter: @FIDM_Zoya

More about Zoya:
“Funny, outgoing, and clumsy: Three words that basically describe me, Zoya Sultan. I am a current Product Development student at FIDM. As an individual, I tend to believe I’m a unique mix but on some level, I believe everyone thinks that. I am a stylist, a choreographer, a dancer, and a designer. Over the last 4 years, I participated and won Project Runway Irvine, styled various clients through friends and family, and choreographed as well as performed in 4 weddings. Therefore, some might say I am on the artistic side of the spectrum. However, I like to keep up with my intellectual side and therefore strive to work hard and earn As in school. I mean Bs are fine too. Furthermore, my horrible jokes and humorous attitude tend to entertain my peers and therefore my life has been highly entertaining so far. Teaching 9th graders at a religious school have been a challenge in itself due to the small difference in age. Furthermore, I just started working at PINK and currently my life has been a roller coaster. Clearly, starting at FIDM was a new chapter in my life and recently I have been adapting to all the different changes such as having a job and teaching. So far I am thoroughly enjoying my experience and learning new things on this journey. Therefore at the end of the day, I am just another student trying to get by, but I’m living each and every second of it because you never know what might come up next.”

More about FIDM Social Ambassadors:

The FIDM Social Ambassador program is a team of FIDM Students who blog, tweet, vlog, photograph, and discuss their first-hand FIDM experience on social media. To apply to be a member of the FIDM Social Ambassador program, click here. Get to know more FIDM Social Ambassadors here.

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Meet FIDM Social Ambassador Zoya Sultan

Get to know FIDM Social Ambassador Zoya Sultan, a Merchandise Product Development at our Orange County campus. Follow Zoya on Twitter @FIDM_Zoya for live updates about her life as a...

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The textile story for Fall 2014 is bright color and bold pattern. Abstract and figurative prints and patterns in primary colors splash into every arena: interiors, fashion, art, design, and architecture. Bright hues of vibrant red, magenta, mimosa yellow, container green, and bottle blue excite the eye and the senses.

Patterns that display a color code of numbers, letters, and symbols infused with buoyant, optimistic brights catch the eye. Interior and fashion fabrics display carnival-esque play. Slashes of color bring out texture against texture. Sexy reds from bubble gum to crimson pair up with warm Black Tea, the new neutral.

Interest in travel to distant planets inspires a sci-fi viewpoint, with amber, plum, and the new shade of deep charcoal, Cloak Gray.

by Cynthia Aaron/Textiles & Materials Specialist/FIDM Library

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From the FIDM Library: Textiles & Materials Quarterly

The textile story for Fall 2014 is bright color and bold pattern. Abstract and figurative prints and patterns in primary colors splash into every arena: interiors, fashion, art, design, and...

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