14 posts from February 2007

Feb

26
2007

Textile Design Students Join “Chairing Styles” Exhibition

Stnt_intd_2007_crawford






In an exciting development, Textile Design students designed the fabric for this year's chic FIDM "Chairing Styles” exhibition. Each year students from the Interior Design and Fashion Design programs collaborate directly with manufacturers to develop a matching chair and clothing ensemble, both made from the same upholstery Stnt_intd_2007_all_buttoned_upfabric. In past years the “Chairing Styles” designers have used fabrics from Marimekko to denim. This year, FIDM is partnering with Cotton, Inc., who will be producing the fabric designed by students in the Textile Design program. It's a great opportunity for the students to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to the real world while exploring the relationship between the three disciplines… furniture, fabric design, Stnt_intd_2007_ikebana and fashion. This unique exhibit will be unveiled at FIDM’s “Debut 2007” Fashion Show and Gala Event. “Chairing Styles” will be on display at the FIDM Museum & Galleries after Debut.  --Kim

Feb

22
2007

All New Episode of "Living the FIDM Life!"

You saw the teaser promo, now watch the first episode

"Living the FIDM Life" is created by and starring FIDM students! In this episode, meet the boys of FIDM and see the challenges Digital Media student RJ faces making a short film about the amazing Fender Guitar project, where FIDM Graphic Design students create custom-designs for the guitars. Will he finish it in time?! Plus: find out what it's really like to go to FIDM and see what FIDM students actually wear to class. (Also, stay tuned because I'll be posting a new blog feature on Style Scoop in the next couple of days called "Campus Style.") --Kim

More Info:
* To watch more FIDM videos in a larger format, including the Fender Guitar piece, head to our YouTube Channel.
* Get the details on FIDM's Graphic Design and Digital Media programs.

Feb

22
2007

FIDM Students Design Fender Guitars

Watch as students in FIDM's Graphic Design program create custom-designed Fender guitars while students in the Fashion Design program design rock star outfits! In this video, created by a FIDM Digital Media student, you'll meet the Graphic Design and Fashion Design students, see them in action, and find out what it takes to make a project this cool a reality! --Kim

More Info:
* Watch more FIDM videos on our YouTube Channel.
* Find out more about FIDM's Graphic Design, Fashion Design, or Digital Media programs.

Feb

21
2007

Kevan Hall Participates in Children's Hospital Fundraiser

Miller1

Miller2

Miller3

Miller4

Looks by FIDM Grad and Hollywood Fashion Design favorite Kevan Hall were auctioned off at the annual Miller Children's Hospital Fashion Show and Silent Auction, reports Gazettes.com. --Kim

"Saturday, the Children’s Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, an all-volunteer fund-raising arm of Miller Children’s Hospital, will hosts its annual fashion show and silent auction. This year’s runway designs will be from famed fashion designer Kevan Hall, whose gowns have been worn on the red carpet by Vivica A. Fox, Drew Barrymore, Renée Zellweger and Felicity Huffman." (Continue reading)

Images credit: Miller Children's Hospital, Long Beach, California

More Info:
* See photos of Kevan Hall's Spring 2007 fashion show.
* Read Kevan Hall's bio in FIDM Alumni Stories.

Feb

20
2007

FIDM Grad Dresses Grammy Attendee

Leanne_1 "There were fewer Versaces and far more  elegant lady-like gowns by Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, Ungaro, Valentino and Michael Kors." Los Angeles Times

"
LeAnn Rimes wore a long eggplant-colored Monique Lhuillier that featured turquoise stones on the beaded waist. 'I loved the turquoise. I thought it was sexy and comfortable, which is the most important thing. I just felt really beautiful in it.'" The Tennessean

"Corinne Bailey Rae conveyed chic and cute in a sparkly, black strapless dress by Emporio Armani while LeAnn Rimes showed off her sexy decolletage in a plunging Monique Lhuillier number." San Jose Mercury News

More Info:
* Visit FIDM's Video Gallery to watch "Here Comes the Bride"  for some highlights from Monique's exciting career. (Video)

* Read Monique's bio in Alumni In Focus. (Article)

Feb

20
2007

FIDM Grad Dresses A-List, Reports Beverly Hills Times

Angeladean
"Angela Dean is taking the world by storm with her acclaimed designs. A loyal following of Hollywood A-listers--from Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox, and Paula Abdul, to Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight, Michael Michelle, Natalie Cole, Patti Labelle, Lil Kim, Mary Wilson and Anita Baker--Dean's design empire is fast becoming one of the hottest in the fashion world."

Fashion Designer and FIDM Grad Angela Dean is featured in Beverly Hills Times Magazine. --Kim

Feb

14
2007

Hollywood Prom

Nikkiandnick
FIDM Grad, Fashion Stylist, and It-Girl about Town Niki Shadrow and FIDM Instructor and Project Runway star Nick Verreos glammed it up for this super-cute Prom photo at Niki's celeb-studded Hollywood Prom Party. Get the details on the party at the FIDM Style Scoop blog. For the very latest in Prom style and the chance to win a dress designed by Nick Verreos for Windsor Fashions, head to PromAdvice.com.  --Kim

Feb

12
2007

Nick Verreos Update

Nick_verreos_1
FIDM Instructor and Project Runway: Season 2 star Nick Verreos will be very busy with FIDM events in 2007. In addition to attending the upcoming Debut 2007 Pre-Party and Fashion Show, Nick will be speaking at two FIDM Open Houses and our popular summer programs for High School Students, "3 Days of Fashion," on all four campuses in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, and San Diego. He'll also be serving as a Celebrity Judge for our national Designer of Tomorrow Scholarship. We'll keep you updated as events unfold! --Kim

Feb

12
2007

Custom Vespas to be Designed by FIDM Students

Vespas FIDM San Francisco's Graphic Design Students will be creating a custom look for the all-new Vespa LX. "Vespa San Francisco approached us to see if our students would be interested in creating a contemporary look for this new Vespa," reports Graphic Design Program Coordinator Lisa Hoffman.

Testdrive "The students will be designing the paint job, seat cover, and any accessories that theyMelissacrystalonbikes think complete the look of their Vespa design," she continues. The designs that best match the audience's taste (as chosen by VespaSF owners Cars Dawydiak) will be produced and put on display in their Franklin Street showroom. The remaining designs will be added to a book of custom design choices available to clients. I've always wanted a chic little Vespa scooter of my very own, haven't you? More on this exciting project as it develops!--Kim

Images by Lisa Hoffman: FIDM Students getting inspired by a Vespa bike ride, the Franklin Street showroom.

Feb

01
2007

Going Up! Marimekko Elevators

Marimeko_1

The Style Files has some great info on an elevator company that's incorporating Marimekko patterns into its design. Can you imagine a world where every elevator is as beautiful as this one? Talk about a sanctuary. (via Apartment Therapy San Francisco)

Camp_la_annex_2b4

FIDM has a rich history of collaboration with Marimekko: The ultra-modern Design Studio (right) on our L.A. campus features Marimekko fabric and our 2005 "Chairing Styles" projects were created with Marimekko fabric (left). --Kim

Stnt_intd_curtis_dsc_8604More Info:
*View more Marimekko-patterned chairs and matching gorgeous gowns from our 2005 "Chairing Styles" exhibition.
*See more pictures of the Design Studio by award-winning architect Clive Wilkinson.

(Also posted on FIDM's Style Scoop blog.)

twitter facebook tumblr youtube feed