50 posts from November 2011

Nov

30
2011

Fashion Design Grad to Intern for Jean Paul Gaultier

P8Braun12-17-09Fashion Design Alumnus Nathan Braun, who won the Fashion Designer of Tomorrow Award at FIDM, is going to intern for the public relations department of Jean Paul Gaultier in New York City.

Nathan, a former high school football player, interned with Kevan Hall Designs for two quarters while in school and currently works at Mood Fabrics.

Nov

30
2011

Business Management Alumna Speaks to Students at OC Campus

11244j_Alisia Carrera_DSC_9482Business Management and Merchandise Product Development Alumna Alison Carreon recently returned to FIDM to speak to students at the Orange County campus. She talked about landing internships with The Donegar Group, a trend forecasting company, and Saks Fifth Avenue while still in school. "One of the most valuable lessons FIDM instilled in me is that we live and work in a world that revolves around truly connecting with people," she explains. "Returning to FIDM to interact with the Premier Product Development students at the OC Campus was a wonderful and rewarding experience."

After graduation, Alison worked for Forever 21 and was then recruited back to The Donegar Group to work as a Market Analyst. She then reconnected fellow FIDM Alumna Amy Nicole Bernstein, who is the co-founder and stylist for Wardrobe Wear. Alison and Amy have partnered with Rebecca Jonah to launch an exciting digital fashion community, Wear to Click, coming in early 2012.

Nov

29
2011

Alumna to Debut First Fashion Show in Phoenix

Cb_image2_0_4ebdbaf09717aAlumna Courtney Leigh will showcase her designs in Phoenix as the featured clothing fashion artist at Rawk by Raw Artists on December 9, 2011 at The Duce.

Since graduating from FIDM, Courtney has been a costume designer for several local theaters and events, including Phoenix Theatre and Theater Works, Fear Farm, and Phoenix ComiCon.

Nov

28
2011

What's New, What's Hot: Sarah Burton is Designer of the Year, Felicity Jones Snags D&G Beauty

Sarah Burton British Fashion AwardsAlexander McQueen Creative Director Sarah Burton attended the British Fashion Awards last night and accepted the British Fashion Council's highest accolade: Designer of the Year for 2011. Burton, the protegee of the late Alexander McQueen, designed the much-buzzed about gown Kate Middleton wore for her royal wedding to Prince William.  The British Fashion Council said Burton "has allowed McQueen's legacy to live on while still giving her own twist of creative genius to a collection that has outshone its rivals on and off the catwalk." Victoria Beckham and Stella McCartney also took home the Designer Brand Award and Red Carpet Award, respectively.

 

Like Crazy actress Felicity Jones is the new face for Dolce & Gabbana Felicity Jonescosmetics. The twenty-eight year old British star is replacing the brand's current face, Scarlett Johansson, with a spring makeup collection campaign launching in January 2012.

Nov

27
2011

Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Wants to be a Fashion Stylist

HaleysJust Accepted Visual Communications Student Haley Elizabeth Castro is a southern California native who has had her sights set on FIDM for a long time. She has been a leader since junior high school and was given the "Young Hero of Fullerton" award by the mayor.

"I have been interested in FIDM since I was a freshman in high school, and I couldn't be happier that my dream is finally coming true. I am a hardworking, passionate, and determined young woman. I have had my eyes set on FIDM for years, and I would do anything possible to one day attend this school."

Read the entire interview at FIDM's FashionClub.com Daily Blog.

Nov

23
2011

Wednesday FIDM Student Spotlight

Kelly zepedaKelly Zepeda

Major: Merchandise Marketing

Where did you go to school? Huntington Park HS, LA

Why did you choose FIDM? FIDM is the place to be for fashion in LA. It’s the go-to school.

What do you love about your major? I like the business side. I want to be involved with the fashion industry.

Nov

21
2011

What's New, What's Hot: 100 Episodes of Gossip Girl, a Valentino Virtual Museum

Blake Lively Gossip Girl 100th episodeStars of the hit CW series Gossip Girl feted the show's milestone 100th episode at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City over the weekend. The episode, which will air on Monday, January 30, 2012, will center around Blair Waldorf's (Leighton Meester) royal wedding to Prince Louis of Monaco. Among the famous faces seen at the party were Meester (in Balmain), Blake Lively (in Marchesa), Hugo actress Chloe Moretz (in Stella McCartney), and runway-model-on-the-rise Karlie Kloss.

 

If it seems you're never in the same city as whatever buzzed about fashion exhibition is happening Valentino virtual museumat whatever hot museum you'll be glad to know that the Valentino Garavani (you know him as just Valentino) Virtual Museum is "opening" on December 5. The site will showcase over 300 of Valentino's most celebrated designs over the past 50 years, including the couture dress Jaqueline Kennedy wore when she wed JFK. The exhibition will feature design notes and sketches with each 3-D image, plus a media library containing ad campaigns, red carpet photos, editorials, fashion show videos, and more.

Nov

17
2011

FIDM Digital Media Grad Works on Video Game Trailers for "Assassin’s Creed" and "Call of Duty"

The latest headlines from the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog:

November is the month for video game releases so it comes as no surprise to see game trailers, banners, and other interactive ad campaigns flooding the Internet during this time of year. Ever wonder how these trailers are made?

FIDM Digital Media Alumnus, Justin “Jay” Trumbull,  is quite familiar as a Games Footage Capture Coordinator at leading entertainment advertising agency,  The Ant Farm. Trumbull oversaw the production for two trailers for the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations game that debuted this week. And, yes… Trumbull gets to play the video games before they are released to the public! Read more about Trumbull here.

Did you know that every Monday is “Motion Monday” on the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog? Check back every week for motion graphics and digital media  inspiration.

Industry Feature: The Birth of New Brand- Tips from a Creative Director on Design & Strategy

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It takes more than great design to develop a brand’s identity. In an interview with FIDMDigitalArts.com, a Vancouver-based graphic designer, creative director and brand strategist, Neel Singh, provides insight into the development of a new brand called U RISE.

“Remember a brand never starts with a logo or an identity. If you are asked to design an identity for a client, be sure they clearly understand who their brand is, why it matters and what its message is,” says Singh. Read more here.

Follow FIDMDigitalArts.com on Twitter (@FIDMDigitalArts).

Visit FIDMDigitalArts.com and the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog for more information about FIDM's Digital Media and Graphic Design programs. 

Nov

17
2011

Alumna Marina Toybina is Costume Designer for X Factor

MarinaAlumna Marina Toybina has seen her creations on everyone from Britney Spears and Katy Perry to Pink and Miley Cyrus. She is currently the costume designer on X Factor, where she sometimes has only days to turn around up to 140 costumes.

What do you love about your job with X Factor?
I feel very honored to have this opportunity. To be surrounded by incredible talent and in the company with the best-of-the-best in this industry is truly a priceless experience. I get to create magic and visual art with my team every week. How could anyone, especially in my field, ask for anything more?

What have been some recent challenges and highlights?
The long hours and the faster-than-the-speed-of-light turn-arounds have been a bit hectic from time to time, but overall, every show is its own highlight. The dancers are incredible to work with, my team is my rock, the creative directions are artistically fulfilling, and the experience to create and recreate is simply beautiful. 

GypsyHeart_signedSketch1How did FIDM help prepare you for this fast-paced career? FIDM provided the fundamentals and the tools I needed to understand my own strengths and weakness. The discipline and dedication I experience on daily basis comes from my studies, hard work and the knowledge that I have acquired throughout the years.

What would you tell a student who dreams of being a successful costume designer?
Stay true to your vision, yourself, and your craft. Never stop growing, learning, and teaching. Learn from your mistakes and smile always while undergoing challenges and tough times. Art will always set you free.

 

Nov

16
2011

Visual Communications Student Places in Sephora-Sponsored Contest

Picture 1FIDM San Francisco Student Florence Tang placed third in the Visual Merchandising category of PAVE's 2011 Student Design Competition, sponsored by Sephora. FIDM Instructor Teresa Lehane ran the project in her Advanced Digital Imaging class.

In addition to winning a $1,500 prize, she was invited to and will attend the 15th Annual PAVE Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, along with Department Coordinator Lisa Hoffman.

 

Nov

16
2011

Digitaria Visits FIDM San Diego

FIDM_BlogOn November 2, 2011, the full-service digital marketing and technology firm Digitaria presented, "Digital Trends in Design, Entertainment, and Social Media" at the San Diego campus. The successful event drew Alumni, Students, Faculty, and industry pros.

From the Digitaria blog:

"Digitaria’s hip headquarters is the 12th floor of DiamondView Tower in downtown San Diego, but the third floor of our building, home to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s San Diego campus, is hands down the building’s trendiest. Bright colors, open design, plush comfortable furniture, a library and large outdoor seating area -- what’s not to like?"

Nov

16
2011

Alumna Worked on Costumes For New Superman Film

SupermanSuperman: Man of Steel doesn't hit theaters until 2013, but FIDM Fashion Design Alumna Ashli Pingry has already worked on costumes for the anticipated film. "In the art department, I was putting finishing touches to the pieces for all of the suits, which required extreme attention to detail," she says of her freelance job at Frontline Costume Design Studio. "In fabrication, I helped apply a special glue that would help the parts of the suits stay on. This was a very important detail since the costumes would be subject to a lot of wear and tear through shooting."

Ashli is now working at another costume shop creating pieces for resorts and theme parks and she continues to do wardrobe and costume design for indie films, but she will always remember her Superman experience fondly. "I am a huge super hero fan, so working at Frontline was like a dream come true," she adds. "Before I worked there, I would always go to the FIDM Museum exhibits and look at all of the superhero costumes wondering how in the world they were made. I got to see all parts of the process at Frontline and it was amazing."

Nov

16
2011

Frontline Design Visits FIDM Film & TV Costume Design Classroom

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How amazing would it be to make costumes for some of the most exciting superhero films imaginable? FIDM Film & TV Costume Design Students found out when Frontline Design, a company that creates costumes for major motion pictures such as Spiderman and the upcoming Superman movies, visited their classroom. Frontline Design gave students an up-close look at some of the costumes and talked about how they're produced. For more photos, visit the FIDM Flickr page.

Nov

15
2011

Attend the "Bill Cunningham New York" Screening at the Getty

Bill Cunningham New York"We all get dressed for Bill." -- Vogue editor Anna Wintour

For over thirty years photographer Bill Cunningham has chronicled the fashion trends of some of the world's best-known celebrities (think Greta Garbo and the aforementioned Anna Wintour) and the street styles of random New Yorkers, all from the seat of his Schwinn bicycle.

On November 30, 2011, the Getty Museum is hosting a free screening of "Bill Cunningham New York," a documentary about the man, his camera, and his bike. A discussion with Philip Gefter, the film's producer, will follow the screening. Go here for more info on this free event. --Angel

Nov

15
2011

Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Wants to Organize Runway Shows

FidmRecently Accepted Visual Communications Student Akriby M. Lopez has a passion for FIDM and the fashion industry. She hopes to one day organize runway shows and photo shoots for leading designers and plans to pursue a masters in New York City after graduating from FIDM.

"Every single event, course, characteristic, activity, and opportunity that FIDM has is a dream come true. I can't see myself anywhere else and I haven't even started my first year at FIDM. FIDM, I truly believe, fits me perfectly from head to toe. One specific jaw dropping fact about FIDM is its support and involvement with each individual student. The application process was so different, and by different I mean amazing."

Read the entire interview at FIDM's FashionClub.com Daily Blog.

Nov

15
2011

Yotam Solomon to Appear at Pacific Design Center Tomorrow

51AO9zlsoSL._SL500_AA300_On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm, Yotam Solomon will be the special guest at a panel of top L.A. fashion designers discussing "From the Runway to the Retailer: What Inspires a Trend." The Fashion Group International event will be held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

Tickets may be purchased here.

Yotam is also featured in New on the Catwalk, a new book featuring the collections of emerging fashion labels. 

Nov

14
2011

What's New, What's Hot: Olsen Twins Get Vogue, Tamara Mellon Leaves Jimmy Choo, New Armani Hotel

Olsen Twins Vogue CoverIt seems strange, especially since they're consistently on someone's best dressed list, there's a blog completely dedicated to their style and their's alone, and they've got two wildly successful clothing lines (Elizabeth & James and The Row), but celebrity style icons Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are on the cover of Vogue for the first time.   For the magazine's annual Best Dressed issue the twins not only grace the cover but also won the coveted title of Best Dressed. The magazine, which is themed "Dynamic Duos" this year, also features stylish siblings mommy-to-be Beyoncé and her sis Solange, sisters Kate and Pippa Middleton, and Dakota and Elle Fanning.

 

Tamara MellonAfter 15 years of being the woman behind the label, Jimmy Choo co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Tamara Mellon is leaving the brand. CEO Joshua Shulman is also leaving, but the company insists the resignations are unrelated. Neither Mellon nor Shulman will hold any shares in the company after their departures, which has prompted a lot of speculation about why the two are leaving and where they will go from here.

 

Giorgio Armani has added to his empire by opening up a new Armani Hotel MilanA-shaped hotel in Milan, Italy. The Armani Hotel Milano boasts 95 rooms and suites, all decorated in Armani Casa of coure. The new hotel is the second for the fashion designer (the first is in Dubai), but there are plans to open more hotels in New York, London, and Paris, along with an Armani resort opening in Marrakech.

Nov

12
2011

NPR Interviews FIDM Grad Kevan Hall

11.10-kevanhallrunway_customNPR featured an in-depth interview with FIDM Grad Kevan Hall. The Fashion Designer, who is "known for dressing A-listers like Vanessa Williams, Salma Hayek, Celine Dion — even first lady Michelle Obama," spoke about how Fashion Matters in Tough Times.

In the interview, Hall advises aspiring designers, saying: "You must study at a school or study as an apprentice so that you really get your hands into the design process. You should immerse yourself in books and magazines and museums, and go to the stores and shop and look at all kinds of clothing. And pick something that really speaks to you, and follow that dream."

Listen to the NPR interview with Kevan Hall.

From our archives: First Lady Michelle Obama Wears Dress by Kevan Hall

Nov

10
2011

New Video: Meet Manny Pacquiao's MP8 Graphic Designer, FIDM Grad Mark Woods

World champion boxer Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao hired Column 87 creative director and FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Mark Wood to design the labels, packaging, print marketing materials, and more for Pacquiao's fragrance line, MP8: Scent of the Champion.

In the latest video from FIDMDigitalArts.com's  In the Lab web video series, Wood comes back to where his graphic design career began at FIDM to talk about his experience designing for the internationally renowned, record-breaking, eight-time world champion boxer. Read more about Mark Wood and Manny Pacquiao's MP8 fragrance line here.

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In the Lab is a web series that takes you behind the scenes with Digital Media and Graphic Design Students and Alumni at FIDM. Check out these young designers and film-makers, who share who share their stories and their best practices on the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog at http://blog.fidmdigitalarts.com/in-the-lab.

Nov

09
2011

FIDM Alumna Hosts HGTV's "Design on a Dime"

GI_76243_caseyHGTV's Design on a Dime, currently airing now, is hosted by Interior Design Alumna Casey Noble. The show takes creative, accessible, and affordable design to the next level by dispelling the notion that a beautiful room has to be expensive. 

Casey has said, “I think most of my personal style is very southern California, that sort of L.A. beach thing. I live at the beach. I’m very, very tied to the beach

Read all about Casey and her show here.

Nov

09
2011

Students Attend FIDM's Third Year Program Fair

11208j_3rd year Program Fair_DSC_6191The Third Year Program Fair is an opportunity for current students to learn more about FIDM's Associate of Arts Advanced Study (aka 'Third Year') Programs which develop specialized expertise in the student's unique area of study. Admission is limited to candidates who possess a prior degree in a related discipline from FIDM. The Advanced Study Programs are in the following areas:

Nov

08
2011

FIDM Students Sworn into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

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FIDM congratulates the new Phi Theta Kappa members sworn in at today's ceremony: Rebecca Reller, Sahar Ahwazi, Stephanie Wong, YuNuen Beristain, Kaitlyn McGuire, Nicole Antonian, Jacqueline Haus, Chealsea Madden, and Brittany Chynces. Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society that recognizes and encourages academic achievement and offers opportunities based on their four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Candidates must have completed twelve units at FIDM with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to join. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education.

Nov

08
2011

Vis Comm Students Create Shadowbox Displays Featuring Bay Area Beauty Brands

FIDM Visual Communications Students from instructor Roy Kunkle's Visual Presentation class teamed up to create shadowbox displays featuring beauty products from San Francisco Bay Area Companies. Each team chose an iconic San Francisco location for their shadowbox.

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EO Pet Grooming. Victorian style bathroom. By Kyle Stelzried, Erica Southern, and Cindy Diaz.

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Yes To Baby Carrots. Mission Playground scene. By Angeline Pham, Jenny Truong, and Linda Zeidan.

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Sephora Cosmetics. China Town Gates. By Tricia Hom, Myrell Narid, and Samantha Carey.

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Benefit Perfumes. Maiden Lane. By Bryan Macaraig, Samantha Tannenbaum, and Danielle De Flores.

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Bare Essentials. Lombard Street. By Amanda Sousa, Andrea Villalobos, and Sara Stone

Find out more about FIDM's Visual Communications program.

Nov

07
2011

Watch the Latest Reel by “Spilled Karma” Featuring Nike, Target and More for Motion Graphics Inspiration

Read the latest headlines from the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog:

Branding 10,000 Lakes, One Logo and One Day at a Time

Add Branding 10,000 Lakes to your list of daily reads- it promises to be active for the next three decades. Why that long? Twenty seven years is how long it will take for graphic designer Nicole Meyer to accomplish her public goal of re-designing 10,000 logos for each of Minnesota’s lakes. Read more about this innovative graphic designer here.

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Motion Graphics Inspiration: Reel by “Spilled Karma” Featuring Nike, Target and More

If you appreciate the highly visual, fast-paced motion graphics often depicted in action sports ads, you can't miss the work of director/designer/animator, Linas Jodwalis, who specializes in VFX design, motion and photography. Formerly of Motion Theory in Venice, CA, and Digital Kitchen in Chicago, Jodwalis has worked with clients like REM, HP, Reebok, Beck, SciFi Channel, Velvet Revolver, Nike, and Hasbro. Read more here. 

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Major Web Design News: Adobe Acquires Web Typography Innovator, Typekit

By now you've probably heard the news that Adobe has acquired Typekit, a hugely influential web font company, dubbed "a leader in the delivery of hosted, high-quality fonts for use on Websites." We couldn't be more thrilled. (Yes, the sound you hear is our inner typography/Web design nerd alarm ringing). Read more here.

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Visit FIDMDigitalArts.com and the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog for more information about FIDM's Digital Media and Graphic Design programs.

 

Nov

07
2011

What's New, What's Hot: 20 Years of Louboutin, a Tory Burch Fragrance

Christian Louboutin, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley OlsenShoe maven Christian Louboutin is having his 20-year anniversary and, to celebrate his two glamorous decades in the business, Barney's New York hosted a star-studded soiree at their Madison Avenue flagship store. Blake Lively, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Calvin Klein were among the guests who partied under red lights and red curtains, a nod to Louboutins signature red soled-shoes. Also at the party, Louboutin's eponymous anniversary book, containing a complete catalog of his designs, and the $3,995 limited edition shoes he designed exclusively for Barneys, of which only twenty pairs were made. Get Christian Louboutin, the book here.

 

American fashion and accessory designer Tory Burch is expanding her empire with plans to launch a fragrance, but don't hold your breath waiting for a whiff of this scent--it won't be Tory Burchreleased until 2013. Burch has partnered with Estée Lauder, who also worked with Tom Ford on his beauty line, and wants to get a feel for what works before jumping into the beauty waters feet first.  In addition to a fragrance, there is a Tory Burch makeup line in the works.  "For me, beauty was a part of the plan since the beginning, especially fragrance," the designer said. "We saw it as a natural addition to what we're doing now." We certainly can't wait to smell the new addition! -- Angel

Nov

04
2011

Twilight Star Kristen Stewart in Monique Lhuillier

Kristen Stewart in Monique LhuillierWe're never surprised to see celebs wearing designs by FIDM Alumna Monique Lhuillier (Hollywood loves her and so do we!), but it's still very exciting. Most recently, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 star Kristen Stewart was spotted rocking a black and blue, strapless body-con dress for an appearance on The Tonight Show. Gorgeous, Kristen!

Nov

04
2011

Fabulous Fridays!

We hope you are having a Fabulous Friday! It’s FIDM Grads Leah & Mary from Fabulous On A Budget here to show you what’s been Fabulous in our workweek!

Leah and I have had a very busy week with a few projects wrapping up!  This past week, we completed our ghoulish Halloween décor project for a private residence in Palos Verdes.  Here’s a few shots from Halloween: 

Below is our blood bar/candy bar for Trick or Treaters and a side graveyard.

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Here is a close up of our tablescape filled with candy, ghouls, and candles.

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One of our scaaaaaary Jack-O-Lanterns!

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Leah and I taking FULL advantage of dressing up for the scene. Aren’t we creeeeeepy!?? 

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We also had our Motortrend shoot this week!  Here’s a sneak peak of our sexy model in his adorable, vintage BMW.

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And the Brooks Brothers Sheerling cap that I want to keep… like sooo bad.


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Leah and I also starred in and styled a video shoot for QVC.com, highlighting our favorite ways to wear their holiday styles.  Here’s Leah figuring out what to wear on set.

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One of the highlights of our week was creating two short videos for the FIDM Alumni association.  Here are the board officers: Kenny Borsack, co-VP with Leah; Ryan Swift, the President; and Mary (me!), our secretary.  We have a good time! 

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Whew!  Told you it was a busy week!! 

Nov

03
2011

Alumna Chan Luu in Haiti For Charity Work

Haiti 084Top jewelry designer and FIDM Alumna Chan Luu is currently in Haiti thanks to a major grant from the Clinton/Bush Haiti Fund to the Hand/Eye Fund, which helps artisans connect with the global marketby increasing their export sales. 

"Haiti is an incredibly creative place, filled w/artists of many kinds. The Nation has suffered greatly for a long time, but the creative spirit still continues to thrive. Since the artisan-section reaches widely throughout the culture/country, it has been identified as a key to the post earthquake reconstruction. There is a big problem of violence against women, and employing women in this sector helps the problem," Chan says.

Read Chan's blog post on Haiti here.

Nov

02
2011

Ahmad Murtaza Wins Cotton, Inc. Demands of Denim Scholarship Competition

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Recent FIDM Fashion Design Graduate Ahmad Murtaza was awarded $10,000 in scholarship funds for his entry in Cotton Incorporated's Demands of Denim competition, open exclusively to FIDM Students. Ahmad graduated last quarter and plans to apply to FIDM's Advanced Fashion Design program.

Participants in the Demands of Denim competition were challenged to research the denim marketplace to determine current trends and understand the denim consumer and then develop an innovative denim design. Over a period of six months, the students attended workshops to expand their knowledge of denim--from construction and fit workshops to dyeing and finishing techniques. Congratulations, Ahmad!

Nov

02
2011

FIDM Trendwatch: What Are the Hot Colors for Fall/Winter?

EmberglowPantone is practically synonymous with color! In the 1960s, the Pantone company came up with a standardized color matching system, now used by graphic designers everywhere. When a design enters production, the numbering system is utilized to ensure colors are printed as intended. Pantone has over 1,300 unique solid colors. The company now has fashion specialists who issue a color trend report based off lines presented during New York Fashion Week!

Prominent fall colors include: Emberglow, Deep Teal, Orchid Hush, Phlox, and Bamboo. Check out these gorgeous shades popping up not just in fashion, but interiors and other products as well! Also, find Pantone branded products such as iPhone covers, keychains, espresso cups, and more...

Head to FIDM's FashionClub.com to see all the colors and find out where they are showing up in fashion, interior, and product design.

(Photo from The Sartorialist)

Nov

02
2011

Wednesday FIDM Student Spotlight

Mary Lenore PeraltaMary Lenore Peralta

Major: Fashion Design, Professional Designation

Where did you go to school? I got a BA in International Studies at UC Irvine.

Why did you choose FIDM? I wanted to come here when I was 17, but I couldn’t turn down a university education first. For fashion, I wanted to be in LA.

What do you love about your major? It is amazing how much information is crammed into 24 hours here.

Nov

01
2011

Recent FIDM Alumna Working for Bottega Veneta

DeborahfeehanRecent Visual Communications Alumna Deborah Feehan is the West Coast Visual Coordinator for the luxury brand Bottega Veneta. She is based at the flagship store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, but travels throughout the West Coast.

"FIDM helped me prepare for this new job by exposing me to the industry, allowing me to train within the industry through internships, and finally create a wonderful portfolio which gave me the confidence to pursue this career," Deborah explains. "I would definitely not be in this great career path if it wasn't for all the hard work I accomplished at FIDM." 

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