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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Meet Designer Chris Gimeno Chollet of Alexander 1922 at L.A. Event

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...

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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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Kevan Hall Among Top American Designers at the White House Last Week

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),...

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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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Fashion Design Student Hired to Work on Samsung Commercial

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Shmooz

Action sports and fashion industry website Malakye.com has a recap of the first FIDM Alumni Shmooz event that was held at the Orange County campus on October 2nd. More than 100 graduates, guests, and employers such as Quiksilver, DC, Roxy, Tilly's, Vans, Reef, and Michael Kors were in attendance for the event, co-produced with Malakye.com and conceived by FIDM Alumnus Gregg Garcia, Talent Acquisition Manager at Quiksilver.

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Quiksilver, Vans, and Tilly's Among Companies at FIDM OC Alumni Event

Action sports and fashion industry website Malakye.com has a recap of the first FIDM Alumni Shmooz event that was held at the Orange County campus on October 2nd. More than...

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Get to know FIDM Social Ambassador Desiree Kose, a Visual Communications Student at our San Diego campus. Follow Desiree on Twitter at @FIDM_Desiree for live updates about her life as a student at FIDM.

Q&A with Desiree:

Hometown: “Oceanside, CA.”
Describe your style:
 “I have a street/urban vibe with a huge mix of sporty influence. Very tomboyish with just a touch of girlishness.”
Currently listening to: “
Sittin' up in My Room by Brandy.”
Favorite brands:
 “Stussy, 10 Deep, HELLZBELLZ, IN4M, Moschino, and Balmain.”
An icon who inspires you:
 “Kanye West. Even though his recent music kills me, he is PRIME when it comes to fashion.”
Favorite place to eat in San Diego:
 “Yellow Deli. It’s the cutest place to grab a bite and visit or camp out at all night! It's open 24/5 so it becomes a nesting place during finals week.”
Dream job:
 “To become the best showroom manager this world has ever seen.”
Best advice for FIDM Students:
 “Take advantage of every opportunity FIDM and life have to offer. It’s okay to be scared, just don't let that fear hold you back.”
San Diego’s best kept secret: “Our modern art museum is pretty awesome. Many people don’t know that we have a very hip and lively art scene.”
Your FIDM experience in three words:
 “The real deal.”
You know you went to FIDM when… : 
“you have 287 girlfriends. Then there's Sal and Tyler... who are also your girlfriends.”

Connect with Desiree:

Twitter: @FIDM_Desiree

More about Desiree:
“I’m not the typical FIDM student. Most FIDM students grow up knowing that fashion is the only thing they want in life. For me, it wasn’t always fashion. I grew up in a heavily sports-influenced environment. Growing up, I knew everything about football to baseball but I couldn’t tell you the difference between Louis Vuitton and Chanel. In my household, fashion didn’t promise a legitimate career therefore, I wasn’t encouraged to pursue it. Upon graduating high school in 2008, I began to pursue a degree in Child Development. I was planning to become an elementary physical education teacher. I wasn’t in love with the idea but I could make a decent amount of money and help build a better future for kids like myself. This plan fell through because there was no desire in my heart for teaching. Over the course of five and half years, a vicious cycle of indecisiveness and a little taste of the 'real world' held me back. On September 17, 2013 I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. To me, it was my first official step on my fashion journey. In Las Vegas, I worked a total of three jobs. The main one, being a sales associate at a fashion boutique called HauteChix. It was there, I got a little bit of insight into the fashion world that I had started to search for. Working at HauteChix, I learned the basics of how to run a fashion boutique. I saw the buying process first hand; I was able to create window visuals, style the store and help with social media websites. This wasn’t enough for me– I needed more knowledge. So I decided to look around at different schools. I found FIDM and submitted an interest email. Joni called me the next day and I’ve been down for FIDM ever since. It took me 6 years to gather my true self, discover my soul’s desire, and find the courage to pursue a career in fashion. I don’t plan on wasting any more of my time.”

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 Desiree Kose

Get to know FIDM Social Ambassador Desiree Kose, a Visual Communications Student at our San Diego campus. Follow Desiree on Twitter at @FIDM_Desiree for live updates about her life as...

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Racked takes an inside look at teen fashion line Brandy Melville, the privately held company that capitalizes on social media to grow its California brand.

"Product research is made up of all teenage girls," reports Kjerstin Skorge of Malibu, who is paid to work with a group of about 20 in space behind the Santa Monica store. That group brainstorms new concepts and consults on existing ones. "Let's say there's a cut of a T-shirt that's doing really well, they'll ask our opinion on it. Do we like it? Should we make more? If so, what colors?" Kjerstin goes on to explain how the marketing team sends the teens out with a photographer to take the photos that eventually land on Instagram. Read more.

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