In these interviews, newly accepted students share why they chose FIDM and talk about their passions, hopes, and dreams. Find out where they're from, what attracts them to design, and what they intend to study.
Name: Cecilia Cassini
Hometown: LA and moved to Newport Beach, California when i was 14.
Previous Work: I've worked in retail since I was 14.
FIDM Major: Fashion Design
FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, October 2017
Admissions Advisor: Joanne Leonard.
How did your advisor help with the process? She helped me with the entire process, from helping me choose my major, to helping me set up my access to the FIDM Portal. I met her when I was 10, and made contact with her again this summer going into my senior year, and she has been nothing but supportive.
Tell us a bit about yourself. Well, I love fashion, Chanel, clothes, shopping, makeup, and anything having to do with amazing outfits. But at the same time I love to be a normal 17-year-old and hang out with my friends and go to the beach. I get inspired from anything and everything around me, but I especially love Karl Lagerfeld.
What are your proudest accomplishments so far? My proudest accomplishments so far are my fashion show at International Kids Fashion Week in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as my awards and honors in community service that i have received. I'm the founder of the #FollowYourDreams campaign to inspire kids.
What made FIDM right for you? I feel that FIDM has always been home for me. When I first visited when I was 10 years old, I remember walking around thinking to myself, "Wow, this place is where I wanna go to college." I feel the love and support from FIDM and know that it will allow me to gain the knowledge need in the fashion industry. I also can't wait for DEBUT.
Describe your entrance project. My entrance project was totally me and embodied my fun style. My looks included a feather suit and a denim dress.
What are your career goals? I hope to be a fashion icon like Coco Chanel and Rachel Zoe. I want to have stores around the world and show at all the fashion weeks, especially Paris Fashion Week.
What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn everything about fashion design, including sketching, textiles, pattern making, and trend forecasts. I am so excited to start learning.
Categories: Fashion, Just Accepted, FIDM, Admissions, Interview
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