Apparel Industry Management

Latest Apparel Industry Management News

  • Nov
    15
    2016

    Apparel Industry Management Grad Has Launched a Custom Apron Business

    Apparel Industry Management Alumna Fiorella Borkert, who graduated in 2011, Phi Theta Kappa, from FIDM, is now the proprietor of Rossel & Company, a bespoke line of aprons that are handcrafted in California. We recently chatted with Fiorella to learn more about her company, which is catering to everyone from chefs and bakers to bartenders, baristas, and hairdressers.

    What led you to launch your business? A fashion-forward chef friend who wanted to vamp up his look in the kitchen. I designed a few for him, and for other friends, and then, the idea of catering to other industries sparked.

    How did FIDM help prepare you for being an entrepreneur? The assignments given were really challenging--they gave me a head rush (and ​many times, insomnia). It was exhilarating and pushed me to want all of it in real life.

    What sets your line apart from other apron companies? We are not just aprons, we are a lifestyle. We understand and encourage individuality. ​Our aprons are not uniforms--they are an extension of your personal style.

    Where do you see the future of your company heading? We are soon moving forward with graphic tees, and practical accessories; our ultimate goal is to become a full apparel line, for both men and women. Please stay tuned.

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  • Oct
    26
    2016

    Twelve Outstanding Faculty Winners Named for 2016

    The student body has voted 12 faculty members Outstanding Faculty Award winners for 2016. Congratulations to these industry leaders and educators for passing along their expertise and inspiring the next generation! Read more about:Vickie Peters, Apparel In … Read More

  • Oct
    05
    2016

    Apparel Industry Management Grad Launches Blue Jean Baby (Interview)

    Apparel Industry Management Graduate Lola Rogers (pictured, right, with her sister and co-founder Taylor) recently launched the made-in-America women's line, Blue Jean Baby, a capsule collection and denim and vintage collection. We caught up with Lola to learn … Read More

  • Oct
    05
    2016

    Catching Up With Patagonia Product Developer Kim Suarez (Interview)

    Apparel Industry Management Graduate Kim Suarez is currently a Product Developer at Patagonia, based in Ventura, California. Prior to joining the famed outdoor apparel and gear company, Kim worked at Levi's, also in product development, in San Francisco. We re … Read More

  • Aug
    17
    2016

    Denim Series: Deconstructing Denim Garments

    FIDM Instructor Tricia Edwards dug deeper into the lingo and practices of the industry in her lunchtime denim seminar this week. Passing around jeans and jackets from labels like Lucky, Gap, and Zara, Edwards broke down the kinds of choices that designers … Read More

  • Jun
    08
    2016

    Current Apparel Industry Management Student Runs Her Own Activewear Brand

    We recently chatted with current Apparel Industry Management Student and Body Love Athletica founder Leora Kashani to learn more about her growing business.  What led you to start your brand? Body Love Athletica is an activewear and fitness line designed by … Read More

  • Jun
    03
    2016

    Just Accepted Apparel Industry Management Student is President of Her School's Fashion Club

    Name: Alexis Christian Age: 17 Hometown: Menifee, CA FIDM Major: Apparel Industry Management FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2017 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor help with the process? Susan was a great advisor who hel … Read More

  • Apr
    05
    2016

    Catching Up With Ruff Ties Founder Jennifer Parker

    Apparel Industry Management Graduate and San Clemente, California resident Jennifer Parker has been busy since graduating from FIDM. After interning at TOMS Shoes in their first year of business (and during her final year in school), she traveled to nearly 20 … Read More

  • Feb
    24
    2016

    Merchandise Product Development Graduate is Running His Own Successful Business MLB International

    Gaurav Bhargava's entrepreneurial spirit first emerged when he was studying at NIFT in India as a fashion design student. Eight years later, he arrived at FIDM, receiving a degree in Merchandise Product Development. In 2001, he joined Fantasy Activewear Inc. … Read More

  • Nov
    09
    2015

    Industrywatch: A Look at Levi's Denim Laboratory

    New York Times gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at denim research & development at Levi's state-of-the-art textile facility in San Francisco. Located 10 minutes from corporate headquarters, Eureka Lab is run by textile specialist Bart Sights. "Eureka is … Read More

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