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 can make: lockstitch vs. chainstitch, bar tack or rivet, selvedge or overedge finish? A simple pair of jeans represents many strategic and design choices. What is the text book example of a classically constructed jean? No surprise, Levi's 501s.
If denim is your jam, learn more about The Business of Denim in the new Advanced program.
Categories: Designer, Apparel Industry Management, Downtown, Student Activities
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
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
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
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
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
FIDM Graduates Christina Estrada and Vina Oktavia, the designers behind ChrisVina, a new statement t-shirt collection based in Los Angeles, first met at FIDM Orientation Day. They both recently graduated from the Apparel Industry Management Program with Profes … Read More
Apparel Manufacturing Graduate and current Business Management Student MoonSoo Kim of Make It LA and L'Atelier is creating quality, high-end garments for celebrities, pro-athletes, and European clients. We recently caught up with the Los Angeles-based designer … Read More
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