Apparel Industry Management

Latest Apparel Industry Management News

  • Feb
    07
    2017

    Student Program at Retail's BIG Show

    Eleven students from seven FIDM Majors attended the Student Program at Retail’s BIG Show in New York this past month. Six out of the eleven were sponsored to go on the trip by scholarship from the NRF Association.

    The fashion and retail leaders of tomorrow spent three nights and four days, networking with industry heavyweights, and attending workshops, panel discussions, and a career fair.

    Rebecca Minkoff was the keynote speaker. The students also heard presentations and panel discussions from leaders including Simon Sinek, motivational speaker and marketing consultant; Paul Gainer, Disney Retail executive vice president; Rachel Shechtman, founder and CEO of STORY; Heidi O’Neill, president of direct-to-consumer for Nike; Paige Richardson, vice president and divisional merchandise manager of contemporary, young contemporary, and fast fashion for Belk; and Blake Smith, designer for the Kohl’s-owned Dana Buchman line.

    In attendance were over 650 of the best and the brightest students from colleges across the U.S., 80 educators, 24 retail companies, and close to 100 recruiters.

    The FIDM Students who attended are currently enrolled in the following FIDM degree programs: B.A. Design, B.S. Business Management, Merchandise Product Development, Apparel Industry Management, Social Media, Merchandising & Marketing, and Visual Communications.

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  • Jan
    25
    2017

    Fashion Incubator SF Holds Tech Panel

    Fashion Incubator of San Francisco (FISF) is holding a panel discussion on February 8 to discuss "What's Next in Fashion Tech, Retail and E-Commerce." Participants include industry leaders Paul Dillinger, VP Global Product Innovation, Levi's; Andrew Litjens, F … Read More

  • 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 abou … Read More

  • 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

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