Apparel Industry Management

Latest Apparel Industry Management News

  • 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 combining the best of the two worlds--fashion and fitness--by empowering women to live the best possible life through active living. Through my passion for supporting and inspiring others, health, fitness and fashion, I knew I had to jump into a world that had a lot of room and need for growth. Spending so much time in activewear, I was tired of looking ordinary and knew I had to do something about it. 

    What sets your line apart from the others? Whether you’re the fitness lover who appreciates quality, comfort, and style during your workout or the modern living women who enjoys comfortable fashion, we’ve got you covered. My goal is to give a new meaning to fitness and help people create a positive lifestyle that people will value.  

    How is FIDM helping you with your business? Body Love Athletica all started when I was 20 years old and attending The University of Southern California where I studied Entrepreneurship and Psychology. I launched the company a little under a year ago, and soon after decided to attend FIDM to learn more about fashion and owning a clothing line. Although I started my business prior to attending FIDM, my time at FIDM has taught me and made me more familiar with the industry and has advanced my knowledge in all areas from concept and design to production and selling. 

    What advice would you give to FIDM Students and Grads looking to start their own company? My advice to FIDM students is to follow your dreams but acknowledge the commitment and dedication it takes to make it all real. Owning your own business and following your dreams means sacrificing, being brave, and overcoming difficult obstacles. I think the most important part is to be patient and keep going. Your success is defined by what you put in and how hard you work. 

    What are your ultimate career goals? Body Love Athletica is currently being sold online as well as some stores and gyms. I hope to continue growing and inspiring women and I am also looking forward to launching my men’s activewear line in the near future. I am excited for the future and to continue doing what I love to do every day. 

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  • 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

  • Nov
    05
    2015

    Two FIDM Grads Launch ChrisVina Statement T-Shirt Line (Interview)

    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

  • Nov
    04
    2015

    Business Management Student Designs and Manufactures in Downtown LA (Interview)

    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

  • Jun
    18
    2015

    Just Accepted High School Junior Dreams of Owning a Clothing Line

    Name: Abby Henkel Age: 16 Hometown: Topsfield, Massachusetts FIDM Major: Apparel Industry Management FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, July 2016 Admissions Advisor: Roxy DeGuzman How did your advisor help with the process? Roxy was amazing; she was super friend … Read More

  • May
    22
    2015

    FIDM Grad is Founder and Creative Director of Westcomb Outerwear (Interview)

    Name: Alan Yiu  Company: Westcomb Title: Founder and Creative Director Responsibilities: My primary role is designing and developing the men’s collection as well as overseeing the creative direction and strategies relating to the brand and product offering. … Read More

  • May
    21
    2015

    Apparel Industry Management Student Spotlight: Sergeant Trinidad Garcia III

    Name: Sergeant Trinidad Garcia III FIDM Major/Grad Year: Apparel Industry Management/Summer 2015 Tell us about your military service. I enlisted September 2, 2008, in the United States Marine Corps, and am still on active duty. I'm currently serving on Inspec … Read More

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