Apparel Industry Management

Latest Apparel Industry Management News

  • 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 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.

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  • 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

  • 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

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