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  • Sep
    29
    2016

    Just Accepted Fashion Design Student Was Named Youngest Fashion Designer at Age 10

    Name: Cecilia Cassini

    Age: 17 

    Hometown: LA and moved to Newport Beach, California when i was 14.

    Previous Work: I've worked in retail since I was 14.

    FIDM Major: Fashion Design

    FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, October 2017

    Admissions Advisor: Joanne Leonard. 

    How did your advisor help with the process? She helped me with the entire process, from helping me choose my major, to helping me set up my access to the FIDM Portal. I met her when I was 10, and made contact with her again this summer going into my senior year, and she has been nothing but supportive.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. Well, I love fashion, Chanel, clothes, shopping, makeup, and anything having to do with amazing outfits. But at the same time I love to be a normal 17-year-old and hang out with my friends and go to the beach. I get inspired from anything and everything around me, but I especially love Karl Lagerfeld.

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? My proudest accomplishments so far are my fashion show at International Kids Fashion Week in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as my awards and honors in community service that i have received. I'm the founder of the #FollowYourDreams campaign to inspire kids.

    What made FIDM right for you? I feel that FIDM has always been home for me. When I first visited when I was 10 years old, I remember walking around thinking to myself, "Wow, this place is where I wanna go to college." I feel the love and support from FIDM and know that it will allow me to gain the knowledge need in the fashion industry. I also can't wait for DEBUT.

    Describe your entrance project. My entrance project was totally me and embodied my fun style. My looks included a feather suit and a denim dress. 

    What are your career goals? I hope to be a fashion icon like Coco Chanel and Rachel Zoe. I want to have stores around the world and show at all the fashion weeks, especially Paris Fashion Week. 

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn everything about fashion design, including sketching, textiles, pattern making, and trend forecasts. I am so excited to start learning.

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  • Sep
    21
    2016

    Advanced Fashion Design Grad Ashli Parker Has Worked For Adidas, Yeezy, and Forever 21 (Interview)

    Advanced Fashion Design Graduate Ashli Lee has been busy since graduating from FIDM in 2007. The Los Angeles-based designer has worked at companies such as Forever 21, Adidas, Yeezy, Manhattan Beachwear, Malibu Swimwear, and Cocodune, among others.  We hear … Read More

  • Sep
    19
    2016

    Grad Johana Hernandez to Star on Forthcoming Fashion Reality Show

    FIDM Grad Johana Hernandez, who recently opened her first GLAUDI bridal store in Downey, California, is one of four designers who will appear on the forthcoming fashion reality show, Fashion Show. The television series will feature everyday people "of all wa … Read More

  • Sep
    14
    2016

    Circular zero-waste economy Is this a way forward for the textiles and apparel industry?

    By Gayatri Keskar, Ph.D., Materials Manager, Material ConneXion Whether it is out of a real desire to make the world a better place or an understanding of the enhanced brand value of a clear commitment to sustainable design, we are seeing an increasing dema … Read More

  • Sep
    14
    2016

    FIDM Grad Angela Johnson Co-Founds Fashion Hub in Tempe, Arizona

    LabelHorde founder and FIDM Graduate Angela Johnson has teamed up with Arizona Fashion Source, Arizona Apparel Foundation, and the City of Tempe to create a one-of-a-kind fashion hub in Tempe, Arizona. The business incubator, production facility, and education … Read More

  • Sep
    07
    2016

    FIDM Runs in the Family For Sibling Grads Stephanie Suarez and Ben Suarez

    Los Angeles natives Stephanie Suarez and Ben Suarez were both drawn to FIDM for their academic careers. Stephanie, who attended FIDM a few years prior to her brother, studied fashion and is currently a senior designer at Kate Hudson's activewear company, Fab … Read More

  • Sep
    06
    2016

    FIDM Grad Danielle Thaxton Featured in Vogue Italia for Winning International Denim Competition

    FIDM Graduate Danielle Thaxton was named Best U.S.A. Designer, awarded by Ralph Lauren, at the 2016 ISKO I-SKOOL™ Gran Finale denim competition, which featured more than 50,000 students from some of the best colleges and universities around the world. Daniel … Read More

  • Aug
    29
    2016

    Sonia Rykiel Dies: Designer Founded Chic French Knitwear Brand

    Iconoclastic French knitwear designer Sonia Rykiel's label went from being a small family store on the left bank in the '60s to a 21st century global brand by always designing for the kind of women (and men) who wanted to live life as she did—chic and … Read More

  • Aug
    22
    2016

    FIDM Grad Fashion Designer Evan Kinori Featured in SF Chronicle

    When Evan Kinori transferred to FIDM SF to study fashion design, he left a French and philosophy double major behind. But he did take a personal philosophy with him. He wanted to design minimalist work wear that would last a long time. The line he intr … Read More

  • Aug
    15
    2016

    Rose Quartz is a Color Trend that Won't Quit

    The fashion community is embracing one of Pantone's 2016 colors—the soft pink called rose quartz—and carrying the trend into 2017. Referred to as Tumblr pink in the industry, the soft shade has been adopted by marketers for Calvin Klein, Acne, and popu … Read More

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