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Latest Menswear News

  • 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 and manufacturer to learn more.

    Tell us about your company. Our main focus is to manufacture high-end quality garments. We are capable of sourcing, designing, pattern making, sample making, and manufacturing garments. We want only those who are serious about the industry and game. The streets are watching.

    How did FIDM help prepare you for your career? FIDM gave me the proper tools and the basic knowledge of manufacturing clothes. I would say FIDM is what you make of it and how you use your time there. I am very blessed with the teachers I learned from and the networks I gained. I came back to gain a better understanding in the business side of things.

    What are your ultimate career goals? To become a known fashion designer and part of a house of fashion. Another goal and dream is to be one of the top manufacturing companies in the world. 

    Who or what inspires you? My family inspires me the most. My parents and my sister are my everything. I would like to say music is a huge component as well. I am a huge '90s hip-hop head and always will be. The designers Nigo, Heidi Slimane, and Ralph Lauren have molded me over the years. 

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  • Jul
    01
    2015

    Seven Graduates Honored at Reception and Exhibition of Their Menswear Collections

    Seven graduates were recently honored at a reception and exhibition of their menswear collections, celebrating the first graduating class of FIDM's Advanced Study Program in Menswear. Over 200 menswear industry associates, family and friends of the graduate … Read More

  • Apr
    16
    2015

    DEBUT and DECA Grad Is Founder of New Menswear Label J. Webster

    DEBUT and DECA Graduate Johnathan Webster worked for Oumlil, Helmut Lang, Theory, and Theysken's Theory before striking out on his own with J. Webster, a new menswear collection dedicated to bridging the gap between traditional tailoring and contemporary sm … Read More

  • Apr
    07
    2015

    Trendwatch: Men's Suits Loosen Up

    The New York Times' commitment to menswear was illustrated in last week's report on the trend to roomier, more fluid men's suits. With kinetic photos of dancers from New York City Ballet— gorgeous men literally dancing in suits—the paper reports an annual g … Read More

  • Apr
    01
    2015

    MPD Grad and Current Menswear Student Scores Summer Internship at Nordstrom (Interview)

    Name: Devon Figueroa  FIDM Degree: Merchandise Product Development Current Major: Menswear (Advanced Degree Program) How did the internship opportunity come about? The creative director of Nordstrom, Melanie Owen (a FIDM Alumna), visited us here on campus … Read More

  • Mar
    18
    2015

    Industrywatch: Target Aims at Made in USA Menswear

      Looking for canvas totes with a "Made in USA" backstory and leather trim, hipster stationery,  authentic hand-tooled leather belts, and mesh trucker caps with cool graphics? No need to search out the latest indie boutique. Head instead to Target.com, where … Read More

  • Dec
    30
    2014

    Trendwatch: Men's Jewelry a Growth Category

    Blame it on rock 'n roll or David Beckham, but Business of Fashion reports a rise in men's jewelry sales—especially in bracelets. "Our mens's jewelry business is a key area in what has become an overarching strategy for Barneys to grow the men's accessories … Read More

  • Jul
    29
    2014

    Apparel Industry Management Grad's Men's Line Now at Urban Outfitters (Interview)

    We recently caught up with Apparel Industry Management graduate Reggie Aguiluz to get an update on his men's line VDE. What is new with VDE? There's been a few new things going on with VDE. We just launched with Urban Outfitters' Without Walls division, w … Read More

  • Jun
    23
    2014

    Trendwatch: New Model for Menswear Start-Ups

    A new breed of fashion designer/entrepreneur is popping up in menswear—tech-savvy men who "sell clothes that people want to wear" and reaches men where they want to shop, online. "Transactionally, e-commerce is the best way for men to shop," Ledbury founder … Read More

  • Jun
    11
    2014

    Jonah Hill Celebrates National Seersucker Day

    Jonah Hill donned seersucker in honor of National Seersucker Day today and tweeted the old school preppy look. He's not alone. Several Congress people wore the lightweight fabric for a group photo in honor of the classic American style. Louisiana based appar … Read More

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