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Latest Merchandise Product Development News

  • Jul
    15
    2015

    Social Ambassador Attends Sofitel's Digital Art Gallery Experience in San Francisco

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    On July 8, Merchandise Product Development Student and SF Social Ambassador Mehanaokala Pilago attended the Digital Art Gallery Experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mehana's friend and FIDM classmate Laine tagged along with her. The art gallery was presented by Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Daylighted, a San Francisco-based fine art consultancy. It featured local artists of the community, including Am Stöhr, Hal Eastman, and Derek James Lynch. Read below to see Mehanaokala's recap of the event. 

    Written by Social Ambassador Mehanaokala Pilago 

    A tall, older man introduced himself to us as Derek James Lynch, one of the photography artists of a multi-sensory digital art display. As we introduced ourselves and started to speak about our journey in Product Development at FIDM, he was very interested with our backgrounds in dance, and the places we gathered our inspiration from. His photographs were shown at an extremely technical slow shutter speed, featuring a women frolicking through grass. Lynch then began to tell us the story behind these images.

    He was visiting the Big Island of Hawaii — which happens to be my hometown â€” when he saw a woman skipping across the street. Wearing a long gown that flowed with the wind, he was immediately inspired by its movement, and found a way to perfectly capture that moment in a still photograph. Swallowing his pride, he approached the woman and asked her if she would be interested in doing a photo shoot with him a few days later. On the day of the photo shoot, Lynch waited in a grass field for her, questioning if she would ever show up. To his surprise she appeared a few minutes later. As he shot photos with his film camera, he didn't know what the photographs would look like until they were fully developed. 

    He then stood in front of us with a happy grin on his face, staring at his photographs on the digital screens before our eyes. His images captured raw movement and emotion. It was an honor to meet such a humble, talented artist, and truly inspiring to chat with creative individuals of distinct fields. I thank FIDM for giving us the opportunity to experience this modern showcase. 

    Connect with Mehanaokala:

    Twitter: @FIDM_Mehanokala 

    More about FIDM Social Ambassadors: 

    The FIDM Social Ambassador program is a team of FIDM Students who blog, tweet, vlog, photograph, and discuss their first-hand FIDM experience on social media. To apply to be a member of the FIDM Social Ambassador program, click here.

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  • Jun
    30
    2015

    Brand New MPD Grad Is Design and Trend Researcher at Avery Dennison

    Recent Merchandise Product Development Graduate Radhika Parsana, who previously studied biotechnology in India, already has a job as a design and trend researcher at Avery Dennison, a global leader in pressure-sensitive label technology serving the global ma … Read More

  • Jun
    23
    2015

    2013 FIDM Grad Amanda Bickert Now Working With Creative Director at PJ Salvage

    Amanda Bickert graduated in 2013 with her degree in Merchandise Product Development. She's now working with the Creative Director at PJ Salvage as an Assistant Technical Designer, creating tech packs and facilitating communication of design details to vendo … Read More

  • Jun
    19
    2015

    Just Accepted MPD Student Studied Fashion in Singapore Prior to Moving to the U.S.

    Name: Aijing Wu Age: 25 Hometown: Guangzhou, China Previous College: LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, October 2015 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor … Read More

  • Jun
    16
    2015

    Social Ambassador Selected as the FIDM Class of 2015 Valedictorian

    FIDM Merchandise Product Development Graduate and current Social Alumni Ambassador KC Cassily has been selected as the Valedictorian for the FIDM Class of 2015. Recently profiled in the action sports job site Malakye, KC juggled a full-time position at Roxy … Read More

  • Jun
    12
    2015

    Meet Social Ambassador Mehanaokala Pilago

    Get to know FIDM Social Ambassador Mehanaokala Pilago, a Merchandise Product Development Student at our San Francisco campus. Follow Mehanaokala on Twitter @FIDM_mehanokala for live updates about her life as a FIDM Student.  Q&A with Mehanaokala:   Home … Read More

  • May
    14
    2015

    BCBGeneration Creative Director Joyce Azria Offers Expert Advice to Product Development Students

    BCBGeneration Creative Director Joyce Azria visited FIDM today, specifically as a guest speaker in a meeting of the Premiere Merchandise Product Development Group—an elite group of FIDM Students who because of their outstanding scholastic achievements, quali … Read More

  • May
    11
    2015

    MPD and Business Management Grad is an Assistant Designer at bebe (Interview)

    Name: Freshtah Hamidi Major: Merchandise Product Development, followed by Business Management Grad Year: 2013 You began your career at bebe with an internship. How did the internship come about? I came across the design internship opportunity at bebe … Read More

  • May
    11
    2015

    Just Accepted MPD Student From Shanghai, China Comes From a Fashion Family

    Name: Yoomi Ren Age: 18 Hometown: Shanghai, China FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, July 2016 Admissions Advisor: Seung Kim How did your advisor help with the process? I would never have achieved my su … Read More

  • Apr
    24
    2015

    NastyGal Technical Designers Sara Goodman and Sandy Novak Visit FIDM

    FIDM Students on the Los Angeles campus were treated this week to a special visit from NastyGal technical designers Sara Goodman and Sandy Novak. They shared their insider experience on what it's like to be a technical designer in the world of fashion. Sand … Read More

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