Industry website Business of Fashion reports on six careers in fashion that expect to see major growth. FIDM's Career Network is the online portal for students and alumni to access thousands of potential employers.
A 3D Print Engineer bridges the technological aspects of the industry with the creative. Trend forecasters see more upscale brands needing this expertise to execute intricate designs.
A Consumer Psychologist consults with global brands to better understand consumer backgrounds, behavior and preferences.
A Data Scientist is a must for online aggregators like Lyst. The position provides data driven insight about consumer behavior.
Fabric Research & Development. "Materials are the heart of the industry," says Peter Logan of Lululemon. Expertise in new materials and how they relate to style, performance, and sustainability is a key factor in great design.
Sustainability Expert. "There's a recognized need for sustainability, especially if you're a large business," says Rachel Cantu of Patagonia. Expect mass labels like Gap, Adidas, Kering to pay more attention.
Personal Stylist. Thread and Stitchfix are current examples of the trend to help consumers navigate an increasingly complex retail landscape with styling advice.
Categories: Textiles, Retail, Careers, e-commerce, Trends, Career Center, Sustainability
The student body has voted 12 faculty members Outstanding Faculty Award winners for 2016. Congratulations to these industry leaders and educators for passing along their expertise and inspiring the next generation! Read more about:Vickie Peters, Apparel In … Read More
The 7th annual Innovative Materials Conference will take place at FIDM Los Angeles, in the Annex, Room A 332, from October 31, 2016 to November 4, 2016, presented by the FIDM Library and FIDM Alumni Association. Discover the latest advancements in the textil … Read More
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
Please save the date for the upcoming 7th Annual Innovative Materials Conference, which will be held October 31, 2016 to November 4 2016, at the Los Angeles campus, at the Annex, Room A 332. The exhibition will be open Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. … Read More
Selvedge, Right Hand Twill, Ring Spun, and Ring Ring. Students left Wednesday's Denim seminar speaking a whole new language—the one industry insiders speak when describing the world's favorite indigo textile. Instructor Tricia Edwards gave students an … Read More
Kate Gabrieli (pictured, right) graduated with a Professional Designation Degree in Fashion Knitwear Design. "I took a Textile Design class with Anne Bennion, Chairperson of FIDM's Fashion Knitwear Design, Textile Design, and Design programs, for fun since I … Read More
The Material Connexion, a consulting service headquartered in New York, is at the epicenter of all that is sustainable and innovative in textiles. When FIDM Textile & Materials Manager Kristine Upesleja visited the cutting edge collection in 2012, she … Read More
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, DEBUT 2016 showcased the impressive work of Advanced Fashion Design, Theatre Costume Design, Interior Design, and Textile Design Programs. The annual DEBUT Show and Fashion Gala celebrated the creativity and hard work of graduating … Read More
The 6th annual Innovative Materials Conference is coming to FIDM San Diego January 27 to 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See the latest in the textiles and materials industries including innovations in wearable technology and sustainable products. On … Read More