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 designers in a dramatic setting at Barker Hangar, in Santa Monica, California and raised funds benefiting the FIDM Scholarship Foundation.
The DEBUT Runway at Barker Hangar
Carlos Vazquez and Mary Stephens
Yuri Moreira, Candice Cuoco, Barbara Bundy, Nick Verreos, and David Paul
More than 100 garments and other design projects were presented in the four-part runway show. The fashion and theatre costume designers-to-be, work over a 9-month period to create looks that will be featured on the runway. The illustrious group of DEBUT Students is chosen each year based on overall grade point average, references, portfolio review, talent, skill level, and formal interviews with Department Chairs from FIDM from hundreds of applicants. This year, 11 Advanced Fashion Design and six Theatre Costume Design Graduates showed during DEBUT.
Yongjian (Tomy) Huang
Sisi (Rychie) Zheng
A Theatre Costume Design look
The evening also highlighted “Chairing Styles,” an annual exhibition created by the collaboration of 30 students in 3 disciplines: Textile, Fashion, and Interior Design (10 students in each field of study). Funding for "Chairing Styles" is awarded through a competitive grant presented to FIDM by the Importer Support Program of the Cotton Board and Cotton Incorporated. Se7en mill, a division of Burlington Technologies, graciously printed the fabrics.
Photos by Alex J. Berliner/ABImages
Categories: Fashion, Designer, Interior Design, Debut, Textiles, Runway, Event
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