Textile Production & Development

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  • Apr
    08
    2016

    See Photos From DEBUT 2016!

    TK

    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

    Duston Jasso

    Sisi (Rychie) Zheng

    Shae Lani

    Eniola Hundeyin

    Alexandra Parel

    Danny Godoy

    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

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    Categories: Fashion, Designer, Interior Design, Debut, Textiles, Runway, Event

  • Jan
    11
    2016

    The 6th Annual Innovative Materials Conference Comes to FIDM San Diego

    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. O … Read More

  • Nov
    09
    2015

    Industrywatch: A Look at Levi's Denim Laboratory

    New York Times gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at denim research & development at Levi's state-of-the-art textile facility in San Francisco. Located 10 minutes from corporate headquarters, Eureka Lab is run by textile specialist Bart Sights. "Eureka … Read More

  • May
    14
    2015

    Fashion Design Student Receives Scholarships From the Cooper Design Space and Gen Art

    Fashion Design Student Duston Jasso recently received the Cooper Design Space Fashion Start Award and The Gen Art Future Entrepreneur Award for the gown he presented for Chairing Styles at DEBUT 2015. "I was so lucky to be able to work with such an amazing … Read More

  • May
    06
    2015

    Textile Design and Debut Grad Receives Scholarship From California Fashion Foundation and Textile Association of L.A.

    Recent DEBUT Graduate Willis Park, who also studied Textile Design at FIDM, recently received the Betty Baumgardner Award for Best Use of Textiles from the California Fashion Foundation (CFF) and the Textile Association of Los Angeles (TALA). "I showed some … Read More

  • Apr
    22
    2015

    Meet Textile Designer Brook Perdigon On Saturday, April 25 in Los Angeles

    Mixed Business invites you to meet Textile Design Graduate Brook Peridgon at Saturday's Meet the Maker Event in Los Angeles. The artist and textile designer will be on hand from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and showcasing two textile collections.  … Read More

  • Apr
    20
    2015

    Fashion Knitwear Design Grad is a Technical Designer at Alternative Apparel (Interview)

    Fashion Knitwear Design Graduate Marisol Aguirre has a new job at L.A.-based Alternative Apparel as a Technical Designer in the men's department. After finishing her degree in 2007, she worked for more than four years at Forever 21, in the girls department, … Read More

  • Apr
    20
    2015

    From the FIDM Library: Textiles & Materials Quarterly, Eco Leather

    This month the FIDM Library reports on ecological advances in making leather as more fashion and interior design companies seek out sustainable and organic alternatives. Conventional leather processing involves the use of chrome and heavy metals—methods t … Read More

  • Apr
    07
    2015

    IMPD Student Karoline Korpor Wins Hank Pola Scholarship

    Members of L.A.'s fashion community celebrated FIDM International Manufacturing & Product Development Student Karoline Korpor (pictured with Ilse Metchek), who recently received the Hank Pola Scholarship. Named in honor of the longtime textile executive and … Read More

  • Mar
    02
    2015

    Tech Fabric Could Slim Down Outerwear

    Voormi, a tech start-up in Colorado, has created the technology to produce a waterproof, breathable textile with only a single layer of material—an advance that would revolutionize sports action apparel design, according to a report in Wired. Introduced at … Read More

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