Dustin Mangan’s favorite part of designing is the process of developing a concept into a wearable garment. His DEBUT collection is his idea of where men’s contemporary suiting is going, mixing with street-influenced style.
Willis Park has always wanted to do fashion design and prints, so he majored in Textile Design. His DEBUT collection is childrenswear focusing on handweaving, knitting, crocheting.
Samantha Sneed combines equestrian inspired looks with classic Americana in her exquisite womenswear collection.
Martha Calderon developed a passion for fibers when she studied printmaking before attending FIDM. Inspired by Frank Gehry, Martha’s DEBUT collection beautifully explores dimension and shape.
Marly Kluge’s DEBUT collection is called Paradise Place. Inspired by going on a tropical resort vacation, the designer used a burst of bright, bold colors and prints.
Luar originally went to school for fine arts, but decided he wanted to become a fashion designer when he realized he was more interested in drawing clothing than drawing the body. His collection was inspired by conceptual art as well as the rough patches in his life.
Leonides Garcia’s DEBUT collection was inspired by James Bond and the exotic, confident James Bond women in 1967, You Only Live Twice. The mens and womenswear collection prominently features black, gold, and rust.
Leetal Platt realized that fashion design was her calling when she was working in the film industry as a costumer. Her hand-sculpted DEBUT collection is inspired by photographs of bridges in the fog.
Jette Kavanagh moved from Chico to Los Angeles to attend FIDM. Her sophisticated DEBUT collection is inspired by her visual experience with Los Angeles street art—graffiti and tags.
As a child, Daniel Henson was very artistic and as he grew older, he realized he could channel his creativity into a career in fashion. His DEBUT collection was inspired by his travels to Ghana, Africa. He created a print from his own photographs.
Anthony Herrera’s collection was inspired by modern architecture, then changed once he watched the Think Pink scene in the classic 1957 film Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn. Fall silhouettes with spring colors.
Student designer Tylor Leigh showed a bright collection of men’s and women’s wear in white, yellow, and black on the Debut 2014 runway.
Ericka Corona, who has a passion for knitwear children’s wear showed her effervescent collection on the Debut 2014 runway.
Student designer David Lee believes that women are strong and wanted to showcase that through his feminine Debut 2014 collection.
Arizona native Carol Wong, who describes herself as rebellious, talks about her “Medieval-armor-meets-future” collection shown on the Debut 2014 runway.
View student designer pieces that feature parts, from seatbelts to hood ornaments, from actual Cadillac cars.
Hear from student designer Blake Patterson and view his Debut 2014 runway collection, which was inspired by the graceful movement of a jellyfish.
View the entire show, featuring work by Advanced Study Fashion Design & Costume Design students.
See the work of graduating FIDM Theatre Costume Design Students inspired by the film Les Miserables.
Graduating FIDM Fashion Design Students present their collections at the DEBUT 2013 Runway Show.
See the red carpet gowns designed by FIDM Students and Alumni for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Luncheon in Washington, D.C.
Bob Mackie Scholarship winner, Octavius Terry’s alternative red carpet collection highlights the power of women and men.
As a former theatre student, Maggie Jean King designed a children’s collection full of personality, color, and whimsy.
Living in Southern California, Kelly Knaggs was inspired to design a snowboard collection for DEBUT.
Katie Chick was inspired by the Greek Islands in the knitwear collection she designed for DEBUT.
A Chicago native, Jordan Blake Service has planned on pursuing fashion design as a career since he was 11 years old.
Christine Ko’s women’s collection is inspired by a rose and features beautiful shade of burgundy and grey.
Chairing Styles is a collaboration between students in three majors at FIDM: Textiles, Fashion, and Interior Design. See their designs on the runway at DEBUT.
Britt Luttio’s black, white, and red collection is about shape, pattern, and scale.
Bradon McDonald’s collection is inspired by the cliffs between Paradise Cove and Point Dume in Malibu.
Encouraged by his father to become a designer, Benny Dam’s interest in fashion began when he was just 13 years old.
Winner of the Bank of the West Scholarship, Ahmad Murtaza designed a women’s collection that he describes as East meets West.
Yadimar Chavez created a rustic menswear collection that was inspired by summers spent with his father in Northern Mexico.
Wensi Michelle Gao designed a children's collection filled with bright colors and whimsy.
Tracy Moore turned to a painting that her father, artist Joe Spencer, created in 1984, and had the work digitally printed on fabrics that were used throughout the collection.
Randy Lee Donato drew on the story of Joan of Arc and her journey from warrior to saint for inspiration.
Ralph Prado showed a collection that reflected our high-tech society with an orange and blue color palette.
Michael Pinpin created a mostly black and white collection with pops of red that was infused with texture and metallic.
Joshua Christensen, who competed on Project Runway, created modern takes on classic American silhouettes for his DEBUT collection of menswear.
Jessica Dunn showed punk-inspired plaids, cowl-neck blouses, and slinky racer back dresses that were inspired by smoke and shadows.
Designer Chelsea Dowell mixed voluminous silhouettes with sleek shapes in her all-knitwear Debut collection.
Alicia Czerwiec's women's wear collection featured weaving detailing, embellishments, and reverse appliques that mimicked stained glass.
Designer Alejandro Ortega created a collection filled with graphic prints and bold color.
Debut 2012 Students were given an opportunity to work with famed designer Karen Kane who challenged the designers to create a Little Black Dress. The winning designs will be featured in an upcoming collection.
View the opulent and glamorous creations from the Advanced Theatre Costume Design Students.