Merchandise Product Development
Merchandise Product Development Student Lauren Duncan is graduating at the end of the quarter and will be continuing with an Advanced Study Degree in Footwear Design. This past spring, she had the chance to intern for 3 Dee International, one of the companies that designs shoes for Steve Madden.
"I was asked to come up with design ideas for the classic moccasin," she explains. "I started the process by compiling images and inspiration of different design ideas and ended up combining multiple ideas to create this shoe." Lauren didn't know if the shoe would end up in the line, but it did. "Seeing a sample was so surreal!" she adds. "When I opened the box I couldn't believe that my design had actually come to life."
Lauren is currently interning at NY Transit Inc., helping design footwear for Ella Moss and Splendid, the companies founded by FIDM Alumna Pamella Protzel Scott. After graduating from FIDM, she hopes to start her own footwear company – a dream since high school. Congratulations Lauren!
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