, 3 Days of Fashion

  • Jan

    Catching Up With International Student Anna Hsiao

    Originally from Taiwan, Anna Hsiao is currently pursuing Merchandise Product Development at FIDM. We were able to get to know a little bit more about her in an interview. Learn about her FIDM Experience and career goals below.

    Where are you from? How do you like living/studying in California?


    I’m from Taiwan. I really enjoy living in California because the weather here is super nice.


    When will you graduate from FIDM and what is your major?


    I will graduate on March, 2017. My major is Merchandise Product Development.

    我将在2017年三月毕业。 我的专业是行销产品开发。

    Why did you choose to study at FIDM?


    Only FIDM has a Merchandise Product Development major, which teaches both Fashion Marketing and Design.

    只有fidm 才有的行销产品开发的专业,而且会教服装行销跟服装设计。 

    Where did you study/work before FIDM


    I was attending high school in Taiwan before FIDM.


    What do you like the most about FIDM?


    I like my major’s curriculum at FIDM. My classes include some business development classes such as retail environment, marketing and brand development, fashion merchandising, assortment planning, etc. Merchandise Product Development also has some fashion design classes that teach you how to use Illustrator to draw a design, how to sew a garment and make a pattern. From these classes, I learned a lot of information in the fashion industry. Compared to the Marketing major, I have more skills than them, such as sewing, patternmaking and product developing.


    How do you think FIDM will prepare your career in the future?


    Since the Merchandise Product Development major is very flexible, I not only do a product developer’s job, but also a buyer’s or marketer’s job. Next quarter I’ll have the brand portfolio class that I’ll start to build my own portfolios for two brands. My portfolio will be very vital for my future career.


    Anything else you’d like to add?


    I learned how to make a dress form pattern from FIDM DEBUT Graduate, Tomy Huang, and every single piece of my design that I made is fitted and accurate. Learning how to make a dress form pattern really tells you why patternmaking is very important and how to make your ideal design.

    我从Tomy Huang那边学会做人体模型的打版,我做出来的每一件衣服都非常的贴身跟准确。学会如何去打各种型号的版会让你知道为什么服装打版是那么重要而且还会让你知道如何去做你理想中的设计。



    Categories: International

  • Jan

    Meet BA Student Malory Colin

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  • Jan

    FIDM at Student Veterans of America Conference

    FIDM recently attended the 9th Annual Student Veterans of America (SVA) Conference, held earlier this month, in Anaheim, California. Pictured above is SVA Faculty Advisor Patricia Martinez with SVA President and CEO Jarred Lyon, current SVA FIDM Chapter Presid … Read More

  • Jan

    Textiles + Materials Winter Newsletter

    The FIDM Library has released its Textiles + Materials Winter 2017 Quarterly with a focus on 3D printing (which corresponds to a current library display). For more information about the resources mentioned in this newsletter, visit the FIDM Library.    … Read More

  • Jan

    Instructor Wins PRINT Magazine Graphic Design Award 2016

    FIDM Graphic Design Instructor Graham Moore has been recognized by PRINT magazine as a Regional Design Award winner for 2016 for his "stereo_mono_hifi" series for client Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The design competition is the industry’s most prestigious and well … Read More

  • Jan

    Toms Teams with & Other Stories

    TOMS is teaming with H&M owned & Other Stories on a line of shoes and ready-to-wear with a California vibe for spring 2017. The shoe company's first line of apparel will feature pieces "with a quirky and Bohemian bent specific to Venice Beach." Model, jewelry … Read More

  • Jan

    Upcoming Social Media Guest Speakers

    Social Media Students at FIDM Los Angeles will be treated to some outstanding guest speakers in the coming months. Upcoming speakers include Maya Watson, Vice President, Marketing & Social Media at Oprah Winfrey Network; Joanna Reidl, Senior PR Director, Poshm … Read More

  • Jan

    Chriselle Lim and FIDM Featured in New YouTube Video

    In celebration of the buzzed-about movie La La Land, Lionsgate asked famed fashion blogger and YouTube star Chriselle Lim to share her untold love story with her husband, Allen. The FIDM Graduate talks about meeting her future love while still a student and as … Read More

  • Dec

    Keeping Up With 2015 National Scholarship Competition Recipient Vanessa Reyes

    FIDM 2015 National Scholarship Competition Recipient Vanessa Reyes has gone above and beyond since winning the scholarship. She recently graduated with an AA in Graphic Design and interned for the FIDM Publications Department, creating visually stunning graphi … Read More

  • Dec

    LA Fashion Week 2017 Attracts NY Designers

    Los Angeles Fashion Week kicks off with a new twist this year. NY designers Tommy Hilfiger, Rebecca Minkoff, and Rachel Comey will be staging their new collections in LA this winter. CEO of CFDA Steven Kolb tells Business of Fashion there is no singular reason … Read More