, Careers

  • Nov
    14
    2016

    Six Fashion Careers of the Future

    Industry website Business of Fashion reports on six careers in fashion that expect to see major growth. FIDM's Career Network is the online portal for students and alumni to access thousands of potential employers.

    A 3D Print Engineer bridges the technological aspects of the industry with the creative. Trend forecasters see more upscale brands needing this expertise to execute intricate designs.

    A Consumer Psychologist consults with global brands to better understand consumer backgrounds, behavior and preferences.

    A Data Scientist is a must for online aggregators like Lyst. The position provides data driven insight about consumer behavior.

    Fabric Research & Development. "Materials are the heart of the industry," says Peter Logan of Lululemon. Expertise in new materials and how they relate to style, performance, and sustainability is a key factor in great design.

    Sustainability Expert. "There's a recognized need for sustainability, especially if you're a large business," says Rachel Cantu of Patagonia. Expect mass labels like Gap, Adidas, Kering to pay more attention.

    Personal Stylist. Thread and Stitchfix are current examples of the trend to help consumers navigate an increasingly complex retail landscape with styling advice.

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  • Nov
    03
    2016

    Grad Is Senior Director of Visual Design at Barneys New York (Interview)

    Earlier this year, Alumna Theresa Silva was promoted to Senior Director of Visual Design at Barneys New York. We recently caught up with the Visual Communications Graduate, who reports directly to the VP of Visual and helps oversee all stores company-wide, t … Read More

  • Nov
    02
    2016

    After Working at Juicy Couture, William Rast, and Buffalo Jeans, Designer Reese De Luca Strikes Out on His Own (Interview)

    After graduating from FIDM in 2003, with a degree in Merchandise Product Development, Reese De Luca began interning at Juicy Couture. Within a month, he had moved up to Assistant Designer. His past positions include serving as Head Designer for Justin Timber … Read More

  • Oct
    20
    2016

    Grad is Vice President of Merchandising and Planning at Kate Hudson's Fabletics

    Merchandise & Marketing Graduate Jeffrey Brumley, who is currently the Vice President of Merchandising and Planning at Fabletics, has recently returned to sunny California after nearly a decade in New York and Vancouver where he worked at VINCE and Lululemon, … Read More

  • Oct
    12
    2016

    Five FIDM Grads Work on the Design Team at Accessory Company Brighton

    Accessory company Brighton, which sells its products at over 180 Brighton Collectible stores and in over 4,000 fine specialty boutiques or online, recently released a catalog, Brighton Behind the Brand. Five FIDM Graduates--Design Director Monica Kostelnik ( … Read More

  • Oct
    12
    2016

    Graphic Design Alumna is the Art Department Manager at Torrid (Interview)

    Graphic Design Graduate Erica Becking is the Art Department Manager at Torrid where she manages and art directs a team of eight graphic and textile artists and two pre-production specialists. We recently chatted with Erica to learn more about her exciting care … Read More

  • Oct
    05
    2016

    Apparel Industry Management Grad Launches Blue Jean Baby (Interview)

    Apparel Industry Management Graduate Lola Rogers (pictured, right, with her sister and co-founder Taylor) recently launched the made-in-America women's line, Blue Jean Baby, a capsule collection and denim and vintage collection. We caught up with Lola to learn … Read More

  • Oct
    05
    2016

    Catching Up With Patagonia Product Developer Kim Suarez (Interview)

    Apparel Industry Management Graduate Kim Suarez is currently a Product Developer at Patagonia, based in Ventura, California. Prior to joining the famed outdoor apparel and gear company, Kim worked at Levi's, also in product development, in San Francisco. We re … Read More

  • Sep
    13
    2016

    Chelsie Kadota Makes a Splash With S.I.E. Swim Line (Interview)

    Merchandise Product Development Graduate Chelsie Kadota is the founder of S.I.E. Swim, a new swimwear collection that was recently showcased to the world at July's Miami Swim Week. We chatted with Chelsie to learn more. What led you to start S.I.E. Swim? Born … Read More

  • Sep
    06
    2016

    Business Management Graduate Launches Wandertribe Apparel Line

    FIDM Graduate Christine Hayden has launched Wandertribe, a line of ultra-comfy loungewear that's entirely sourced and produced in Downtown Los Angeles. She developed the line while completing her bachelor's degree at FIDM and launched this past May.  "The i … Read More

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