, Designer

  • Jan
    09
    2017

    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 designer, and genuine Venice resident Erin Wasson will promo the co-lab in a campaign, according to Women's Wear Daily.

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  • Dec
    27
    2016

    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

  • Dec
    06
    2016

    Textile Design Grad Cassandra Manna Interviewed in VoyageLA

    Textile surface designer and colorist Cassandra Manna, a graduate of FIDM's Textile Design Program, was recently interviewed by VoyageLA. Since graduating in 2008, she's been busy working for companies such as Raviya Inc., Urban Textile Inc., Melco Fabrics Inc … Read More

  • Dec
    05
    2016

    LA Menswear Designer Greg Lauren Teams with Banana Republic

    Los Angeles-based menswear designer Greg Lauren has teamed with Banana Republic for a special collection of his trademark vintage-inspired fashions just in time for Christmas. In special stores (including the Grove and Third St. in Santa Monica) the collaborat … Read More

  • Nov
    21
    2016

    Joyce Azria Launches Avec Les Filles Aimed at Upscale Millennials

    Joyce Azria, former Creative Director of BCBG Generation and founder Max Azria's daughter is starting her own brand—Avec Les Filles. Aimed at millennial women, the 35-year-old designer is trusting her instincts by launching with 155 shops-in-stores and a colle … Read More

  • Nov
    17
    2016

    FIDM Museum Exhibition Features First Grads of BA Design Program

    Work from the first graduating class of the B.A. Design program is on exhibit until December 3rd in the FIDM Museum & Galleries. The 10 graduates come from a variety of design disciplines: fashion, jewelry, textile, and visual communications. What they all sha … Read More

  • Nov
    17
    2016

    California Design Gains Recognition

    "The ascent of California as a center of design is unstoppable," according to University of California Professor Simon Sandler. In an interview with The New York Times, he explains that California dominates design in the categories of technology (think Apple), … Read More

  • Nov
    15
    2016

    Apparel Industry Management Grad Has Launched a Custom Apron Business

    Apparel Industry Management Alumna Fiorella Borkert, who graduated in 2011, Phi Theta Kappa, from FIDM, is now the proprietor of Rossel & Company, a bespoke line of aprons that are handcrafted in California. We recently chatted with Fiorella to learn more abou … Read More

  • Nov
    09
    2016

    Pam & Gela Contribute to New Wear LACMA Collection to Raise Funds for the Museum

    Per California Apparel News, Pam & Gela, the fashion label co-founded by FIDM Graduate Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor of Juicy Couture fame, has contributed one-of-a-kind fashion items for the Fall 2016 Wear LACMA Collection that went on sale this wee … Read More

  • Nov
    02
    2016

    James Galanos, West Coast Couture Designer Dies at 92

    Former FIDM Advisory Board member James Galanos, a favorite of California society and show biz divas, died at 92 in Los Angeles. After training with Hollywood costume designer Jean Louis at Columbia and apprenticing in Paris at couture houses Givenchy … Read More

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