, Downtown

  • Jan
    11
    2017

    Meet BA Student Malory Colin

    The Standard, the popular collection of boutique hotels, profiles their staff in an online feature called Family Portraits. They recently conducted a Q&A with current FIDM Student Mallory Colin, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Design while working at the Downtown L.A. property as a Design Assistant. In the feature, the Davis, California native reports that she is currently working on her design thesis, titled "I’ve Got Baggage." 

    "I’m designing a backpack collection inspired by the importance of maintaining a healthy state of mind in our every day lives," she said. "This project tells the story of those who suffer from mental health issues in a creative way, allowing people to understand this misunderstood world." 

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  • Jan
    03
    2017

    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
    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

  • 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
    19
    2016

    The Retail Explorer: Echo Park's Arty Enclave

    The little stretch of shops and coffee houses just north of Sunset on Echo Park Avenue feels like a set designed for an indie film starring this season’s pixie girl. The shops are all independent; and the vibe on a sunny weekday afternoon is 21st cent … Read More

  • Sep
    13
    2016

    Save the Date: 7th Annual Innovative Materials Conference, October 31, 2016 to November 4, 2016

    Please save the date for the upcoming 7th Annual Innovative Materials Conference, which will be held October 31, 2016 to November 4 2016, at the Los Angeles campus, at the Annex, Room A 332. The exhibition will be open Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. … 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

  • Aug
    31
    2016

    Retail Explorer: Silver Lake's Hip Fashion Corner

    The corner of Micheltorena and Sunset Boulevard on the eastern edge of Silver Lake has everything an  Angeleno on the prowl for great design needs: a handful of stylish one-of-a-kind design boutiques, a cute hair salon called Hive, and a very cool cof … Read More

  • Aug
    17
    2016

    FIDM Museum & Galleries: ManMode Exhibits Fabulous Menswear

    "ManMode: Dressing the Male Ego" is a beautifully curated small exhibition of menswear currently on display in the downtown FIDM Museum & Galleries. The room, alongside the galleries showing the Television Costume Design exhibition, is packed with marvelo … Read More

  • Aug
    17
    2016

    Denim Series: Deconstructing Denim Garments

    FIDM Instructor Tricia Edwards dug deeper into the lingo and practices of the industry in her lunchtime denim seminar this week. Passing around jeans and jackets from labels like Lucky, Gap, and Zara, Edwards broke down the kinds of choices that designers … Read More

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