, Student Activities

  • Aug

    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 can make: lockstitch vs. chainstitch, bar tack or rivet, selvedge or overedge finish? A simple pair of jeans represents many strategic and design choices. What is the text book example of a classically constructed jean? No surprise, Levi's 501s.

    If denim is your jam, learn more about The Business of Denim in the new Advanced program.


    Categories: Designer, Apparel Industry Management, Downtown, Student Life, Student Activities

  • Aug

    Denim Series: Learning the Language of Denim

    Selvedge, Right Hand Twill, Ring Spun, and Ring Ring. Students left Wednesday's Denim seminar speaking a whole new language—the one industry insiders speak when describing the world's favorite indigo textile. Instructor Tricia Edwards gave students an … Read More

  • Aug

    Denim Seminar Industry Defines Terms

    Denim Fade Terminology was the subject of the first seminar in the 6-part LA lunchtime series on the Business of Denim. The hands-on informational class led by FIDM Instructor Tricia Edwards took students through a lively discussion on the special effe … Read More

  • Jul

    Denim Seminar Starts in August Plus Peek at New 'The Business of Denim' Major

    Take a sneak peek at our exciting new Advanced Study program, The Business of Denim, at a series of free midday seminars, to take place each Wednesday in August on the LA campus. Themes include: Denim Fade Terminology, Denim Fabrics, Constructing Denim Appar … Read More

  • May

    Beauty Industry Executive from NYX Visits Downtown LA Campus

    NYX Senior Vice President Sales Brandyn Muegge will share the story of how she helped build the powerhouse brand at the FIDM Library, Thursday, May 19, 6 pm. … Read More

  • Oct

    Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso Signing in San Diego, Pasadena, SF

    Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso will be signing copies of her bestselling book #GIRLBOSS today in San Diego, tomorrow at Vroman's in Pasadena, and in SF at Booksmith on Thursday, October 8. Special thanks to Booksmith for providing discounted tickets for FI … Read More