Just Accepted High School Junior Founded FIDM Fashion Club

August 10, 2017

Name: Mathew Quijano

Age: 17

Hometown: Tarzana, CA

Work: I am a Sales Associate at a Calvin Klein Outlet in Las Vegas, NV.

FIDM Major: Fashion Design (and hoping to take pursue an Advanced Study Degree in Theatre Costume Design).

FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2018

Admissions Advisor: Dee Solis

How did your advisor help with the process? She let me in on the fact the 2017 Junior Priority deadline was extended for an extra week and when I had turned in my application. I found out during my phone interview she wrote a letter of recommendation that surprised me. She has been a great help to me.

Tell us a bit about yourself. I started the first FIDM Fashion Club at my school and have been studying fashion for a good chunk of my life. I also work with makeup and am still learning about it. I am an active ambassador for my school and have joined our Honor Society.

What are your proudest accomplishments so far? Getting accepted into my first choice school, FIDM!

What made FIDM right for you? After attending 3 Days of Fashion this year, the faculty, the campus, the surroundings, everything just fit perfectly for me.

Describe your entrance project. My entrance project was essentially a story of my life. I drew pieces that were tattered and others polished to represent the ups and downs of my life.

What are your career goals? I would love to be a household name in fashion like Alexander McQueen or Jean Paul Gaultier.

What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to be taught all the basics as well as be offered the path to find out who I am as a designer and a student.

Categories: Fashion Design, Just Accepted