Grad Lexy Lynch is Womens Developing Designer Manager at Barneys New York
After working for Ted Baker, Giorgio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana, Business Management and Merchandising & Marketing Graduate Lexy Lynch is the Women’s Developing Designer Manager at Barneys New York. Raised in Manchester, England, she moved to Los Angeles to attend FIDM at age 19, and is currently based in Beverly Hills.
Living in the U.K., how did you first come across FIDM? I found FIDM when researching schools in California online. After spending all night on the website I knew I wanted to go.
What are some of your favorite FIDM memories? My favorite memories from FIDM are my friends. I met some of my closest friends in the first few weeks. I am so grateful for the life lessons, industry knowledge, teamwork skills I built while at FIDM.
Did you intern while in school? I interned my whole way through FIDM. While I was in the Merchandising & Marketing Program I began as a PR and marketing intern at Caro Marketing, then I went to Ted Baker and interned at the U.S. wholesale office, which was a incredibly rewarding internship—I ended up staying a full year. Once in the Business Management Program, I began interning at Giorgio Armani in the PR office, and finally, at Dolce & Gabbana in their PR office.
What was your first position after graduation? Once I graduated, Dolce & Gabbana hired me as the Studio Services Assistant. I spent two years there and learned so much.
Tell us about your journey at Barneys: I moved to Barneys New York in Beverly Hills as the Studio Services Supervisor for 14 months and was then promoted to the Jewelry Department Manager, and was recently promoted to the Women’s Developing Designer Manager. I love Barneys and want to continue to grow within the company.
What advice would you share with FIDM Students looking to follow a path like yours? I highly advise interning. I interned for four years while at school, learned so much, and was able to put what I was learning in the classroom into practice, not to mention building relationships and a resume before graduating.