When Hemmy Darbani was a freshman in high school, she started to explore her creativity. "I always knew I was artistic, but I never knew how to channel that energy," she says. "That's when I realized that my aunt, who is a fashion designer herself, has always been my source of inspiration throughout my childhood. I started to research fashion schools in California, and that is when I found FIDM and fell in love–and never looked back."
After receiving an AA degree in Fashion Design from FIDM, Hemmy knew she wanted to be a bridal and evening wear designer, but felt something was missing. "I wanted to come back to school and try to find that missing piece, and that is when I decided to come back for the new Bachelor of Arts Program in Design," she adds. "Not only did I become more well rounded in design, but I realized I would create my gowns and my collections through storytelling."
The recent graduate is currently focusing on her brand and private clients (she recently designed her sister-in-law's wedding gown). "I feel very lucky and blessed to have been a student at FIDM. I am very excited to embark on the new chapter in my life to focus on myself, and becoming the designer I have always wanted to be.
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