Fashion Design Co-Chair David Paul began his career as a Costume Designer for MTV, ABC, FOX, Nickelodeon, and the WB. He worked alongside world-class photographers as a fashion stylist for Vogue. In 2001, he co-founded the luxury brand NIKOLAKI with fellow Co-Chair, Nick Verreos, dressing everyone from Beyoncé to Carrie Underwood. He’s the Creative Director for NV Nick Verreos, which is available on major home shopping networks.
How are you bringing your industry experience to your position at FIDM?
I hope I can bring all of my very eclectic experience to our students and show them the variety that is available in both the fashion and costume industries.
What is it like shaping the Fashion Design Program?
Shaping the Fashion Design program at FIDM is both exciting and challenging. While Nick and I have been associated with the college for decades, it is a unique experience to develop and grow the educational components of the design program(s). Our goal is to guide students into becoming not only designers with a unique creative vision, but also professionals prepared to take their place in this challenging industry.
What is the best part of your job?
Inspiring students is definitely the best part of our job. Nick and I both have an immense passion for fashion and hope to motivate, inspire, and guide our students into being the best they can be. There is nothing better than seeing the excitement in the eyes of our young designers as they soak in all the knowledge that Nick and I are happy to share.
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