Street Style on Campus News Show “FIDM 360,” Plus Apparel Graphics Trends for Fall 2012

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FIDM Students demonstrate their passion for, and knowledge of, current fashion trends in the latest episode of campus news show FIDM 360.

With access to leading fashion trend reports at the FIDM Library, one of the largest specialized fashion libraries in the United States, students earning their graphic design and digital media degrees at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, stay current with upcoming trends for fashion, color, graphics design and more.

Produced by FIDM’s Digital Media department, FIDM 360 is a campus news show that covers on-campus fashion trends, student activities and industry updates from the entertainment and graphic design and digital media industries. Watch more episodes of FIDM 360 here.

Discover what FIDM Students consider the must-have items for Summer/Fall 2012 and their favorite brands in the video above, and scroll down to read about upcoming apparel graphic design trends for 2012 and 2013.

Apparel Graphics Trends ’12/’13

Leading fashion trend and forecasting analysis company, Stylesight, observed skull-inspired graphics and typographic statements as upcoming trends in its Bright Prints & Graphics S/S13 trend forecast report from Berlin’s Bright Tradeshow, dedicated to streetwear and action sports apparel.

Graphic Design Trend: Skull Time Graphics

Stylesight states “New updates on skull graphics are still a firm favorite for street and skate brands this season,” in its Brights Prints & Graphics S/S 13 report.

Apparel graphics trend/graphic design trends 2012 as predicted by leading trend service, Stylesight

Apparel graphic design trends 2012: skull time graphics, as predicted by leading trend service, Stylesight.

Above: 1 Apparel graphic designed by FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Danny Osterman for imagined brand, Noisy One// 2 Apparel graphics by Abandon Ship Apparel// 3 Omit Apparel T-shirt design

Graphic Design Trend: Type Statements

“New typographical explorations are a key trend going forward,” states leading fashion trend and forecast analysis company Stylesight, citing gradient filled and pattern filled type, masked imagery, hand-drawn typography and chunky type as upcoming apparel graphic design trends in its Brights Prints & Graphics S/S 13 report.

Apparel graphic design trends 2012: typographic statements according to Stylesight

Apparel graphic design trends 2012: typographic statements, according to Stylesight.

Above: 1 Imagined Nike T-shirt designed by FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Omar Rajput// 2 Obey T-shirt design// 3 Stussy T-shirt design

Graphic Design Trend: Comic Book Inspired

In a special Comic-Con 2012 Attitudes: Art & Design trend forecast report, Stylesight referenced several ways in which the massive comic book convention influences apparel graphics, including the influx of the colorful Lichtenstein-esque illustrative looks.

Apparel graphic design trends 2012: comic book inspired motifs according to Stylesight

Apparel graphic design trends 2012: comic book inspired motifs, according to Stylesight.

“Brands and press outlets – many outside of the comics industry, are acknowledging that the convention and fantasy genre in general mean big business,” states Stylesight in its Comic-Con 2012 Attitudes: Art & Design report. “Speech balloon graphics are currently a widely embraced crossmarket motif.”

Above: 1 Advertisement for the Converse Chuck Taylor DC Comics collaboration collection // 2 Illustrative apparel graphics for imagined brand Sucker Punch Soda by FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Tyler Wise // 3 Fashion designer Phillip Lim’s Pre-fall 2012 Lichtenstein-inspired designs

Check back on the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog regularly for more trends in apparel graphic design, packaging design and more.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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