FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s trademark is its industry partnerships in fashion, beauty, interior design, digital arts, and entertainment. The college has developed excellent relationships with industry leaders, from Smashbox to Guess, Inc. to NBC Universal. These partnerships keep FIDM up-to-date on changing trends and community needs, so the curriculum stays ahead of the curve.
Some students are lucky enough to experience these industry partnerships firsthand by participating in special projects offered at the college. For example, FIDM Graphic Design and Texile Design Students were given the opportunity to compete and design a limited edition bag for the reopening of Fig at 7th, a premier shopping and dining destination in the downtown Los Angeles area. With less than a week to complete their designs, students arose to the challenge by providing quality designs on deadline. FIDM is proud of student designers Carrie Rooney, Tamara Houghton, Chelsey Moffat, Juliar Williams, and Stephanie Kim. A big thanks is also in order to FIDM Instructors Ria Lewerke, Kevin Reagan, Steve Reaves and Ann Bennion for making this collaboration possible.