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FIDM Graduates Its First Class of Menswear Design Students


By Deborah Belgum | June 25, 2015

About 200 people attended a reception and exhibition to celebrate the graduation of the first-ever students who completed a new advanced study program for menswear at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.

Style Africa Gala and Runway Show Bows at the CMC

Style Africa Gala and Runway Show Bows at the CMC

Designer and “Project Runway” contestant Korto Momolu was among the designers featured at the Style Africa Gala and Runway Show, held June 20 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.

Hana’s Kim and Avant’s Blanco Honored at Black & White Ball

Hana’s Kim and Avant’s Blanco Honored at Black & White Ball

It was a sea of black-and-white formalwear at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles when apparel-industry executives gathered to honor Sunnie S. Kim, and George P. Blanco.

The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

The Secret to Combining Costume Design With Fashion Design

Costume designers and fashion designers are two separate worlds, but in recent years the two professions have begun to overlap.

Kanye West Turns Out at L.A. Trade Tech’s Fashion Show

Kanye West Turns Out at L.A. Trade Tech’s Fashion Show

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College celebrated its 90th anniversary during its May 29 Gold Thimble runway show, where student designers showcased everything from swimwear, sportswear and menswear to day dresses, and after-five dresses inspired by the 1970s.

 CCA Hosts Annual Fashion Show in SF

CCA Hosts Annual Fashion Show in SF

California College of the Arts hosted its annual fashion show on May 15 at CCA’s San Francisco campus, where 13 senior design students showcased their final collections for a crowd of about 750 guests.

Academy of Art Honors CFDA, Ryan Roche at Annual Graduation Fashion Show

Academy of Art Honors CFDA, Ryan Roche at Annual Graduation Fashion Show

The Council of Fashion Designers of America was honored and designer Ryan Roche received the Distinguished Alumna award on May 14 at the annual Academy of Art University graduation fashion show in San Francisco.

Woodbury Hosts 51st Annual Runway Event in Downtown

Woodbury Hosts 51st Annual Runway Event in Downtown

Woodbury University returned to downtown Los Angeles for its annual runway show, held May 3 at a new venue: The Majestic Downtown, a 1921 architectural gem of a building that once housed the Los Angeles Bank of America.

Scholarships for Local Design Students

Scholarships for Local Design Students

Celebrating the next generation of design talent

Turk, Schoenfeld, Alberini Honored

Turk, Schoenfeld, Alberini Honored

Fashion students got the opportunity to show their styles at the annual Otis gala runway event.

Peter Copping’s Collection Gets its West Coast Debut at The Colleagues

Peter Copping’s Collection Gets its West Coast Debut at The Colleagues

The well-dressed ladies (as well as a smattering of men) of The Colleagues paid tribute to the late designer Oscar de la Renta and welcomed his successor, Peter Copping.

California Dreaming Debut

California Dreaming Debut

The California dream of tearing down convention and crafting an independent ethos is a serious goal and inspiration for designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais.

Fashion Week San Diego

Fashion Week San Diego

For this collection, Rich used dye-sublimation printing to incorporate original art and photography in his made-in-America designs.

Highlights Trends for Fall 2015 in Runway Show


Highlights Trends for Fall 2015 in Runway Show


Scores of store buyers filled the Fashion Theater in the California Market Center in Los Angeles for a runway show that outlined some of the emerging Fall 2015 trends presented by the buying office Directives West.

Boho, Fur, Sports Luxe and Shaping Denim

Boho, Fur, Sports Luxe and Shaping Denim

Look for the bohemian hippie-chic trend to continue for Fall ’16 with some new items such as the blanket coat, the fit and flare pant, the fur jacket, and ponchos in all lengths to drive the look forward.

Fashion Week El Paseo

Fashion Week El Paseo

Opening night of Fashion Week El Paseo put the spotlight on eight Southern California designers: Trina Turk, Eduardo Lucero, Kevan Hall, Anthony Franco, Lloyd Klein, Chagoury’s Gilbert Chagoury, Oliver Tolentino and Candice Held.

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