FIDM's annual DEBUT Runway Show attracts nearly 10,000 people over three days and features designs by graduating students in FIDM's Fashion Design and Theatre Costume Design Advanced Study programs, as well as work from Interior Design, Digital Media, and Textile Design students. The extravaganza concludes on the third night with the DEBUT Runway Show & Gala, a scholarship fundraising event attended by industry notables, FIDM Alumni, and fashion celebrities.
For the last several years, DEBUT has been held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. In addition to the industry, the runway show is also attended by high school students from around the country, friends and family of the graduating students, fellow FIDM Students, and FIDM Staff and Faculty. A special invitation-only pre-party is attended by high school students who are members of official FIDM High School Fashion Clubs and features celebrity guests, eyelash bars, and a DJ.
Chairing Styles is a unique collaboration of 30 students; 10 Textile Design, 10 Fashion Design and 10 Interior Design. The students are paired in teams of three to create a collaboration and an end product that is quite unique. A Textile Designer creates the textile. A Fashion Designer uses that textile to create a dress. An Interior Designer uses that same textile to design a chair.
Cotton Incorporated is a valuable supporter to this project and has made the Textile piece possible. "Se7en, LLC" a mill in North Carolina is also a partner, to manufacture the textiles used on the chairs.
This collaborative process is an opportunity for all three disciplines to actually see their visions come to life!
Above photo credit: Jerry Li
Two photos above is actor Rick Malambri from the movie Step Up 3D
Nick Verreos - former Project Runway Contestant
Photos by Anthony Diep
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