After I graduated from UCSB, I went on to study Merchandise Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise in 2001. It was here that I began to understand and appreciate the value of how big the fashion industry is. The school provided me with my first internship with Miss Sixty, styling mannequins, and my love grew from there.
Last night it was an honor to sit with two other amazing power stylists Lindsay Albanese and Daniel Musto. These two have pioneered and are continually changing the stylist scene. The three of us gave advice and shared our stories to the future of our industry. As I continue to work as a stylist and blogger, I will always enjoy going back as an alumni to work with future fashionistas.
FIDM’s focused curriculum integrates creative and leadership skills to develop graduates for the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Interior Design, and Entertainment. Combined with these skills, FIDM Graduates value ethical choice, demonstrate an awareness of cultural diversity, communicate effectively, think critically, and possess the knowledge of technology essential to their profession.
A specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and Entertainment industries.
- 26 creative majors
- 2-year Associate of Arts Degrees
- Associate of Arts Professional Designation & Advanced Study Degree Programs
- 4-year Bachelor of Arts and 4-year Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
- 6,200 students, 300 faculty members
- Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
- Rolling admissions with classes starting quarterly
- Powerful network of more than 65,000 alumni
- Four campuses strategically placed in the centers of California’s #1 industries: Fashion, Entertainment, and Manufacturing
- Industry-driven curriculum
- Dedicated faculty of industry professionals
- Famous graduates