Saturday, March 29, 2014

FIDM.....FIDM DEBUT 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Gala, the BLOG RECAP!




Nick Verreos--FIDM DEBUT 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Gala, Santa Monica Barker Hangar



This past Saturday night was the FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising DEBUT 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Gala at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica CA. This was the culmination of a week of DEBUT shows and the VIP black tie dinner-and-fashion show event to honor FIDM Debut, it's grads and of course, the fashion! Students from the FIDM Advanced Program of Fashion Design, Theater Costume Design create designs that are then showcased at DEBUT.






The Invite: FIDM DEBUT 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Gala

Over twenty years ago, I was one of the FIDM DEBUT designers who showed their first collection to an Industry audience. As part of the Advanced Fashion Design Program, we spent about ten months designing and creating the mini-collections (10-12 looks) that were then shown on this DEBUT "stage" on top-notch professional models.






Tuxedo Couple: I brought along my partner David Paul to Saturday night's fabulous FIDM DEBUT 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Gala at Santa Monica's Barker Hangar



The Fashion Show:




Costumes from the FIDM Advanced Theater Costume Design designers...the theme was "Jazz!"--FIDM DEBUT 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Gala Santa Monica Barker Hangar






All That Jazz: FIDM DEBUT 20-14 Los Angeles Fashion Gala, Santa Monica Barker Hangar


Photo Courtesy of Alex J. Berliner ABImages






Cadillac Goddess: As part of the FIDM DEBUT 2014 show, designs from the "Cadillac Couture" competition where FIDM Advanced Fashion Design Students were asked to design looks inspired by Cadillac automobiles and using actual Cadillac car parts (very "Project Runway"!)


                             Photo Courtesy of Alex J. Berliner ABImages



FIDM DEBUT 2014 design highlights:






Cocoon Couture: An ivory design from FIDM DEBUT 2014 designer Blake Patterson


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FIDM DEBUUT 2014 designer Tyler Purcell takes his bow/walk

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Menswear design from FIDM DEBUT 2014 designer Matt Kim

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Cascade Coat Dressing: Design from FIDM DEBUT 2014 designer Mohamed Salahadin

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        Code Blue: FIDM DEBUT 2014 designer Mohamed Salahadin and Nick Verreos--FIDM DEBUT 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Gala




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Security Please: Nick Verreos, Barker Hangar Security "God" Jake and David Paul--FIDM DEBUT 2014 Los Angeles Fashion Gala Santa Monica Barker Hangar