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Tyler Allen model

Tyler Allen knew she would be a FIDM student from the moment she stepped foot on campus. "The second I walked through the doors I knew it was the perfect school from me. Seeing all the pink walls and modern décor, I was already hooked," the future Visual Communications student told us. A talented artist, Allen is skilled in several mediums including ceramics, sketching, and painting. And for fun the 18-year old model loves cheerleading, Polynesian dancing, and shopping. Um, hey Tyler, can we be besties?

Read more about Tyler Allen in her interview on The FIDM Blog

Ralph Lauren and Stefan Larsson

Ralph Lauren has announced that he'll be stepping down from his role as CEO of his eponymous label.  The designer, who founded the company almost 50 years ago, will maintain creative control of the company by staying on board as executive chairman and chief creative officer. Stefan Larsson has been appointed the new CEO, and though his title suggests he's taking over, he will actually report to Lauren. "When they start designing things I can’t understand, I’ll quit," said Lauren. But Larsson, a former H&M executive and president of Old Navy, doesn't mind that his predecessor is sticking around. "One of the biggest reasons for me to join is the opportunity to work side by side with someone like Ralph,” he said. Larsson is credited for Old Navy's revival after he took over in 2012, which could be why he was chosen to take the helm at Ralph Lauren; the all-American label, known for its preppy and western inspired clothing, has had a dip in revenue and is likely trying to get its financial side of the business in order. Larsson will join the Ralph Lauren team in November. 


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Caldwell Harris founded Leon High School's FIDM Fashion Club in August 2014 and currently serves as the president. She spends her spare time studying the fashion industry and hopes to become a notable fashion designer. This week, she contributes to the Fashion Club Blog bringing us the top three trends from New York Fashion Week!

1. Embellishments

Feathers, fur and shiny things. In a word: EMBELLISHMENTS.

The catwalks of NYFW included all of the above. From the drape-y, carnation-inspired pieces at Oscar de la Renta to the intense facial and body jewelry at Givenchy; NYFW was full of eye-catching styles. Top designers who captured this trend include Badgley Mischka (pictured above), Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, and Rodarte.


Oscar de la Renta





2. Gender Fluidity
While NYFW was full of collections that drew a sharp distinction between genders, there were a handful of designers who chose to go the opposite route: GENDER FLUIDITY.

Androgyny may be one of the hottest trends of the moment. Elements of gender fluidity were sprinkled about NYFW in the departments of makeup, hair, and accessories. It was definitely the narrative of Issey Miyake, Hood by Air, and Public School.


Issey Miyake



Hood by Air



Public School


3. Brights and Pinks
Not so surprisingly, BRIGHTS AND PINKS were ubiquitous in the NYFW SS16 collections. The spring collections will debut formally in a time embodied by budding flowers, late afternoon rain, and garden parties. The fashion houses that personified brights and pinks wholly were DVF, Carolina Herrera, and Monique Lhuillier.


Diane von Furstenberg



Carolina Herrera



Monique Lhuillier


In summary NYFW was a wonderful start to Fashion Month—in a word, beautiful—featuring diverse models from different ethnicities and walks of life.  —Caldwell Harris, Leon High School FIDM Fashion Club President


In this year's MyFIDMFashionClub Scholarship Competition, Madison Applegate (pictured above) won the junior category—a full-year scholarship, and Katie Sachen & Mazarine Ebengho won the senior category—$5K each to attend FIDM.

In the competition, juniors were asked to imagine they’d been hired to plan the look and concept of a fashion show for a famous fashion designer, then to develop the concept, while seniors looked ten years into the future and wrote a 500-word essay detailing what their FIDM Fashion Club has been up to for the last decade.



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DL-1961 Contest-Winner

We asked everyone to put their favorite denim on Insta for a chance to win a $300 gift card from premium denim label DL1961. Elizabeth Perez @_lizaperez had the winning shot!

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In our Summer Beauty Contest, we called for everyone to pin their favorite beauty products for a chance to win a summer prize pack worth over $250.

Raheemah Rozier had the winning board! Congrats, Raheemah!!

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Balmain for H&M

French fashion house Balmain's collection for H&M hits stores on November 5, 2015, and the first images from the ad campaign have just been released. The ads feature supermodels Jourdan Dunn, Kendall Jenner, and Gigi Hadid alongside Hao Yun Xiang and Dudley O'Shaughnessy  (can you say #squadgoals?) riding on an empty subway and looking impossibly chic in Balmain's signature beadwork and powerful, structured silhouettes. The images, which were released last week, were shot by famed photographer Mario Sorrenti, who also shot the label's Fall 2015 campaign. This is one designer collaboration we simply cannot wait for! thats a wrap scarf

It's no secret that we love us some, so when we get an email that they've got new products on their website, we make it a priority to check things out immediately. This time our besties (in our heads) have added the adorable That's a Wrap Scarf to the roster. These scarves are seriously cute (the one pictured is actually called Extreme Supercute Hearts), and the patterns are so pretty. They'll add the perfect pop of color and playfulness to all our favorite fall outfits. 



Open to all high school students and Fashion Club Advisors, FIDM is offering its next "Fashion Club Day at FIDM" event on Veterans Day—Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for a FREE day of fun and informative workshops at FIDM’s Los Angeles and San Diego campuses. Lunch will be provided!

  • Learn about careers and important trends in the industry.

  • Meet former Fashion Club Presidents who are now FIDM Students.

  • Get tips on how to run an official FIDM Fashion Club.

  • Connect with other high school students in FIDM Fashion Clubs.

  • Find out about unique scholarship opportunities.

  • Enjoy hands-on workshops taught by FIDM Staff.

  • Fashion Club Members: RECEIVE CREDIT for two meetings just by attending.

Campus tours and Admissions Advisors will be available to assist prospective students. 

Fashion Club Day at FIDM will be held on two FIDM campus locations. See you there!

Los Angeles Campus
919 South Grand Avenue 
Los Angeles, CA 90015 

San Diego Campus
350 Tenth Avenue, 3rd Floor 
San Diego, CA 92101 

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, so RSVP today at

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