Rockwall Heath FIDM Fashion Club President Malika Pratt travelled with her club from Dallas to Los Angeles to attend the FIDM DEBUT Runway Show and Fashion Club Pre-Party. Read on to find out what Malika has to say about her experience.
Attending the FIDM DEBUT Runway show was a goal that our club set at the beginning of the school year. For some of us, it was our first time traveling to Los Angeles—and it made the trip even more rewarding that we were attending a fashion show for FIDM.
We not only got to experience FIDM, but it was amazing getting to visit the state of California—the reality of being in such innovative state with numerous opportunities made such an impact. I started the day off at the Obey headquarters where we learned about the process of constructing a t-shirt.
Also, we visited the TOMS headquarters and learned about some of the amazing projects and organizations that TOMS is part of.
We began the next day at FIDM. We were able to tour the campus and listen to FIDM Alumni offer advice about the fashion industry. After the tour and lunch, we headed to Santa Monica in party buses to attend Fashion Club's DEBUT Pre-Party at the Barker Hangar.
The Pre-Party was lots of fun and very entertaining. Then we headed into the fashion show.
It was so great to be able to attend such an inspiring show. To be able to see the hard work and dedication the students had to finish their collection was truly amazing. One of the DEBUT students, Samantha Sneed, was an alumna from my high school, Rockwall Rowlett in Dallas. To see her start at the same place as us and being able to represent herself and our school in such a positive way was amazing.
We hope to make this a tradition for our program and continue the FIDM Fashion Club. We want to encourage students to be creative and explore their talents.
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