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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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Congratulations to FIDM Fashion Club President Caldwell Harris of Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida, for producing and promoting her school's fashion show this year! This Friday, May 8 at 7:00pm, 23 models will be styled in 32 looks throughout the show. Caldwell staged and planned a photo shoot for images to use in promotional materials. (Check them out on their Facebook page: Leon Fashion and Design Club.) She then placed posters at local businesses, university campuses, and locations frequented by the student body to advertise the event.

With Ms. Thelma Palmer as her Fashion Club Advisor, Caldwell started the club in August last year and already has 25 club members. Follow them on Instagram @leonfashionandesign and read on for our exclusive Q&A with this inspiring Fashion Club president.

Tell us about the fashion show: As the president and founder of Leon Fashion Club, I created the theme of our show. EQUINOX is the theme I choose because traditionally that means equal hours of daytime and nighttime. For the show, I planned equal numbers of daytime and nighttime looks, across four segments. The show segments include: vintage, school day, weekend, and special occasion. 

How are you promoting the fashion show? As a club, we are promoting the show through various social media platforms, posters, and word of mouth. Through our club and personal Instagram and Facebook accounts, we have been promoting the show for the past 3.5 weeks. About two weeks ago, we staged and planned a promotional photo shoot. The pictures taken at the historic Brokaw-McDougall House are currently being used in our marketing campaigns and posters. Because many students and faculty have been seeing the posters around school, the buzz for the show is growing faster than ever. Word of mouth has been another great way of promoting the show, as a club event “EQUINOX” fashion show is featured weekly on the school announcements. We have also reached out to own sponsors—who have assisted us in promoting the event by putting our posters up in their various retail establishments and selling tickets. Finally, posters were placed at local businesses, university campuses, and locations frequented by our student body.

What do you like the most about putting together a show like this? What I enjoy the most about putting on a show like this is the opportunity to use our creativity to organize and produce a high caliber fashion show.

What are the challenges? Some of the biggest challenges have been found in time management. Personally, trying to balance school work, extracurricular, and fashion show logistics have been difficult.

Anything else you’d like to share? I have been pleasantly surprised at the amount of support the EQUINOX fashion show has received. This has truly been a team effort, with the aid of models, clothing sponsors, a fashion consultant, graphic designer, printer, school administrator, and a strong committee structure. We are also deeply indebted to our school's theater department for lighting and AV support as well as Lively Tech Cosmetology School for their willingness to provide hair and makeup services for our models. As a whole, the show would not be possible without the dedication of these individuals and so many more.


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Mazarine Ebengho, a senior and the president of Clover Park High School FIDM Fashion Club in Lakewood, Washington, has announced that they're doing a cultural fashion show, representing diverse styles, today at 6:15pm during the Art Festival at school. Woot! After you follow them on Instagram, check out what Mazarine has to say below!

I would like to share one thing about our club. We are all from different cultures, countries, and ethnicities which makes each and every one of our designs different. We have some members who are immigrants from Kenya, Korea, Congo, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, and Puerto Rico. We do our best to understand each other. We are having a cultural fashion show with diverse styles and we are really excited. 

The students donated clothing and fabrics for the fashion show. We also bought some when I went to the FIDM store in LA during a campus tour. 

We've been preparing for this fashion show since December. It takes passion, dedication, perseverance and hard work. What I like the most about the process is the fact that most members, who at the beginning of the school year could not use a sewing machine, are now sewing and creating with confidence, which is really exciting.

After putting so much time and effort, we have a sense of accomplishment. We will have eight models and twelve looks. And we even have a modeling coach, Ms. Lowe, who is working with the models! 

The challenge has been time. We meet once a week on Tuesdays. Most of the members are seniors, which makes it hard for them to be there as often as we need them to. Another challenge is we only have two sewing machines which has really slowed the process.

It is a free event opened to the school and the community. We have been promoting it on Instagram and Facebook, and also at school during lunches with posters and flyers. One thing fun about us is that we have put a lot of time working on posters. We have enjoyed doing that.

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Timberland High School FIDM Fashion Club President Kelcie Dees shares with us her club story about an ugly sweater DIY. Read on to find out what Kelcie has to say...

Hello! I am Kelcie Dees, President of Timberland High School FIDM Fashion Club in Wentzville, Missouri. Our Fashion Club Advisor is Jamie Daughaday, the Senior FACS and Clothing I teacher. We have twelve members and we've been a club at Timberland High for two years now.

Two of our favorite activities we did this year were the pumpkin decorating we did in the fall and the ugly sweater decorating we did in the winter. Our motto is: “Be you—show your personality in more ways than one.”

The ugly sweater decoration was a way of raising money for the THS Fashion Club. We distributed flyers to the faculty to raise awareness and interest in our project. All that the teachers had to do was donate to the club, provide a sweater, and write a note telling us what they would like their sweater to look like. This was easily one of the funnest projects we have ever done! All of the girls loved reusing our crafting materials to make something new. The ugly sweater fundraiser provided an opportunity for us to show the other students how much fun Fashion Club can be and what we strive for.

Our club members look forward to our meetings. We've created a family-like environment that has helped us all come together as best friends. Fashion Club also gives us the chance to venture out into different subjects that none of us would have thought of being involved in, in a fantastic way.

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FIDM Fashion Club President Hannah Burak shares with us her club story about Big Bear High School's 6th Annual Fashion Show: "Insert Fashion Here." Her 10-member club in Big Bear Lake, California, started seven years ago with Ms. Tena Dekker as their Fashion Club Advisor. Read on to find out what Hannah has to say...

Tell us about the fashion show: Our 6th annual fashion show will be a display of our passion for fashion, and a celebration of how far we have come as a club. We have titled it “Insert-Fashion-Here”, it will be held on May 8 in our school cafeteria. Each year the fashion show generates the funds for our club to continue. As a senior and club president my personal goal is to raise enough money to leave behind that the club I love so much will be able to continue for years to come. My vice president, Melissa Kerr, and myself, are best friends and we have been active members of the club for all four years of high school, we hope that this show will be our best yet, and create a lasting memory in the halls of B.B.H.S. 

How many models will you have? Each designer has to have a minimum of five models. I, personally, have eight models and eight looks.

How did you go about getting your models to sign up? Models volunteer to participate every year, I have several models who have been with me since my first show. I started by asking my friends, and spreading the word through the school announcements.  

Where are you getting the clothing? Each designer makes all of their outfits for their collections, if the designer makes the choice to buy an article of clothing, it must be 80% different from when they originally purchased it before it walks the run way. 

How are you promoting the fashion show? We promote our fashion show through several different outlets. The way we have found most effective is through Facebook, but we also advertise through our local newspaper, radio station, and school announcements.

What do you like the most about putting together a show like this? My favorite part of putting on the fashion show is the show itself—watching all my hard work walk on a runway in front of all my friends and family. I hope to inspire future designers and encourage them to participate in future shows.

What are the challenges? The main challenge of putting on any show is getting several creative, very opinionated designers to work together to put on an amazing program. At the same time, I feel this is one of the most beneficial parts of the show because creativity just flows and there is never a shortage of ideas.

Anything else you’d like to share? The FIDM Fashion Club has by far been my favorite part of high school. It has given me an outlet to express myself and let my creativity show. As a freshmen I was horribly shy, but Fashion Club helped me gain confidence. As the president and an exiting senior it is so bittersweet—all my hard work is coming to an end. I will become a Fashion Club Alumna and my only participation after this show will be to attend and support future programs. My hope is that the legacy I leave behind will be substantial enough that the club will continue to thrive. I know personally that this club changes lives and sparks passion in others, and our 6th annual show will be no exception. 

Check out the images from Big Bear High School's last two fashion shows.

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Agoura High School FIDM Fashion Club is hosting their 9th Annual Fashion Show on Friday, May 8, 2015, at 7:00 pm at The Performing Arts Education Center on the campus of Agoura High School, and you're invited! Tickets will be available on very soon or at the door. Reserved seating is available.

Kim Speth is the advisor to the 35-member club from Agoura Hills, California, which started eleven years ago. Follow them on Twitter @agourafashion and read on for our exclusive Q&A with Co-President Gwendolyn Royal, our Featured FC Member from December...

Tell us about your fashion show: Our fashion show has been taking place annually for nine years. It features student designers of all ages who want to showcase their creativity. Each designer sews and designs four to six of their own looks, chooses their own models, and does their own hair and makeup. We have nine designers this year.

Everything is student run—from the planning to the sound and lighting. This year we taking leaps to the show by adding fashion week before the show in order to promote. 

How are you promoting it? We are doing a fashion week on campus the week before the show, with dress-up days and competitions to win tickets to the show. We are also advertising it on posters at school. Also promoting it through social media and contacting local schools in our area.

What is the theme? Each collection has its own unique theme—from workout attire to jungle to rock-n-roll.

What styles will be on the runway? Menswear, womenswear, ready-to-wear, couture, costume, and almost anything you can think of.

What the best part about organizing an event like this? The best part about organizing an event like this is giving people a platform to showcase their creativity. We are all aspiring fashion designers and this gives us a way to share our art with the community. 

What are the biggest challenges? The biggest challenges are deadlines and communication. There are so many amazing people working on this event and it can sometimes be challenging to coordinate with everyone.

Anything else you'd like to share? We have been working on this event since last summer and we would love to share it with all of you.



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Santiago High School FIDM Fashion Club President Madison Smith shares with us her club story about "Revolution: 10th Annual Fashion Show." Her 30-member club in Corona, California, started in 2012 with Carlotta Maggi as their Fashion Club Advisor. Follow them on Instagram @fashionclubsantiago. Read on to find out what Madison has to say...

On March 14, 2015, the Fashion Department of Santiago High School had a night to remember. It was our 10th anniversary fashion show and the theme we chose was "Revolution." Designers created amazing pieces that started an uprise of fresh new concepts of the past. With over 20 first-time designers, this was our biggest outcome yet. We had many return from last year to create some lines with up to 13 pieces.

Eras such as the Industrial Revolution, Steampunk, and iconic figures like Rosie the Riveter were translated on the runway with pieces that displayed originality.

For Fashion Club this is our biggest event of the year, and designers start with sketches months prior. We head off in October on a field trip to the Garment District in Downtown Los Angeles and we also tour the FIDM campus. From then on, every day in fashion class, designers are sewing, as well as after school during our club meetings.

It takes a team of people to plan lights, music, props, and hair/makeup. Starting in November we begin our model tryouts and practices. We have amazing girls participating and practicing in the hallways during club to get ready for the big day. By January we have our promotional posters designed and ready to be printed out.

We get our name out there by doing announcements and as well having promo videos be shown on our school's video show.

This year we had returning judges from years past as well as graduating students from last year. Ary Morales attends the OC campus and is an official FIDM Social Ambassador, and Sabrine Huizar is studying Fashion Design at FIDM.

Overall the night was a success. The dedication from the students who put in time to make it happen is what makes our FIDM Fashion Club pretty special. All the preparation and hard work pays off when designers see their outfits hit that theater stage. It's a feeling of excitement, nerves, and most importantly pride. The talent and creativity flows among everyone and makes for a motivated group of people!

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Faith Ronning is President of Noblesville High School FIDM Fashion Club in Noblesville, Indiana. With her club, she just produced the school's first ever fashion show, and it was a huge success! Just check out the images on Twitter @nhs_fashionclub! We caught up with Faith within hours after the show to find out more...

Tell us about the fashion show: The fashion show has three sections. The first is sponsored by Maurices clothing store where about 20 models walk in bohemian spring themed outfits. The second section has garments designed and sewn by members of the Fashion Club. I actually designed two myself. There are seven designs total. The final is mens stylizing. A few of our young gentleman will present their stylized outfits on the runway.

What do you like the most about putting together a show like this? We are doing the show the day before spring break starts. Doing the bohemian theme will truly get kids feeling ready and excited for spring break. It will give the audience some ideas for looks and trends to use throughout their spring break. 

What are the challenges? We only had a few club meetings before our fashion show. We are putting it together within 3.5 hours of club meetings. It is our first ever fashion show at Noblesville, but everything is coming together beautifully. Many others, and I have been staying after and working extra time to get things done in time.

How did you get involved in Fashion Club? I am attending FIDM in the fall. My advisor (Matt Schug) told me all about the option of starting the club through FIDM. I started this club because I never had the opportunity to display or create my designs inside of high school, and I wanted to give students the opportunity to connect with one another through their love for fashion. For them to be able to share their individuality and their passion for design.

What other kinds of activities does your club do? As our club just started up this semester, we have met about five times. The last three meetings were getting the fashion show together, but we also designed our club’s t-shirts. We are planning to take a trip to Chicago and go to a fashion show and to the Art Institute museum. We are also planning to have people come in, in different fields of fashion careers and talk to the club members. We would love to go to an Indianapolis women's shelter to paint their nails, do their hair, or something along those lines. We want to get out into the community to spread the word of the FIDM Fashion Club along with helping others.

What are your career plans? I am going to FIDM this fall. I am going into Fashion Design. I would love to have my own line one day. 

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