A Message from the Editor to FIDM graduates and all emerging designers

FIDM Debut Runway, DSC00803, EDGExpo.com FIDM Debut Runway Show | Andrea Isaza

. . . And to Those Still Trying to Break Through the ‘Noise’.  There are no impossibilities.

In a world where we are taught to conform, we must be diligent in using our creative power for change.  Many new to the fashion industry will see the difficulty in challenging the status quo.  If you work for a company, you will find that you are often rewarded for duplication or a variation of what exists and ideas that fit outside the boundaries, such as innovation, are usually not part of the conversation.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali

Elevate your thinking and your work.  There are no impossibilities, but a lot of ‘static interference’. What breaks through the ‘noise’ [the competition, the internet, the establishment, status quo, hyper branding, social media, etc.] and how to cut through that ‘static interference’?

COURAGE.  Be courageous to inspire and stand up for the unthinkable, stand up for your view.

AUTHENTICITY.  Be original and pure.  Don’t underestimate the consumer.  Earn their credibility.

CONSISTENCY.  Be consistent with quality, communication, and engagement.

ASSERTIVENESS.  Be bold, direct, and confident of your vision, your creative abilities.

COMMITMENT.  With commitment comes patience.  Longevity gives you the pot of gold.

FIDM Debut Runway Show | EDGExpo.com
FIDM Debut Runway Show

Graduates across the globe, from art institutions, share the commonality of technical aptitude with their pursuit of practical work experience.  Set yourself apart, find value proposition in what you create, and connect to that audience.

Held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, FIDM DEBUT Runway Show, an event that attracts nearly 10,000 people, featured the works of graduating students in the Fashion Design and Theatre Costume Design Advanced Study programs, as well as work from Interior Design, Digital Media, and Textile Design students.  EDGE congratulates all for a superb production and content.

FIDM Debut Runway Show | EDGExpo.com
FIDM Debut Runway Show
FIDM Debut Fashion Show, DSC01112, EDGExpo.com
Heewon Moon
FIDM Debut Runway Show 2019, DSC00895, EDGExpo.com
Kyle Denman
FIDM Debut Runway, Mitchell Dane Carr, DSC01162, EDGExpo.com
Mitchell Dane Carr
FIDM Debut Fashion Runway, DSC00792, EDGExpo.com
Andrea Isaza
FIDM Debut Runway Show | EDGExpo.com
FIDM Business of Denim Fashion Designers
FIDM Debut Runway Show 2019, DSC00765, EDGExpo.com
FIDM Business of Denim Fashion Designers
FIDM Debut Runway Show | Theatre Costume Design
FIDM Debut Runway Show | EDGExpo.com
FIDM Debut Runway Show | Mitchell Dane Carr

FIDM Debut Runway Show | EDGExpo.com

The emerging class of designers [and those wanting to break through the ‘noise’], this message, ‘there are no impossibilities’, is for you.  It is relevant, real, and takes on it’s own power if you let it.

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Images: FIDM Debut Runway Show 2019

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