Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2017
Victor Tung
Gerry Maceda

FIDM/ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

A Salute to Three Decades of Debut Graduates

Celebrate the work of more than three decades of designers who have appeared in Debut, the college’s annual homage to its graduating fashion talent.


Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Angela AvanesyanAngela Avanesyan

Born in Armenia, Angela Avanesyan grew up in Burbank and graduated cum laude from FIDM. Bebe, Marciano, and Forever 21 are among the private labels and brands...

Angela Avanesyan Photo Gallery »



Paul HernandezPaul Hernandez

San Diego native Paul Hernandez drew inspiration from Mexico and his passion for music in creating his 2013 Resort Collection. The vivid structures in Merida...

Paul Hernandez Photo Gallery »



Karen KaneKaren Kane

FIDM alumnus Karen Kane is a popular designer with an immense following. Her designs are more than 500 retailers throughout the country carry...

Karen Kane Photo Gallery »



Heathyr LawrenceHeathyr Lawrence

Heathyr Lawrence’s womenswear collection features sexy cocktail dresses that burst with a vintage, punk flair. Celebrities who wear her designs include...

Heathyr Lawrence Photo Gallery »



Clay SadlerClay Sadler

Originally from St. Louis, Mo., Clay Sadler specializes in creating grand red-carpet gowns. He has participated in numerous FIDM SuperLab projects with...

Clay Sadler Photo Gallery »



Nick VerreosNick Verreos

FIDM alumnus, instructor, and star of Project Runway, Nick Verreos will present an assortment of gowns from his Nikolaki collection. Known for creating...

Nick Verreos Photo Gallery »



Joe VilaiwanJoe Vilaiwan

Lovers of jewelry design will enjoy Joe Vilaiwan’s selection of extravagant jewels from his collection: Vilaiwan Fine Jewelry. Originally from Thailand, Vilaiwan...

Joe Vilaiwan Photo Gallery »