Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2017

FIDM/ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising


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Debut 2015

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising presents the first couture collections from 11 of its most recent graduates.


Martha CalderonMartha Calderon

Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Martha Calderon also lived in Miami before moving to Los Angeles to attend the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

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Leonides GarciaLeonides Garcia

Leonides Garcia grew up in Marble Falls, Texas, before returning to his native Los Angeles to attend the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

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Daniel HensonDaniel Henson

Daniel Henson grew up in Winter Haven, Florida. His FIDM Advanced Fashion Design Debut Collection of menswear and womenswear is inspired by a trip to Ghana, Africa...

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Anthony HerreraAnthony Herrera

Anthony Herrera was born and raised in Long Beach, California. The main inspiration for his FIDM Advanced Fashion Design Debut Collection comes from modern architecture.

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Jette KavanaghJette Kavanagh

Jette Kavanagh grew up on a small farm in Chico, California. She found inspiration for her FIDM Advanced Fashion Design Debut Collection in the painted design of the fabric she is using....

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Marly KlugeMarly Kluge

Born and raised in Burbank, California, Marly Kluge was inspired by the idea of a tropical paradise escape when designing her FIDM Advanced Fashion Design Debut Collection.

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LUARLUAR

Born Raul Magdaleno, LUAR is from Bakersfield, California. He received a B.A. in Fine Arts from California State University Bakersfield before enrolling at FIDM.

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Dustin ManganDustin Mangan

Dustin Mangan was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in San Diego. His FIDM Advanced Fashion Design Debut Collection is inspired by musical artist, Trust, as well as dimension and sculpture.

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Leetal PlattLeetal Platt

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Leetal Platt grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. Titled “Suspend/Support,” her FIDM Advanced Fashion Design Debut Collection is inspired by “suspension bridges, peeking through a foggy night."

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Vanessa Puccini Vanessa Puccini

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia and raised in Augusta, Georgia, Puccini’s Advanced Fashion Design Debut Collection of glamorous evening gowns is inspired by her vision of “heaven on earth...”

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Samantha SneedSamantha Sneed

Samantha Sneed was born and raised in Rockwall, Texas. Her FIDM Advanced Fashion Design Debut Collection has an air of classic Americana meets modern equestrian clothing, with a fun campy twist.

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