New club paves way for fashionistas

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Providing a space for fashion enthusiasts to express themselves, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Club is a new club put together by sophomores Celine Truong and Laurie Trinh through their mutual interest in fashion.

The two have always wanted to start a fashion club ever since their freshman year, and they got the confidence to by their friend who was in a fashion club. They anticipate their first meeting, hoping to meet new and diverse students. 

“I’m excited to start this club, especially since we’re in a time where fashion is one of the most influential art forms,” Trinh said. “I hope to achieve an open and comfortable space for [students] to express their creativity and their ‘color.’ ”

Each meeting, they plan to host small activities relating to fashion, such as designing moodboards and creating mini projects based on fashion related careers. The goal is to host a fashion show near the end of the year as one of its major events. They anticipate their first meeting, hoping to meet new and diverse students. 

“We want to either show off trends, thrifted, or make [clothing] from scratch,” Trinh said. “We welcome anyone to [walk] the runway, regardless of them being [a member] or not.”

The club plans to attend the Santa Monica FIDM Debut show for free in April, that displays the works of designs from FIDM alumni. The show allows other designers to appreciate varieties of designs and masterpieces.

“On the day of Debut, the club will also have the choice of touring the FIDM campus in LA and attending the pre-party right before the show,” Truong said. 

The club encourages all students with an interest in fashion to join, whether they choose to express their style or not.

“I’d be interested in joining the fashion club,” senior Savannah Olmos said. “I’d want to learn about new fashion trends that everyone is wearing. I think [we should] learn about what makes an outfit show off our personality more.”

Meetings will be held every Friday in E-106 during lunch.

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