Current Exhibitions

Dates
November 4, 2016
December 3, 2016
10am–5pm
Location
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission
Free to the public

The first (alpha) group of students graduating with Bachelors of Arts in Design will present work from their senior thesis project in the FIDM Museum November 4th through December 3rd. The ten students in this exhibition come from a variety of design disciplines, including Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Textile Design and Visual Communications. Each of the students developed a thesis proposal and developed their work through a series of Studio courses. Students in this exhibition have designed and produced fashion apparel, jewelry, interior product and the concept, graphics and coordination of this event.

The FIDM Bachelors of Arts in Design degree prepares students to think creatively, critically, and divergently about the design process. Students learn to appreciate the universality of design, contextualize design problems, and blend historical and global perspectives with evolving trends as the foundation for inspired design solutions. Students become design innovators by learning to balance conventional design approaches with new, emergent thinking.

Dates
August 2, 2016
December 23, 2016
10am–5pm
Tuesday through Saturday
Location
FIDM Museum
919 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Admission
Free to the public

Ego! It comes across loud and clear through a man’s wardrobe. Boldness and confidence translate into strong silhouettes, dominant colors, and militant embellishment. Victorian aesthetes were impeccably tailored, showcasing mastery of sartorial connoisseurship. The educated gent’s prowess for art and sportsmanship were revealed through his neckwear and shoes: Ascot or bow tie today? Wing-tips or spectators? Embracing innovation–cutting-edge textiles and space-age silhouettes–meant a mid-century man could inhabit out-of-this world concepts. Modern hipsters pair straight-off-the-runway fast fashion with vintage or eco couture to express a calculated interest in fashion. From the bedroom to the ballroom and the office to the outfield–male egos demand attention! ManMode: Dressing the Male Ego presents three centuries of menswear from the FIDM Museum collection.

Dates
November 12, 2016
June 10, 2017
10am–5pm
Location
FIDM Orange County Campus
17590 Gilette Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
Admission
Free to the public by appointment.
Call 949.851.6200

Glamourous, colorful, and full of leisurely fun: California in the mid-twentieth century was as much a lifestyle as a location. Seen as a destination for golden opportunity and new ideas, designers, artists, and architects embraced the freedom and modernity of California culture. As suburbia expanded, outdoor activities and home entertaining increased, creating high demand for casual-chic attire that transitioned from poolside to dining room. The five women designers featured in this exhibition used their uniquely West Coast points-of-view to create the wardrobe staples of the modern lifestyle. Louella Ballerino, Agnes Barrett, Margit Fellegi, Addie Masters, and Rose Marie Reid designed swimsuits, patio pajamas, play clothes, and relaxed separates that defined the quintessential mid-century California aesthetic.