We are so delighted that FIDM, will once again be able to host our 2018 Fashion With A Passion event at the stunning FIDM San Diego campus.This incredible space is a treat for the senses and it's easy to see, that this is a unique place, where creativity and careers can successfully merge.

FIDM is a specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and the Entertainment Industries. Their approach is hands-on and industry focused. They're small enough to know their students names but large enough to have the industry contacts and resources to help students meet their goals. They prepare the students for a career, not just a job, something that is so very important in today's world.

FIDM Graduates are very diverse. They own thriving fashion, graphics, and interior design companies. Some are in charge of merchandising and buying for major department stores and others work as beauty industry executives, manage shopping centers, work in digital media or design sportswear, textiles, and haute couture. Others create costumes for Oscar(R)-nominated films or give Barbie(TM) her latest look.

The clothes we all wear, the websites we surf, the sheets we sleep on, the perfume we apply, and the movie trailers we watch, often exist because FIDM Graduates made them happen.

FIDM's faculty is diverse and outstanding. Their instructors include fine artists, production managers, costume designers, manufacturing and marketing consultants, entrepreneurs who own successful design firms, and industry executives.

FIDM began in 1969 in downtown Los Angeles with two small classrooms. They were urban pioneers at that time starting a one-of-a-kind college, and have grown 
to encompass four campuses with a student body of 7,500. FIDM has 40,000 graduates worldwide and has stayed focused on their goal to create an educational environment that fuses student desires with career realities. For detailed information about this fabulous college, please visit their website at: http://fidm.edu/campus-life/san-diego.html

We are Excited to Welcome JENNA MARIE PIANTEDOSI

Jenna Marie Piantedosi was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but has spent the past 10 years in the fashion industry in Los Angeles. Before attending the FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, she earned a degree in Business and Modern Languages at Eckerd College in Florida. While attending Eckerd College, she took the opportunity to study at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, exploring the world of fashion and Italian culture. While pursuing her degree in Merchandise Product Development from FIDM, Jenna interned for Herve Leger, and then went to work for several designers after graduation, before launching her signature design company, J.Dosi in 2017. The J.Dosi collection can be described as “Chic with an Edge.” She received national attention after her designs appeared on the hit show, The Housewives of Orange County on Bravo. She has dressed several celebrities and has developed a clientele throughout the U.S. Her collection is located in numerous high-end boutiques throughout the states as well as London and Dubai. Jenna was a featured designer for Fashion Week El Paseo, showcasing the talents of renowned and emerging designers, presenting their newest collections. She continued to display her collection at numerous trunk shows, and in March of 2018, Jenna was a finalist for the 21st Annual Rising Star Award in NYC, receiving International Recognition for her woman’s apparel designs. Her collection was also debuted in Boston, during Fashion Week and she went on to participate in a fundraiser for the hurricane victims of Puerto Rico. 

Jenna’s designs can be purchased online, in the J. Dosi showroom (located in Pacific Palisades, CA) and in other high end boutiques. J. Dosi is a lifestyle that makes everyone look and feel their best.

 We are thrilled to welcome Jenna Piantedosi as our designer for 2019.

100% of net proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish® San Diego

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