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FIDM.....FIDM DEBUT 2015 FIDM Los Angeles Open House

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Nick Verreos--FIDM Los Angeles Spring 2015 Open House 

Last week, as part of "FIDM DEBUT WEEK", I had the honor of MC'ing the FIDM DEBUT 2015 Spring Open House Panel Discussion at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Downtown L.A. campus and its adjacent Hope Park. The FIDM Open House is a way for high school students interested in following a career in fashion, visual communications, interior design or any of the many, many majors offered by FIDM, to visit the campus, take tours, meet graduates as well as faculty/instructors.

Hello FIDM Open House--Nick Verreos hosts the FIDM L.A. DEBUT Spring 2015 Open House

Hundreds of students visit from not just California but from many other states including Arizona, Texas, Washington and Nevada. Oh and, yes, the parents come along with the students for these Open House tours. As part of my duties as the Official Spokesperson for FIDM, I received the honor of hosting the Alumni/Current Student Panel Discussion which culminated the FIDM Open House campus events.

A Full House--the FIDM L.A. DEBUT Spring 2015 Open House Panel Discussion attendees

But, before we could start the Panel Discussion, I have a new "tradition" of hosting a "Dad Runway Walk-Off" contest where I pick--at random--dads in the audience to do a "Runway Walk" and then, by audience applause and screaming (lots of screaming!), we pick our "Grand Winner". The prize: Bragging Rights that they were THE BEST FIDM OPEN HOUSE Dad Runway Divo...

Runway Dads: Our "contestants"--Dad's of FIDM L.A. DEBUT Spring Open House students/attendees

Nick Verreos MC's the FIDM L.A. DEBUT Spring 2015 Open House "Dad Runway Walk-Off"

After the fun of seeing six dads and one uncle WURK the "runway" much to the delight of their sons and/or daughters and nieces, it was time to get to the Panel Discussion:
Nick Verreos hosts the FIDM L.A. DEBUT Spring 2015 Open House Panel Discussion--Panelists included one current student and two graduates: current FIDM Visual Communications student Rheagan Brooke Sutton; Bradon McDonald, who graduated a couple of years ago from the Advanced Fashion Design Program and was a finalist on Project Runway Season 12; and stylist/TV personality Daniel Musto, who studied Visual Communications at FIDM.

Post-Open House Meet & Greet: Following the Open House panel Discussion, I had a fun time taking lots of photos for Instagram/Twitter/Facebook with many of the attendees...

Nick Verreos with a group of students from Tuscon Arizona--FIDM L.A. Spring 2015 Open House

Nick Verreos with attendees of last Friday's FIDM L.A. DEBUT Spring 2015 Open House

A "Jazz Hands" ending to hosting the FIDM L.A. Spring 2015 Open House

**UP NEXT: FIDM DEBUT 2015 Fashion Club Pre-Party Recap!!

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