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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....NEW VIDEO: How to Draw Notched Collars!

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FASHION SCHOOL WITH NICK.....NEW VIDEO: How to Draw Notched Collars!

 Jacket Collar 101: Photo still from "How to Draw a Notched Collar"--Fashion School With Nick Verreos YouTube Video

I'm on a "Collars" mood in my YouTube "Fashion School" Channel...Most recently, I did my "Drawing Basic Collars" instructional drawing video which you can watch HERE. And now...it's time for NOTCHED COLLARS for JACKETS! In my NEWEST "Fashion School With Nick Verreos", I decided to extend my "Basic Collars" drawing tutorial into a little more advanced territory.

Nick Verreos--"Fashion School With Nick Verreos"--Drawing Notched Collars YouTube Video

In this video, I take you step by step on How To Draw a Notched Collar. Notched Collar (or Lapels) are very common for jackets and coats and one of the basic "You-Must-Know" details when wanting to become a Fashion Designer...or Patternmaker, or Fashion Illustrator, or Technical designer...etc.

 Step by Step: Drawing a Notched Collar--"Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Video

Collars, Notched Lapels, Buttons and Buttonholes--Nick Verreos "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" How To Draw Notched Collars YouTube Video

If you want to learn how to draw a Notched Collar for a Jacket...
Click below to watch "How To Draw a Notched Collar" on my "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Channel:


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FIDM.....FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017: PHOTO RECAP!!

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FIDM.....FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017: PHOTO RECAP!!

Ready for 3 Days of Fashion FIDM San Diego: Nick Verreos at FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017

Last Friday was my first "Special Appearance" at this year's FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising "3 Days of Fashion" Summer Program. As the Official Spokesperson for my Alma Mater, FIDM, I have the pleasure every year of visiting all the four campuses for the college's premier Summer Program "3 Days of Fashion".

 "Back when I was at FIDM..."--Nick Verreos doing his "Special Lecture" at FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017

FIDM's "3 Days of Fashion" brings together hundreds and hundreds of high school students from all over the U.S. and the world, to experience fashion through the eyes of a college student through this immersive three-day program. Students take draping, sketching, trend forecasting classes, they collaborate on creative projects, meet fashion professionals and FIDM alums (like ME!) + much, much more!

Signing a Backpack: Nick Verreos during the FIDM San Diego "3 Days of Fashion" 2017 Meet & Greet

Everyone SMILE!!--Taking group photos with students at FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017

My first stop was FIDM San Diego! I had an absolute BLAST doing my "Special Lecture", answering ALL the student's questions, showing a special fashion presentation of my NIKOLAKI gowns, doing a Meet & Greet, taking LOTS of Instagram photos AND...I even hosted an impromptu "Boy Runway Walk-off" Contest! Check out all the fun photos:

LECTURE:
Attentive Students: Nick Verreos during his "Special Appearance"/Lecture--FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017

BOY RUNWAY WALK-OFF CONTEST:
 Catwalk Struttin' Boys: FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017 "Boy Runway Walk-off"

 Winners All Get Churros!--All the four Finalists got Churros (!)--FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017 "Boy Runway Walk-off" Contest

 NIKOLAKI GOWN PRESENTATION:
 Nick Verreos with model Amanda Fields Bennett in NIKOLAKI maroon colored silk crepe back silk satin bias-cut gown with silk velvet cowl drape detail--FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017

Nick Verreos with model Amanda in NIKOLAKI aquamarine colored silk duchesse satin gown with jeweled trim accent--FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017

Model Amanda in NIKOLAKI aquamarine colored silk duchesse satin gown with jeweled accent--FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017

Nick Verreos with model Amanda in NIKOLAKI gold colored silk linen and Lurex gown--FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 3 Days of Fashion 2017

Class Is In Session: Nick Verreos showing the hand-sewn sequined details of the straps on NIKOLAKI gold colored silk linen and Lurex gown--FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017


 MEET & GREET:
 Posing Fun: Nick Verreos with students during the Meet & Greet following the FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017

 David Paul and Nick Verreos of NIKOLAKI with model--and friend--Amanda Fields Bennett--FIDM San Diego 3 Days of Fashion 2017

That's a Wrap!--"It Takes a Village"...Nick Verreos poses with David Paul (holding the prized NIKOLAKI gowns!), David's mom Conchita Encinas Hansen (far right) and the FIDM 3 Days of Fashion "crew" #LOVETHEM

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NICK APPEARANCES.....Attending the LA Master Chorale Lux Aeterna Gala 2017: RECAP!

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NICK APPEARANCES.....Attending the LA Master Chorale Lux Aeterna Gala 2017: RECAP!

 Tuxedo Night: Nick Verreos on the red carpet of L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna Gala 2017, Walt Disney Concert Hall Downtown L.A.

This past Sunday, my better half, David Paul, and I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Gala of the L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna. The Los Angeles Master Chorale is one of the country's leading professional choruses and one of Southern California's most vibrant cultural treasures. The 2017 Gala honored Morten Lauridsen and his beautiful requiem Lux Aeterna.

L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna Gala 2017 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Downtown Los Angeles

For this 20th Anniversary, Lux Aeterna was being performed for the first time at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in its original version for chorus and orchestra, along with other works closely associated with the artistry of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The evening was MAGICAL and so MOVING...just beautiful!

At the Disney Concert Hall: Nick Verreos and David Paul--attending L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna Gala 2017

Lilac Carpet: Nick Verreos on the "red" carpet of L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna Gala 2017--Walt Disney Concert Hall

We were invited by my friend Raymundo Baltazar who was Gala Co-Chair (and he was my bestie back on Season 2 of "Project Runway"!)...
Nick Verreos and L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna Gala 2017 Co-Chiar Raymundo Baltazar--Walt Disney Concert Hall

Dapper Boys: Raymundo Baltazar and Jonathan Weedman--L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Gala 2017, Walt Disney Concert Hall

In support of the L.A. Master Chorale and this year's Gala--as well as my friend Raymundo of course!--David and I donated THREE of our NV Nick Verreos Contemporary Cocktail Dresses--which were sold at Lord & Taylor and Dillard's--as part of the Gala's Silent Auction...

NV Nick Verreos contemporary cocktail dresses at the Silent Auction of L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna Gala 2017--Walt Disney Concert Hall

We didn't just donated the dresses but also offered them in many, many sizes (Sizes 2-XL!)--depending on whoever bid the most, and what size they wanted! Usually, when one sees a gown and/or dress in a Silent Auction, it's one size and the size being shown only, so...we wanted to make it as accessible as possible to the interested bidders.

Chorale Stage: Photo from the L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna Gala 2017 concert--Walt Disney Concert Hall
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Weedman Facebook

Gala Dinner: View of the VIP dining room hall--L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna Gala 2017--Walt Disney Concert Hall

After Party: Nick Verreos and David Paul at the After Party following the L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna Gala 2017--Walt Disney Concert Hall

 Brilliant Night!--Saying "Goodbye" to the wonderful evening of the L.A. Master Chorale 20th Anniversary Lux Aeterna Gala 2017 at Walt Disney Concert Hall

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FIDM.....FIDM Advanced Study Program in Menswear Class of 2017 Reception: RECAP!

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FIDM.....FIDM Advanced Study Program in Menswear Class of 2017 Reception: RECAP!

FIDM Menswear: Nick Verreos at FIDM--attending FIDM's Advanced Study Program in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception

This past week, I had the privilege of being invited to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM's Advanced Study Program in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition and Reception. Naturally, I attended! I wanted to support these wonderfully talented graduates of my Alma Mater's Menswear Program. Now, speaking of the program, FIDM's Advanced Study in Menswear is THE ONLY DEDICATED PROGRAM IN THE U.S. that teaches Menswear Design and global operations with a focus on casual sportswear.

Nick Verreos attends FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception--                                                                   FIDM Los Angeles

Every year, during Graduation time, an exhibition and reception takes place on the campus to honor, celebrate and also give out top awards to the FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Program group of students. This year's students of this Advanced Study Program in Menswear designed garments that ranged from surf-inspired activewear, sustainable and recyclable sportswear to Cote D'Ivoire-inspired upscale design...

Here are photos from the event:
Scene at FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception--FIDM Los Angeles

Sketch Happy: Flat Sketches & Design Boards of FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Graduate Ashley (Yi-Wen) Cheng--FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception, FIDM Los Angeles

A New Male Shape: Fashion Sketches from FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Graduate YunJoo (Ariel) Eum--FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception, FIDM Los Angeles

Cote D'Ivoire Style: Designs & Mood Boards of Advanced Study in Menswear Graduate Marceau Gadeau--FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception, FIDM Los Angeles

Khaki Jumpsuit Fab: Designs from FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Graduate YunJoo (Ariel) Eum (designer/graduate in lower photo)--FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception, FIDM Los Angeles
Lower photo courtesy of Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages 

Nick Verreos (top photo) with FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Graduate Do Hyuok (Paul) Moon, and his designs (lower photo)--FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception, FIDM Los Angeles

FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Graduates Marceau Gadeau (top) and Yi-Wen (Ashley) Cheng (lower pic) and their designs--FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception, FIDM Los Angeles

 Nick Verreos with FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Graduate Dorian Marquette (lower photo) and his designs (top photo)--FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception, FIDM Los Angeles
Lower photo courtesy of Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages

Award Time--Department Chair of Apparel Industry Management and Menswear, Roni Miller Start (far right) announcing the Top Awards at the FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception, FIDM Los Angeles

FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Exhibition & Reception, FIDM Los Angeles

It was so much fun to attend this fabulous Exhibition and Reception honoring the FIDM Advanced Study in Menswear Class of 2017 Graduates! I may design womenswear but I still LOVE menswear and will always support our FIDM graduates--especially those  taking Menswear to a more directional and inspirational level! CONGRATULATIONS to this year's Graduates! 

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