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FIDM.....Hosting FIDM DEBUT 2017 Thursday and Friday Shows: The BLOG RECAP!

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Nick Verreos--FIDM DEBUT 2017 "Nick Tent"--Barker Hangar Santa Monica

Last week, I had the honor of hosting THREE NIGHTS of the fabulous FIDM DEBUT Shows.
FIDM's annual DEBUT Runway Show attracts nearly 10,000 people over three days and features designs by graduating students in FIDM's Fashion Design and Theatre Costume Design Advanced Study programs, as well as work from Interior Design, Digital Media, and Textile Design students. 


It's Show Time!--Nick Verreos onstage hosting FIDM DEBUT 2017, Barker Hangar Santa Monica
Photo courtesy of Jerry Li 

The extravaganza concludes on the third night with the DEBUT Runway Show & Gala, a scholarship fundraising event attended by industry notables, FIDM Alumni, and fashion celebrities--of which I will do a BLOG after this one! In addition to the industry, the runway show is also attended by high school students from around the country, friends and family of the graduating students, fellow FIDM Students, and FIDM Staff and Faculty. 


MC Nick: Nick Verreos onstage hosting FIDM DEBUT 2017 Thursday night show wearing Snapchat Snap Spectacles--Barker Hangar Santa Monica
Photo courtesy of Jerry Li

For the past several years, I have opened the show but never hosted the entire event so it was a lot of pressure! But I think I stepped up to the challenge (you'd have to ask the attendees!)  And I had lots of fun doing it--which is probably the best thing! Not only did I introduce the designs of the Advanced Program of Theater Costume graduates:

FIDM DEBUT 2017 Advanced Program in Theatre Costume design--Barker Hangar Santa Monica
Photos courtesy of David Paul

But, I also introduced the "Chairing Styles" design work of the Textiles, Interior Design as well as Fashion Design graduates...
Chair Boy: Nick Verreos onstage at FIDM DEBUT 2017 with FIDM "Chairing Styles" chair designs--Barker Hangar Santa Monica
Top photo courtesy of Jerry Li
Lower photo courtesy of David Paul

But I also had the chance to be onstage with GORGEOUS models wearing my NIKOLAKI gowns...
Nick and his Gowns: Nick Verreos onstage with models Marketa, Lauren and Kalyn of LA Models Runway in NIKOLAKI gowns--FIDM DEBUT 2017, Barker Hangar Santa Monica


Designers Nick Verreos and David Paul of NIKOLAKI with models Marketa, Kalyn and Lauren in NIKOLAKI gowns--backstage at FIDM DEBUT 2017 Barker Hangar Santa Monica

Model Kalyn Hemphill in NIKOLAKI silk ballgown--backstage at FIDM DEBUT 2017, Barker Hangar Santa Monica

Here are Photos from me Hosting the fab FIDM DEBUT 2017 Shows this past Thursday and Friday as well as post-show Meet & Greet Pics that we shot in my very own "VIP FIDM DEBUT Nick Tent":
Stage Is Set--FIDM DEBUT 2017, Barker Hangar Santa Monica
Photo courtesy of David Paul

Snap Spectacles Host--Nick Verreos onstage wearing Snapchat Snap Spectacles--FIDM DEBUT 2017 Barker Hangar Santa Monica
Photos courtesy of David Paul

Nick Verreos--FIDM DEBUT 2017 "Chairing Styles" Introduction--Barker Hangar Santa Monica
Photos courtesy of David Paul

Stretch Diva: Nick Verreos backstage with dancer/model Ava Cota--FIDM DEBUT 2017 Barker Hangar Santa Monica

Thursday Night FIDM DEBUT "Nick Tent" Meet & Greet Pics:

Selfie Time: Nick Verreos and Meet & Greet attendees--FIDM DEBUT 2017 "Nick Tent" Barker Hangar Santa Monica

Thursday Night FIDM DEBUT 2017 VIP Meet & Greet "Nick Tent" Photo Collages--FIDM DEBUT 2017 Barker Hangar Santa Monica

Friday Night FIDM DEBUT 2017 "Nick Tent" Meet & Greet Pics:
 Group Photos: Nick Verreos and high school groups--FIDM DEBUT 2017 VIP "Nick Tent" Meet & Greet, Barker Hangar Santa Monica

 Meet & Greet Fun--Nick Verreos with attendees of the FIDM DEBUT 2017 Friday Night VIP Meet & Greet "Nick Tent", Barker Hangar Santa Monica

Awwww...Love this boy--There was an emotional moment back in the tent :)--Nick Verreos with attendee at FIDM DEBUT 2017 VIP Meet & Greet "Nick Tent", Barker Hangar Santa Monica 

Giving Back!--Models in NIKOLAKI gowns walking off stage--FIDM DEBUT 2017, Barker Hangar Santa Monica
Photo courtesy of David Paul

**UP NEXT: FIDM DEBUT 2017 Black Tie L.A. Fashion Gala Finale!

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