Fashion Students from Design School FIDM Share New Valentine’s Day Trend

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Students from the fashion college FIDM plan to participate in a new Valentine’s Day trend: group hangouts rather than traditional dates for two.

FIDM fashion college students plan to spend their Valentine’s Day watching movies or hanging out with friends.

With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, busy students at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s downtown Los Angeles campus are mostly dateless. The trend towards college students hanging in groups rather than pairing off in traditional twosomes is redefining that traditional romantic evening for two into a looser gathering of friends—or a quiet evening at home with chocolate.

Here is how a few will spend Valentine’s 2013:

“I’ll be hanging out at home with my girlfriends, in sweat pants having an ‘I Hate Valentine’s Day’ celebration,” reports Fashion Design major Zahira, with a giggle.

A philosophical Bella, also a Fashion Design major, prefers to fly solo. “I’ll go to bed early, with a good box of dark chocolate by my side and a great chick-flick on the screen.” She’s thinking the star-studded Garry Marshall movie Valentine’s Day, where the idea for an anti-Valentine’s celebration was hatched.

For those who prefer to leave the house for their romantic comedy fix, the new Warm Bodies, starring hot guy Nicholas Hoult, his adorable British accent, and a flock of zombies sounds like this year’s go-to Valentine’s movie for girls in groups.

Merchandise Marketing student Bridgette plans on skipping the movies and rounding up ten of her FIDM classmates for a festive dinner out in Hollywood to celebrate their dateless status. Her friend Rebecca will buy herself a dress for the occasion, as she does every Valentine’s Day. She’s got her eye on a lacey, pink frock she saw on the Nordstrom’s website this year.

At a fashion college with majors that focus on retail like Merchandise Marketing and Apparel Industry Management, some students will be improving their resumes and earning cash by working retail on that special day. Graphic Design major Jose, who just landed a sales job at Top Shop at the Grove through the FIDM Career Center, will be working the new store’s opening night party and fashion show before turning in for the night.

After work, “I’ll light some candles, sip some wine, and plan on booking a date in advance for next year,” says Jose. “Disneyland would be the perfect place to spend the day.”

With four dynamic California campuses, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is the premier west coast fashion design college, educating for careers in fashion, graphic design, interior design, and entertainment. FIDM’s graduates include renowned designers like Monique Lhuillier, Emmy and Academy Award-winning costume designers, top fashion industry executives, and entrepreneurs.

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