Max 'n Chester was given the opportunity to be featured in FIDM's San Francisco windows (4 windows) on the 5th floor (Fashion Design floor) when the regional director reached out to alumni, Anne Marie Maniego to provide any past or current collections to have displayed. Anne Marie Maniego graduated at the FIDM San Francisco campus with a major in Fashion Design and has since been giving back to FIDM by taking part as an alumni guest speaker for FIDM graduations and a guest judge to review student's portfolios.
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) is a for-profit college in California, United States. It offers courses infashion, entertainment, beauty, interior design, and graphic design. The college was founded in 1969 by Tonian Hohberg, who is its president and CEO. FIDM has developed relationships with industry leaders, from Smashbox to Guess, Inc. to NBC Universal. The FIDM Advisory Board includes respectable industry leaders such as Tim Gunn, Diane von Furstenberg, Emanuel Ungaro, and Fred Segal.