Lana Gerimovich with Alis Fashion Design traveled all the way to Mexico City where our intern student Nancy attends her school. Her school, Universidad Interamericana para el desarrollo, Mexico, is located just north of Mexico City. During her three month intensive fashion internship here at Alis Fashion Design, she learned a lot of master knowledge such as couture tailoring, pattern making based on client’s particular measurements, constructing garments, and meticulous decorative sewing techniques.
Bespoke designer Lana Gerimovich and fashion intern student Nancy P
Her reason why she decided to take internship at Alis Fashion Design was very clear: she wanted to learn bespoke, one-of-a-kind womenswear business and craftsmanship instead of mass-manufacturing fashion industry. We are so glad that she expanded her skills and vision of bespoke craftsmanship through Alis Fashion Design. Not only craftsmanship, she also worked to make Alis Fashion Design and Lana’s interview on the Mexican magazine Revista Atenea featuring our summer resort style one-of-a-kind casual wear shot by photographer Brad Olson. We are so grateful of what she has done and achieved during her internship program with us.
Ford Robert Black model Bianca Mead
Make up by Morgan Teresa
Ford Robert Black models Bianca Mead and Mackenzie Murphy
Make up by Morgan Teresa
Moreover, Nancy arranged a lecture of Lana Gerimovich to the fashion students. Her Lecture Fashion By Measure focused on the concept of bespoke, process of craftsmanship, challenges that we face, and message of self-acceptance and embracing your own body.
We are so happy that Mexican fashion students learned what bespoke is, and what couture sewing techniques are. Huge thanks to Universidad Interamericana para el desarrollo, Mexico, they have given Lana the recognition of partnership with a university. Lana Gerimovich with Alis Fashion Design is so honored to partner with them to create more opportunities for their brilliant fashion students to learn bespoke, couture, and craftsmanship as hands-on internship program.
During Lana’s stay in Mexico City, she was filled with its unique culture, fashion, and food, which inspired her very much.
Famous painter Frida Kahlo street mural art
She also visited Art of Clothing and Fashion in Mexico: 1940-2015 at Banamex Cultural Palace Museum, former Palace of Iturbide which was built by the Count of San Mateo Valparíso as a wedding gift to her daughter.
Here, fashion designer Lana Gerimovich saw both parts of Mexican fashion elements: fashion from native cultures with symbols and history, and contemporary fashion by modern designers who use the traditional elements into the next level.
We are so grateful to have talented fashion student Nancy interning at Alis Fashion Design, and widened our vision. Nancy and Alis Fashion Design still work together remotely for an upcoming huge project! Finally, we cannot wait to have more fashion interns from Universidad Interamericana para el desarrollo, Mexico for its internship programs!