More of Ashley at Anna Sui

Ashley wears a quintessential Anna Sui dress and holds various fabrics from The Anna Sui Collection

Ashley wears a quintessential Anna Sui dress and holds various fabrics from The Anna Sui Collection. Ashley says, “Anna likes her leopard!”

The lace detail

The intricate lace detail

August means the end of Ashley’s internship at Anna Sui – and preparing for her senior year of high school. Working in the pattern-making department as the head intern to manage the weekly ‘fit’ process was very special for Ashley and something she will cherish. When we met today, Ashley was wearing a black, lace Anna Sui dress, that “I wanted to represent Anna’s singular aesthetic so that I will always think of her when I wear it.” Continue reading

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Ashley at Anna Sui

 

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley kept her promise: to meet me and share her experience as a summer intern in the pattern-making department for designer Anna Sui. She works Tuesdays through Fridays now through mid-August. It’s hard work but she is learning a lot and having a great time. She says that her job as an intern is to organize and prepare ‘the fit’ for Anna Sui every Thursday. A typical week looks like this: Tuesday – find the patterns; Wednesday – measure the garments (usually 20-35 minutes per garment), pin the sheets to each garment and add the garments to the rack; Thursday is fitting day, including the morning preparation and organization and an afternoon fitting with the model and all of the players from production, the showroom, Anna Sui’s assistant designer and Anna Sui herself. Friday winds down the process until the next week. It sounds like a well-orchestrated symphony of activity. Continue reading

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Ashley

Ashley

Ashley

What a treat! I met with Ashley, a lovely seventeen year-old and a junior in high school. We talked about her love of fashion, how she and another classmate started a fashion club this year in school, her desire to be involved in the world of fashion when she gets older, the pressures of being a junior, and of course … prom! (Ashley is going! Much more on that conversation is coming!). Here is Ashley

The first year of upper school I joined several clubs with friends – mostly political clubs – but they weren’t really me. I was looking for something more creative and different from what was being offered. Last year, as a sophomore, the school began accepting applications for new clubs and my classmate and I applied for a fashion club. After several months of waiting, our club was approved …

I would like to leave the club as a legacy for others. I want it to keep going. Since we started, we have designed several DIY projects, including t-shirts, and held discussions on fashion. The fashion club is still evolving …

I would like to stay involved in fashion – perhaps in branding and more of the business and merchandising end. There is something about department stores that I love! …

Currently, I am taking class at FIT and I am scheduled to do an internship in pattern-making this summer at Anna Sui. I am very excited for that!” ~ Ashley

After meeting Ashley, I just know she will do whatever she wishes! And stay tuned for more on her summer experience at Anna Sui.

 

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