Where were you born, and where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Lima, Peru.
How has Paris inspired you in your
projects and classes?
has such a rich history when it comes to fashion that it is hard not to be
inspired by it. Fashion is so clearly part of the everyday life in this city
that it is fascinating how much you can learn about it by just walking around
the city, seeing an exhibition, and, of course, attending class. Before moving
here, I knew that I was interested in studying fashion as a cultural
phenomenon, but I was not aware of how wide the field of fashion studies
actually was. I would say that both Paris and the MA Fashion Studies program
have intensified my passion for this. I also find it fascinating how people
here work from cafés and restaurants! Even when I have to work during the
weekends (which is almost every weekend, to be honest!), I am inspired by this.
Last semester, I became obsessed with working at a co-working café very close
to my apartment.
Tell us a bit about your
experience in the MA Fashion Studies program.
anyone who is interested in MA Fashion Studies, I would definitely recommend
Paris. Our professors are amazing, and we have fantastic guest speakers and
guest lecturers. Here at Parsons Paris, the program is a little bit different
than in NYC. It focuses on media, curation, and academic work, and we all get
to explore those three areas. In my case, and for some of my colleagues, too,
this has led us to discover new career paths. Also, Paris (and Europe!)
provides so many great opportunities.
What three words would you use to
describe the Parsons Paris community?
Inspiring, family, and international.