After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering and management from Northeastern University, Ardistia Dwiasri enrolled in the AAS program to turn her longtime interest in fashion into a career.
While at Parsons, Dwiasri interned at Diane von Furstenberg; she later worked for Tommy Hilfiger, GAP, and Ann Taylor. Winning a 2007 Biore/Gen Art Fashion Award brought her exposure as she prepared to open her own womenswear company. The AAS program gave Dwiasri “a practical foundation in fashion, a network, and the ability to combine creativity with solution finding,” all useful in the launch of Ardistia New York in 2007. Her award winning designs, featured in publications ranging from the New York Times and WWD to Nylon and Lucky, are sold worldwide, bringing Dwiasri’s signature draping and wearable separates to women everywhere.