Workshop, REFLECTING HERITAGE IN DESIGN
Sunday, 25 October, 2015
15:30 - Hai d3
Alexandra Pisco is the Director of Maisons de Mode, one of Europe’s premier fashion incubators based in Lille, France, that works to develop selected emerging fashion brands and revitalize the area’s textile industry. She also heads Pisco & co., which creates specialized structures and events that aim to develop and promote emerging brands.
Alexandra’s entry into the fashion world began through a multi-cultural upbringing that finally led her to Parson’s School of Design in New York. She began working as a designer for several brands in the US and Europe before launching her own collection, learning the hard way of the realities of the business and economics of fashion. Wanting to learn more about the business side of fashion, she worked in sales at Chanel. She returned to design as a trend and design consultant, first at Promostyl and then at her own agency before being approached by Maisons de Mode. Alexandra is based in Brussels where she lives with her three children.