We’ve got ourselves a new member to the crew! Meet Riddhi H. – fashion design student at Parsons NY, who’s back for the summer holidays. Interns are one of those behind-the-scene superheroes that we can’t live without and we’d like to give some love and credit to them at AL&ALICIA.
It’s only been less than a month but Riddhi has been helping us with everything from research to production and styling. Not only is she absolutely great to work with but she’s also got a great sense of style! Read more below to get some quirky little bites about Riddhi’s life and her favorite hangout spots!
Where are you from?
I’m a mix of Indian and Indonesian, originally from Singapore but now living in New York.
How long have you worked for AL&ALICIA?
Almost a month and still counting!
Describe your job
As an intern, I get to be immersed in almost every field of a fashion design firm from creative direction to the more technical aspects, as well as merchandising. So far, I’ve been helping out with quality checks, production, sketching, fabric swatching, sourcing, mood boards, putting technical packs together and styling of outfits.
It sounds like a lot of work but it’s definitely worth the amount of hands-on experience I am gaining.
What is the best part about working at AL&ALICIA?
I love the fact that everything I do is practical. At AL&ALICIA, I feel that my opinion is always taken into account, even as an intern. That’s one of the many benefits of working with a smaller design firm; it’s a much more intimate experience and everyone essentially collaborates with each other. There’s a lot you can learn from other people’s opinions and the way they envision things in this industry. It also helps that everyone at AL&ALICIA is super friendly!
Favorite pieces from AL&ALICIA?
I’m a sucker for bright colors and prints, so I like both my Milly skirt in Viyella and Paper Plane Shirtdress in Pale Peach. There’s many items I’m loving from the upcoming Spring 2012 collection which I can’t reveal just yet! Look out for it though, it’s a good one.
Current favorite spots in NYC or Singapore?
In New York, I’d say SoHo or Williamsburg in Brooklyn for shopping, The Standard Hotel’s Biergarten for drinks and Le Bain in the Meatpacking district for a good night out. In Singapore, Kilo tops the list for dinner, Kinki rooftop bar for its atmosphere, Krish at Rochester Park for its remarkable cocktails and A Curious Teepee for fashion junkies and the best coffee in town.