Since her childhood she has been drawn by the fine arts, specifically all that was related with painting, sketching, beauty and fashion. During her childhood and teens, she traveled around Europe, and has being influenced by different pieces of art, culture, and landscapes of the places that she has been. Cosmopolitan cities such at Paris, Rome, Athens, Barcelona and Copenhagen, captured her mind and all that fashion, architecture, and culture inspires her. During her high school years Alessandra envisioned a future working as a fashion designer, having her own studio and creating an international clothing line. With this goal set in mind, Alessandra took sewing classes at the schools of Liza Thon and later with Carlota Alfaro, it was then when she confirmed her enthusiasm for fashion and haute couture. After graduating from high school she decided to pursue an associate degree at the “International Architecture and Design School” of University of Turabo. Subsequently finishing her associate, she pursues a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a concentration in fashion design in “The School of Plastics Arts of Puerto Rico” in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Fashion design is the satisfaction to express myself, creating something beautiful and almost perfect. I push myself to reach a level of spiritual concentration which gives me the joy of using my imagination to create a new reality for others.
- Alessandra Mattei