2013 Graduation Fashion Show Designer: Andrea Torija

Andrea Torija grew up in Mexico City, Mexico and graduated from the Instituto Asuncion de Mexico. She is currently pursuing her B.F.A. in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. A former intern with Bay Area couturier Julia Panciroli, Andrea was inspired by Mexican architect Luis Barragan‘s studies of light and shadow in creating her senior collection. Her designs were influenced by Barragan’s use of form and texture, specifically the sharp angles combined with round shapes of the vases in his patios.


If you could come back as [a fashion icon], who would it be?

Jane Birkin.

Which [items in your closet] do you most use?

Black skinny jeans, a sweater and a scarf.

What is your [style] motto?

Whatever makes you feel like yourself.

Who are your favorite [fashion] heroes in real life?

Raf Simons, Haider Ackermann

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