wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world

wondering...about the wonders of this wonderfull...world
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A couple of summers ago, coming home from class, I took the subway with a friend and I told her I was trying to start a blog... then I also told her how time consuming and addicting it had become, and that I was wondering if it was something worth doing... she laughed and asked me to let her know when I was done and give her the"link" so she could read it. Then she left and I kept thinking...why? why should I do this ?

Technology has taken us to a new level and we are now, able to "publish ourselves"! PUBLISH OURSELVES however we want to; if you want to be yourself, transparent and out in the open, or even if you want to pretend to be someone else... YOU CAN! Now you can blog and share your thoughts and experiences with people without having them "altered" by the editors, or "chosen" because of how cool or marketable they are...

This space is for us to share; zaidibirindilindilandia-my own little world, my ingenious- and your thoughts!

welcome, and thank you!

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Milano ... Politecnico di Milano... Knitwear

One more chapter... a very new and unexpected one...
After a long debate with myself, friends and colleagues (believe me, more intense than I thought) I have decided that I will be attending the POLITECNICO DI MILANO next year for my 1st semester of Bachelor's degree and  will specialize in Knitwear... Yes, I know. a 360˚ turn, but the decision is made and I am so up for it. 

You see, I've been in FLORENCE this year and loved being abroad so much that I really didn't want to go back to NY yet...I know its an amazing place to be, but I want to explore the unexplored a bit more before deciding to stay in the BIG apple for a couple of years..(we were all afraid that this would happen)-my mom said that I would never come back- >.<

...so I applied for the Central Saint Martins (a very good art school in LONDON) program through FIT; but considering they ONLY recommend 2 people (including the applicants from NY) I was selected as a "stand by"-- which means I am the ONLY person on a "one person waiting-list" because every year prior-one of the two people selected has bailed out last minute... 

THIS IS what I REALLY wanted to do- but I had to plan as if ''I wasn't going'' to be more realistic.. and if the spot opened up... LONDON HERE I COME-its just for a semester- but a great one!

However   > > >  

As A SECOND and last minute option, I had also applied to the MILAN program - in case I didn't get in to LONDON- This one lasts for a whole year and its specialization specific(and takes place at The Politecnico di Milano). Initially, I have to admit, I was disappointed and very much uninterested in the MILAN program. But little by little it became more attractive AND I considered:

On the YES side:
-I WOULD LOVE to stay in Italy for one more year -since I am already here,
-I could perfect my italian,
- I already understand how things work, know my way around, could travel MORE, etc....
- Milan is not only one of the main fashion capitals of the world but also the economic capital of Italy! 
- Knitwear can be a broadening of my "surface-able" horizons, meaning its a completely NEW material/dimension/texture, that contributes to my visual and tactical repertoire... also, to become an expert in ONE more field... is not BAD at all! as the director of the program here in Florence said:

 "Anything is possible in knitwear that is possible in sportswear, and even if you intend to go into sportswear, in depth knitwear knowledge is an enormous advantage for the sportswear market, as all sportswear collections include knitwear"

take a look: 

(It is the work of British Designer Sandra Backlund, one of the most directional knitwear designers currently)

On the NO:
-I am a bit scared about not taking full advantage of my time in MILAN because the program maybe isn't as great (challenging/well organized/resources...etc) because its fairly new!~5 years?
-The other thing is that there was only space left for the KNITWEAR SPECIALIZATION... which is something I had never considered doing but definitely maybe worth exploring...I would have to do knitwear for 2 years and was not so sure of wanting to commit to something I don't know if I will love- In NY, we to choose our specialization on 6th SEMESTER and I would probably choose "sportswear" because Its more vesatile and broad... however there is the risk on not getting it (because of number of spots)

-Also...The milan program makes me spend more (because in NY I pay in-state-TUITION. And considering I pay for school myself- Unless I found some job/even if its selling stuff on ETSY (online); Milan would be a bit harder...
BUT coming back at another time (TO Italy) might not be that easy and investing a bit now might be well worth for the future!!!

1 comment:

  1. Estoy muy orgullosa de ti. MI TESORO.