Jorge Alfaro

Jorge Alfaro – Fashion Design Year Three

“I love designing and making clothes, and at Whitecliffe we’re given the freedom to explore our ideas and develop our potential,” says Year Three Fashion Design student Jorge Alfaro who has already had one of his garments selected for the World of Wearable Arts Museum in 2012.

His priority as a student is to learn as much as he can about garment construction and to develop his sewing and tailoring skills to industry standard.

“The tutors are patient and lovely, and the great knowledge that they share on garment construction is my strongest reason for continuing on this journey.”

Jorge grew up in New York in the late 80s and early 90s. His first ventures into fashion design began then with the club scene as his stage.

Jorge moved to New Zealand and applied to study fashion at Whitecliffe because he’d heard about the school’s strong industry contacts.

“Whitecliffe has definitely made me a more solid designer,” he says. “I can say that I am more confident in what I design and construct. It’s exciting to know there is a promising future at the end.”


Jorge Alfaro