Unikool.it stories. Alessandra Fergola: working with Unikool has always been a pleasant experience, since the beginning, for their professionalism and the valuable persons working in the team. I find it crucial to offer Italian products abroad because this trend has waned a bit in the last few years.
My name is Alessandra and I am a fashion designer. I graduated at the Milan Polytechnic in 2005 and started my career first as a product developer and then as a designer for sports apparel.
I worked around two years in the Veneto region, after which I moved to Germany to serve for 5 years in a large sports apparel group. I was then promoted to a lead designer position and worked in London for the same group in a team that was in charge of partnerships between the group and leading brands or emerging designers. I remained there 2 years after which the branch was closed and transferred back to Germany.
Faced with the choice of either returning to Germany or staying in London, I decided to stay because this city offers you a lot, including the opportunity to meet a lot of people and be involved in countless projects. I was really lucky. After making this choice, I had the opportunity to collaborate as a freelancer with many brands, in sports, technical and fashion clothing.
I am still involved in many projects and continue to work as a freelancer for several brands. My work consists in managing collections, from drawings to the actual production phases, which also includes fashion shows – in particular, my current company participates in the London Fashion Week.
I started to collaborate with Unikool in 2016 through a brand for which I worked. I find it crucial to offer Italian products abroad because this trend has waned a bit in the last few years. However, I find that European clothes are making their comeback, and several brands in fashion industry are now buying European goods.
As an Italian citizen, I am honoured to propose products made in my country. Working with Unikool has always been a pleasant experience, since the beginning, for their professionalism and the valuable persons working in the team.
They are always so sociable and spending time with them is always good fun. For these reasons, I now serve as Unikool manager for the UK.