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Introducing the NACU STUDIOS x Terse Totes special edition tote bag!

Introducing the NACU STUDIOS x Terse Totes special edition tote bag!

Written By Melina Morry

Alissa Lapid and Serafina De Cristofano met while navigating the (at times, toxic) trenches of the fashion industry. “We bonded because [we were in] such a crazy, abusive, Devil Wears Prada environment,” explains Lapid over Zoom, referring to their tumultuous careers with a Toronto-based womenswear designer. 

The pair would lean on each other through the wild ups and downs of the daily grind—including a time when they were barely acquaintances, scrambling to squeeze De Cristofano into a ready-to-wear frock, thanks to a no-show model, to parade...


A Conversation with Overachiver Magazine

A Conversation with Overachiver Magazine

Author & journalist Melina Morry sits down with Alissa, the founder of fashion brand NACU, to chat about her breakout brand, the future of sustainability, and why it’s crucial to give Asian creators the platform they deserve.