I’m Daniel Alizada and I’m studying economics in a vocational school. I started my internship in DANDY HELSINKI, which creates bespoke suits and made-to-measure suits, located in the center of Helsinki. In total, my internship lasts two months and is now ending in December.

In the company I’ve been able to take part in customer service, pricing, taking inventory, exhibiting the products, and creating a clean environment in the store. I have studied tailoring and been allowed to learn alterations, patchwork, and as my own project made and sewn face mask patterns.

I chose DANDY HELSINKI for the location of my internship as I’m interested in men’s fashion. Tailoring as a craft is rare in Finland, so it has been fascinating to follow along with how a dress coat and a tuxedo are created, first from a draft made on paper to a ready, wearable creation. During this internship, I have learned more than ever before. My own interest lies along with men’s classical and more formal wear. Classic patterns and colors never go out of fashion.

In the future, I hope I will be able to continue learning in the fashion industry and also make a career with it. In Finland, the fashion industry is small, but we a well represented by skilled professionals, who can take note of environmental concerns and recycling in tailoring clothing.

I do recommend DANDY HELSINKI to others for an internship. The team is multicultural, has an excellent team spirit, and has the drive to get things done. After this internship, I was offered the chance to continue working and learning under an apprenticeship, for which I’m more than excited about.