Peruvian American designer, Nora del Busto was born and raised in Bloomfield
Hills, Michigan. Nora received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of
Michigan and then received her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University
Chicago School of Law. After working as an attorney for a few years, Nora
decided to explore her creative side.
She enrolled at the International Academy of Design and Technology in 2005
and graduated three years later. While in school, Nora received numerous
scholarships and awards including Fashion Group International scholarship,
Chicago Fashion Foundation scholarship, Richard Driehaus Award for Fashion
Excellence, General Motors Student Design Competion, and IADT’s Outstanding
Senior Collection award. In addition, as the winner of 2008 Latino Fashion
Week’s Student Competition, Nora showed her collection at the Latino Fashion
Week “El Fin” fashion show.
Inspired by art and architecture, Nora’s designs are generally very sculptured
and tailored with precise attention to detail. Her extensive travel throughout the
world, including a year in Spain, continues to serve as a source of inspiration.