Parsons 2015 Fashion Benefit

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Join Career Services’ Spring Portfolio Mixer


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Opening Ceremony Owners in Talks with Hazel Clark, Research Chair of Fashion

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Talking Textiles Seminar: The Prize, The Seminar, The Exhibit


Since 2011, TALKING TEXTILES has been an initiative by Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano that promotes creative textiles. Exhibitions and seminars bring attention to the plight of the textile industry and educate professionals and consumers alike about the importance of fabric design today. The inaugural inspiring & educational half-day TALKING TEXTILES TREND SEMINAR is taking […]

Vanessa Friedman Joins Fashion Publishing as Its Latest Guest Speaker

New York Times Chief Fashion Critic and Fashion Director, Vanessa Friedman, with the students of Fashion Publishing

Written by Zijun Shi “If you’re not willing to say when something is bad, when you say that something is good, it doesn’t matter–that’s the bottom line,” said Vanessa Friedman, The Chief Fashion Critic and Fashion Director of The New York Times, the latest guest speaker in Rebecca Suhrawardi’s Fashion Publishing last Tuesday. Vanessa’s elegance […]

Dress Barn Re-positions itself with DRESSBAR – Designer Collaborations Bring Sophistication to the Brand

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Images and text by Vicky Bateman Designer collaborations are a fashion mainstay, although Dress Barn is unlikely the first that comes to mind when you think of one. The DRESSBAR at Dress Barn, a bold repositioning initiative of the 50-plus year-old brand known for dresses, celebrated their collaboration with fashion designer Heidi Weisel this past […]

Maison Kitsuné: How Gildas Loaëc and Masay Kuroki are Building a Lifestyle Brand that Transcends Geography and Genre

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Image from Surface Magazine Written by Tyler L. Stafford Upon walking into a Maison Kitsuné boutique, one may be slightly confused as to the brand’s origin; a French-Japanese name, tees and sweatshirts emblazoned with French phrases, and preppy shorts and polos reminiscent of 50’s Americana. Regardless of when and where you think this brand originates, […]

The Real World: Fashion Publishing is an Unconventional Class Training Students in the Inner Workings of the Industry

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Written by Zijun Shi “I am taking a course this semester, and it’s great so far!” said my friend. “What course?” I asked. “Fashion Publishing, PAFM 1121 by Rebecca N. Suhrawardi,” she replied. That was how I got to know about this course. I registered immediately having the thought it would be a more fun […]

Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing Exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem

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Written by Zijun Shi, student in Parsons Fashion Publishing class On the evening of March 25th at the Studio Museum in Harlem, art lovers in New York welcomed the opening of American artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s first in-depth exhibition of his drawings, collages, and works on paper — Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing. […]

Interview with Anne Adami of Videofashion

Jennifer Yao, The New School Libraries’ subject liaison for fashion, interviewed Anne Adami, the creator, managing editor, and president of Videofashion. Videofashion DVDs can be borrowed from the library, and streaming videos are available through the library’s Kanopy database. In what year did Videofashion start? How did it start? Videofashion started in 1976, when videotape […]

Luxottica class/competition & winners!


Recently, an elective course for juniors in Apparel and Accessory design had been offered for students, in which they are given the opportunity for their work to be awarded prizes by Luxottica – one of the worlds’ largest manufacturers in eye-wear. The prize for first place is $10,000, while second place winners receive $4,000. Working […]