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Meet Raymond Natale, our Student of the Month (March 2015)


Meet our March 2015 Parsons School of Fashion’s Student of the Month, Raymond Natale! Here is a Q&A we did with him and some samples of his work. We hope you enjoy getting to know Ray, and we would like to offer him a big congratulations on all he has accomplished so far!   1. What […]

Parson’s School of Fashion finalists visit Shoe Polytechnic in Italy

At the Shoe Polytechnic

This year we were happy to have 5 out of 8 students join us on the trip to Riviera del Brenta, Italy. They are Carolina Grullon, Emmanuel Nunez, Janet Yeung, Leonid Batekhin and Jon Max Goh. The senior students that couldn’t make the trip, (Elizabeth Bastian, An Dao and Lea Germano) joined us at the […]

Andrea Jiapei Li and Ximon Lee make shortlist for LVMH PRIZE 2015

Andrea Jiapei Li and Ximon Lee make shortlist for LVMH PRIZE 2015

Congratulations to Andrea Jiapei Li (MFA Fashion Design and Society) and Ximon Lee (BFA Fashion Design) who are among twenty-six designers shortlisted for the second annual LVMH Prize, an award set up in 2014 that grants a young fashion designer €300,000 and a year of mentorship from executives at the luxury conglomerate. The LVMH Prize […]

Talking Textile: The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize

Dorothy Waxman

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and fellow curator Philip Fimmano are pleased to announce the creation of a new international design prize to be awarded to a textile or fashion design student who exhibits innovative thinking and inspiring creativity in textiles. The Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize honors Dorothy Waxman, the original driving force behind Trend […]

2015 Vilcek Prize For Creative Promise in Fashion


Parsons Alumni Win the 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Fashion The Vilcek Foundation aims to raise public awareness of the contributions of immigrants to the sciences, arts, and culture in the United States. The Foundation was established in 2000 by Jan and Marica Vilcek, immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia. The mission of the […]

XIMON LEE: First U.S Winner of H&M Award


Written by: Fiona Dieffenbacher, SoF Program Director – BFA Fashion Design The First Menswear Winner to be Awarded the H&M Prize Huge congratulations are in order for Ximon Lee, (BFA Menswear Designer of the Year 2014). As one of eight finalists in the international H&M Awards to present in Stockholm, the 24-year-old Parsons graduate became […]

Interim Dean of The School of Fashion – Hazel Clark


As the search is underway for a new Dean of The School of Fashion, please join us in welcoming, Interim Dean, Hazel Clark Hazel has held a wide range of academic leadership positions since joining Parsons in 2002, including Chair of Critical Studies (2002-2005), Chair of Art & Design Studies (2005-2008), Dean of School of […]

Alumna Spotlight: Gayatri Jolly


photo: Kunaal Bose Written by: Mung Lar Lam, Assoc. Program Director – AAS FM & FD Founder of her eponymous design label and a vocational nonprofit in rural India, Parsons alumna, and former co-leader of the Parsons Fashion Council, Gayatri Jolly lives a life that balances high fashion with humanitarianism.  Busy since she graduated from […]

Dress and Emotion


Please join us for the launch of Dress & Emotion, a research project led by Fiona Dieffenbacher, Assistant Professor of Fashion, along with Lucy Jones and Zhi Wei Hiu, Research Assistants. Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 Conversation: 5:30-6:30 pm  |  Launch event: 7:00 – 9:00 pm RSVP: info@dressandemotion.com Please indicate if you are planning to attend […]

Parsons & Threadless Design Challenge 2014

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Written by: Maura Jurgrau, Assistant Professor Fashion Design / Coordinator, BFA Junior Visual Communication Parsons and Threadless, the leading online community of artists and an e-commerce website, teamed up this semester to embark on a design challenge. BFA juniors from the School of Fashion explored the tee shirt as a “universal meme”. They focused on […]