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The Designer Making Wearable Tech That Feels Chic, Not Gimmicky

When she was in fashion school at Parsons, the only relationship Olya Petrova Jackson had was with her phone. Well, that’s not precisely true. She was, she recalls, “a hard-core studio kind of person” who spent her days and nights experimenting with fashion design. She was also falling in love, long distance, with her now-husband, […]

BFA Alumni Han Wen awarded the Fashion Scout’s Coveted SS17 Merit Award

BFA Alumni Han Wen recently won the prestigious SS16 Merit Award from Fashion Scout in London. The award has previously been won by creatives such as, ROBERTS|WOOD, Phoebe English, David Koma and Xiao Li. Han’s SS17 catwalk show was showcased at London fashion week on September 17th and was fully sponsored by Fashion Scout. His […]

Parsons Alumni: Malaika Haaning

Born and raised in Jordrup, a small village in the Southern part of Denmark, Parsons alum Malaika Haaning started her career in supply chain management, but after she had been living and working abroad she returned to school to study fashion design here at Parsons School of Design, from which she graduated in December 2015. […]

AAS Fashion Design Alum Niyi Okuboyeio Interviewed by the Village Voice

Niyi Okuboyejo enrolled in an associate’s program at the Parsons School of Design, going on to work at Oscar de la Renta before starting Post-Imperial in 2012. Now, in addition to being the chief designer, Okuboyejo handles every other aspect of the business — “sales guy, production guy, everything,” he says. “On my business card, […]

AAS Fashion End of Year Exhibition—Now Accepting Submissions

Submissions for the AAS End of Year Exhibition are now being accepted. The deadline is Monday May 9th. Please read the rules and entry guidelines in the PDF below for complete details about participating and eligibility. We look forward to seeing your work!

AAS Student Monica Singh Speaks at the UN

AAS student Monica Singh, an acid attack survivor and advocate for global and social awareness, spoke at the United Nations last month to address gender-based violence and child marriage. Recently, NBCNews.com profiled Singh, detailing her work as an advocate and co-founder of the Mahendra Singh Foundation (which provides services for acid attack survivors), as well […]

April 2016 Student of the Month: Sophia Demetriou

Congratulations to Sophia Demetriou, the Student of the Month for April 2016! Check out her Q&A, and work. What is your name, or any nicknames you go by? My name is Sophia Barbara Demetriou, but you can call me Soph. Where are you from? Randolph, New Jersey. What brought you to Parsons? My mom is […]

Michelle Obama Wears AAS Alum Tanya Taylor

First lady Michelle Obama wore a customized green stretch jacquard sleeveless dress by AAS Marketing alum Tanya Taylor, last Thursday, while meeting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau at the White House. Mrs. Obama first wore one of her dresses about 18 months ago. “Organically, she wore a dress of ours, then I showed appreciation […]

March Student of the Month: Isabella Bowie

The March Student of the Month is Isabella Bowie! Read our Q&A with her below to learn about her experiences in the program so far and why she chose Parsons. What is your name, or any nicknames you go by? Isabella, but everybody calls me Izzy. Where are you from? I was born and raised […]

Alumna Jasmine Chong Launches her Brand this Fashion Week

Jasmine Chong graduated from AAS Fashion Marketing last May 2015 and is launching her F/W 2016 women’s collection during fashion week on February 17, 2016. Her collection embraces quiet luxury, creating meticulously crafted womenswear pieces that marry the romance of luxury detailing with the functionality of pret-a-porter. At the heart of each garment is an […]