Parsons 2017 Fashion Benefit

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AAS Graduation Exhibition: Class of 2015

Please join us to celebrate the graduating AAS Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing students.

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

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The Arts of Fashion Foundation Winner!

photo: M. Synder The Arts of Fashion Foundation Recipient of the Anne Valerie Hash Award Yi Wen Lim,  Parsons AAS Fashion Design (2014) On October 28th, the Arts of Fashion Foundation attracted key figures and creative students from fashion capitals around the world to attend the annual Arts of Fashion International Student Competition Fashion Show […]

Winners of the + Kering “Empowering Imagination” Competition: Justin Chu and Mijia Zhang

In Collaboration with, Two Parsons BFA Fashion Design Students have been selected to receive prestigious internships with Kering Brands. Parsons The New School for Design and Kering have announced the two winners in the third annual “Empowering Imagination” student design competition. JUSTIN CHU has been selected for his women’s ready-to-wear designs and MIJIA ZHANG for her unisex […]

Two Parsons Alumni Are Finalists for LVMH Prize

On Thursday, LVMH released its shortlist for the 30 designers in the running for their Young Fashion Designer Prize. The winner will receive a €300,000 grant and a year of mentoring. We are thrilled to announce that Parsons alumni Chris Gelinas (AAS AFD ’11) and Erin Beatty (AAS AFD ’07) are finalists for the prize! Daphne […]

“What is Fake, What is Real”: Melitta Baumeister at V-Files

The sharp, visionary new collection by Melitta Baumeister, a recent graduate from Parsons MFA in Design & Society, is now up at V-Files on Baumeister’s work—rooted here in the complex play of black and white— updates contemporary simplicity for the ambitious, cybernetic métier evoked by Eyebeam, where the collection was first shown.        Innovative in her use of […]

Vote for Jia Hua for the 2014 H&M Design Award

School of Fashion MFA alum Jia Hua is a finalist for the 2014 H&M Design Award! Jia’s collection was inspired by artists such as Dan Flavin, Mickalene Thomas and Caroline Larsen. She mixes traditional craft techniques with contemporary sportswear, bringing different types of materials together, such as chiffon with sporty meshes. Vote for her at and watch the video […]

Alumni Interview: Giuliana Raggiani

2012 winner of Parson’s BFA Childrenswear award and founder of up and coming knitwear line Giu Giu candidly discusses the trials and tribulations of life after Parsons and starting your own business By: Kyera Giannini Edited by: Stephanie Farrell We met for coffee at Culture, a little café on 38th street with a close, comfortable […]

A unique designer taking his own path

I had the opportunity to meet with Josh Tafoya, just after graduation in mid-May, 2013. We met in an empty classroom, and lucky for me, Josh brought a few pieces from his Senior collection entitled CHOLO. What may seem an unnatural or even offensive title to the novice, not so for Joshua. Growing up in […]

Alumni accepted into ITS 2013: Trieste, Italy

One of Parsons BFA and MFA alumni, Paula Cheng, has won a spot as a finalist in the International Talent Support (ITS) competition, 2013. This is the first time a Parsons alumni has placed, and with a selection of over 1500 entries, Paula deserves a big round of applause. She started at Parsons in the […]