Parsons 2017 Fashion Benefit

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Competitions & Special Projects

Project Linus: Now In Its Fifth Year

    In 2011, the Fashion and Mentoring group established a worthwhile tradition; a sustainable way to give back to the community, while utilizing materials, resources, as well as the students and teacher’s talent. Students and faculty met during the last week of school in the studio classrooms, where they gathered leftover fabrics and worked […]

AAS Alums Make Finalists for the Woolmark Prize

The finalists for the next edition of the International Woolmark Prize (IWP) have been determined. We would like to congratulate Parsons AAS Fashion Design alums Chris Gelinas and Tanya Taylor, two of the five USA nominees for the prize in womenswear! The USA regional awards will take place in New York on July 21, 2015 and […]

Parsons Fashion Students Design Prototypes for Luxottica + Silent Auction for Charity

An elective course in apparel and accessory design was made available this year to juniors, and selected School of Fashion students from this class were lucky enough to have their eyewear designs manufactured by Luxottica (and previously were also awarded cash prizes for their design teams). The winning prototypes were displayed at Ilori (138 Spring St.) […]

Ali Schachtschneider’s “Vivorium” honored at RSA-US and featured in Dezeen

Graduating BFA student Ali Schachtschneider’s senior thesis project “Vivorium” was recently honored with multiple accolades at The Royal Society of Arts US (RSA-US) Student Design Awards, where she received the RSA Leadership Award in Textiles, the Founder’s Portfolio Award, and the Design Innovation Award after presenting her project on April 25th 2015. “Vivorium” was also published by […]

International Fabrics Association Design Challenge 2015

The Advanced Textile Products, Narrow Fabrics Institute, Fabric Graphics Association along with the Fabric Structures Association are announcing their 2015 Student Design Challenges. The 1st place winners may receive up to $1,500 cash prize and trip valued at $4,600 to IFAI Expo, October 2015 in Anaheim, CA for a team of three. This year’s challenges […]

KERING x Parsons + Empowering Imagination 4.0 finalists announced!

It is our pleasure to announce the 12 finalists for Kering +’s Empowering Imagination 4.0. Over 12 days, each finalist had a spotlight posted on See below for links to all the articles: Lucy Jones Leonid Batekhin Ethan Hon Yao Yu Emanuel Nunez Siying Qu Jon Max Goh Haoran Li Michael Yip Blair […]

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 […]

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 […]

#Design4HerEducation Design Competition

Support girls education globally and win $1000 scholarship! My Social Canvas, the NYC based company that promotes designing for a cause, has teamed up with Women1One. “Educate a girl, change the world” is the inspiration behind the graphic design competition, which asks that participants create a design for their 2015 collection. This years competition is […]

Our first Hugo Boss Competition winners!

Over the past semester Parsons and Hugo Boss held a competition for BFA Seniors and Juniors in Fashion Design. We are proud to announce our two Junior winners and four Senior winners. As part of their prize Seniors will be receiving $10,000 each and Juniors will be receiving $5,000 each. These scholarships will provide the […]