Parsons 2017 Fashion Benefit

Previous: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

MFA Fashion Design and Society


Cuarderno 2016: Emerging Processes in Design Practice and Design Education COMMODITY (noun) Something that is bought and sold Something or someone that is useful or valued One that is subject to ready exchange or exploitation within a market VALUE (noun) The amount of money that something is worth; the price or cost of something Something […]

Parsons Festival 2015 Happening Now Until May 22

The Parsons Festival is an annual series of art and design events in which cutting-edge student work is presented to the Parsons community and the public. It is currently on view, and running until May 22. Click here for more information and a complete schedule of events. We hope to see you there!

Spring Fashion Exhibits in NYC

Now that the weather is getting warmer and the semester is coming to and end, it’s time to start exploring the city! For the SoF students interested in learning about fashion outside of the classroom, here are two exhibits worth checking out this spring: China: Through the Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art […]

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

The event is open to the public. Please RSVP online:  

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 […]


Parsons Symposium on Fashion + Politics

“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 […]

Melitta Baumeister

Melitta Baumeister, Age 27 (Germany) My approach to design simultaneously asks questions and tries to offer answers to them. In a world that tends toward ever-newer technological methods to create three-dimensional objects, imagining alternatives to traditional garment construction becomes more than a simple inquiry into established ideas of clothing.  It opens up new possibilities to […]