Parsons 2017 Fashion Benefit

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Fashion Studies Research Methods: Symposium and Book Launch

This special event brings together the contributors to the new book Fashion Studies: Research Methods, Sites and Practices (ed. Heike Jenss, Bloomsbury 2016). This new anthology provides rich and nuanced perspectives on the use and combinations of methodological approaches to explore fashion in a wide range of contexts: from everyday fashion to experimental fashion design, from […]

Fashion Faculty, Greg Climer, Artist in Residence at Museum of Art and Design

Greg Climer, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, is working as an artist in residence at the Museum of Art and Design. Every Saturday till the end of May, 10am-5pm, he will be in the studios creating a short animated film. He is quilting each frame of the animation. Its a companion piece to his knitted […]

Economist Richard Wolff Speaks on “The True Cost”, Lecture Open To All

Economist Richard Wolff will engage with students and Professor Andrea Katz on the economic and human impact of fashion manufacturing, and will speak on the importance of Americans to re-examine our economic system. Wolff appears in the documentary The True Cost. This event will take place Tuesday March 1, at 4pm in the University Center, room UL105. […]

Dress and Emotion: A Conversation

Please join Fiona Dieffenbacher, Asst. Professor of Fashion, Parsons School of Design, for a moderated conversation about Dress, Identity and Emotion. Panelists include Patrick Hughes (Part-time Assoc. professor, Fashion & Style historian), Ronnie Raymond (Advocate for the Disabled), Roemello Velez and Deannelys Corcino (students from the High School for Fashion Industries). This event will take […]

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 […]

PAFM 1500 Fashion Merchandising: Italy Information Session Dates

This summer Parsons School of Design will offer a three-credit study abroad elective course; PAFM 1500 Fashion Merchandising: Italy taught by James Mendolia, School of Fashion, full-time faculty. This course is open to matriculated degree candidates. James will host information sessions on campus as follows: INFORMATION SESSION DATES: Tuesday, February 9th  2:50-3:50PM in the University Center, […]

February Student: Ben Peleg

Get to know our Februrary 2016 Student of the Month, Ben Peleg! What is your name, or any nicknames you go by? Ben Peleg Where are you from? Tel-Aviv, Israel What brought you to Parsons? A few years back, I decided to leave my career path in the world of technology (then the Israeli intelligence […]

Call For Papers: Into the Arts

Diversity, Inclusivity and Equality through Education First Widening Participation in Arts Education Conference is Friday, 15th July 2016, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK. Does society still believe in the value of Art, Design and the creative industries? Is Art and Design seen as exclusive, concerned only with Galleries and the ‘isms’ – or does it […]

Dress & Emotion: The Exhibition

Dress & Emotion: The Exhibition showcases the cumulative results of a three-year long research project that seeks to explore the emotional and sensory act of dressing. The images and objects on display aim to depict themes of body image, identity/self-curation, representation and the messaging of dress. The opening reception will take place Thursday, February 11, […]

ARSUTORIA Footwear Scholarship—Open to Senior BFA Students

A great opportunity for Senior BFA students interested in shoe design! This scholarship will afford one Senior candidate the opportunity to attend a 13-week shoe pattern making and prototyping course in Milan (Italy), at the prestigious ARSUTORIA School. The scholarship covers full tuition and is valued at $11,700 USD in addition to lodging accommodations in […]