Parsons 2017 Fashion Benefit

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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. […]


Mission and Background: The mission of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) is to generate an active dialogue on the role of innovative art and design in responding to our contemporary world. Its critical curatorial agenda, provoked by current environmental and social challenges, reflects and advances creative research and pedagogic practices. The exhibition and […]


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 […]

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 […]

15% at Fashion Interactions

If you haven’t seen the factory in the window of 66 Fifth Avenue yet, you have until Tuesday December 10 to see Janelle Abbott, a BFA Fashion Design graduate and Designer of the Year finalist from 2012, perform in 15%, which I co-created with Salla Salin. The performative installation explores the fashion system and our […]

Sustainable Fashion Featuring: Stella McCartney

Written by:  Kyera Giannini Edited by: Stephanie Farrell An Uncompromising Commitment to Eliminating a Brand’s Environmental Footprint With consumers vocally (and monetarily) supporting phrases like “green is the new black”, fashion designers have been scrambling to get their foot in the sustainable door.  Products made of organic cotton, sunglasses crafted from wood and tee-shirts spun […]

Student wins Windgate Fellowship

Madeleine Provost, has won a coveted spot as one of the 2013 Windgate Fellows.  The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design hosted the selection panel this year.  The selection process presents a rare opportunity to survey the best and brightest emerging makers in the field of craft. Windgate is honored to continue the important legacy […]

Alternative Fashion Systems by Kate Fletcher

On Thursday October 11 Dr Kate Fletcher, Reader in Sustainable Fashion at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion delivered the lecture Alternative Fashion Systems as part of the Stephan Weiss Memorial Lecture series. The series was introduced by Alison Mears, Dean of the School of Design Strategies, and Kate was introduced by […]

Kate Fletcher lecture

October 11th, 6pm: Kate Fletcher “Alternative Fashion Systems” Fashion Auditorium, 560 Seventh Avenue, 2nd floor This lecture is part of the Stephan Weiss Lecture Series Kate Fletcher explores alternative fashion systems that value a broader range of fashion activity than is currently recognized, drawing upon examples of the ”craft of use” in her project Local […]

Project Linus: Past and Present

Project Linus is an organization that provides hand made blankets for children in need. This includes children who have illnesses, experienced trauma, or been abused. As an organization, their goal is to provide security to these children through the protection, warmth, and comfort of a blanket. The club, Fashion & Mentoring, got together in May […]