Meet Camille Z. Camille is about to graduate from the Fashion Marketing program, and has uniquely studied both online when she lived in Austin, Texas and now on campus after moving closer to NYC, in the Fall of 2012. Meet Jon M. Jon lives in Boston, Massachusetts and gave up his former career, to pursue [...]
What better way to learn about fashion merchandising and design, than from the masters in Italy. This past summer, Parsons School of Fashion and Design & Management students enrolled in James Mendolia’s “Fashion Merchandising: Italy” course, and spent two weeks learning through online and onsite lectures, experience and hands-on activities. Through organized excursions throughout Florence, [...]
Bonjour! Haven’t made your plans for Summer 2012 yet? Why not take a 2-week intensive Fashion Industry Now: Paris course. The course is open to both degree and non-degree seeking students. Anyone interested in getting to know the city of Paris as a fashion insider, will want to check out this exciting course. COURSE DESCRIPTION: [...]
This course enables fashion students the opportunity to work together in an environment that simulates the daily activities of a designer and merchandiser within a fashion company. Through weekly hands-on exercises, i.e. color forecasting, trend spotting and editing, students work to produce a collection for the up-coming season.
New York City is known as the fashion capital of the world. The retailers of Madison Avenue, SOHO, Harlem, and NOLITA, as well as people watching on the streets of NYC are a merchandiser’s greatest trend resource. This course focuses on fashion forecasting, competitive retail analysis and trend forecasting. Through lectures and weekly field assignments, [...]
A comprehensive survey of woven and knitted fabrics used in apparel. Students will learn to identify fibers, yarns and fabrics evaluating their performance. This course will reveal historical and contemporary design and production techniques, sources and trend. Pattern, whether printed, painted, dyed or woven will be investigated as inspiration for the designer.