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Parsons 2013 Fashion Benefit

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Sarah Schachtschneider’s Bioart at Genspace

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by Sarah Schachtschneider Genspace, the interdisciplinary community biotechnology laboratory in a Brooklyn, accepted a proposal by Parsons student Sarah Schachtschneider for a thesis project related to bioart. Genspace is the first community lab of its kind. Schachtschneider will begin work–some of which is featured below–this fall. I am very passionate about sustainability and believe in […]

7/19: NYC Fashion Career Week Events

NEW YORK CITY FASHION CAREER WEEK | SATURDAY, JULY 19  _____________________________________________________ HOW I GOT STARTED PANEL 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street [register] Everyone starts somewhere. Learn how four accomplished industry insiders—in careers spanning marketing, merchandising and retail—gained experience and landed their first jobs in fashion. Introduction: Dean Stadel Moderator: […]

7/21 NY Fashion Career Week Schedule

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NEW YORK CITY FASHION CAREER WEEK | MONDAY, JULY 21 FASHION ENTREPRENEUR PANEL 9:30 am – 10:45 am The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street [register] Ever contemplated starting your own brand? Some of NYC’s top up-and-coming fashion entrepreneurs will fill you in on how they started their brands, the challenges they faced and the opportunities that exist […]

Stylesight+Parsons: Prints and Graphics Competition


By: Maura Jurgrau, Assistant Professor.  Coordinator, Visual Communications – Digital Design Parsons is pleased to announce our spring Stylesight + Parsons: Prints and Graphics Competition. Students from Fashion Digital Photoshop and Textile Exploration courses participated along with those from Digital: Surface Exploration.              

Creative Space Beirut & the Start from Sketch Competition


The Creative Space Beirut students took part in a national competition sponsored by Persil titled ‘Start From Sketch’ which included students from four other fashion design schools in Lebanon; CAMM, AUST, NDU and the Academy of Fashion. The participants used recycled clothing to design and execute an outfit inspired by the theme ‘Heal the World’.  […]

Let’s Kill Fashion! Panel Discussion


Donna Karan in conversation with Simon Collins

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by Sarah Lee Shan Yun Donna Karan, noted as one of Parsons’ most notable alumni, joined the school back in 1966. It is no surprise then that she paid the college a visit this Thursday to provide students with invaluable mentorship and advice. Not only did she take the time to speak at an auditorium, she […]

Diane von Furstenberg at Parsons

Student editorial board – It’s a Wrap Diane von Furstenberg in Conversation with Professor Hazel Clark

by Sarah Lee The legendary Diane von Furstenberg paid a visit to Parsons the New School for Design this Monday for a conversation with Professor Hazel Clark. Known for her iconic wrap dress, Diane gave students and visitors a deep insight into the origins of the garment and how she got her start in the […]

At the Met: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”


by Anna Horton Currently held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Costume Institute displays works of the extraordinary designer, Charles James. The exhibit is open to the public and runs through August 10th. Going to the exhibit is an eye-opener and inspiring in every way for designers, scholars, or any form of fashion enthusiast. […]

Charles James: Gowns and Glamour: A Fashionable Fete

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The College Group at the Met invites you to an evening celebrating the opening of The Costume Institute exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion and the new Anna Wintour Costume Center. 8:00–10:00 p.m. Viewing, reception and workshop with P.S. – I made this… Submissions by the finalists of our fashion design contest will be on display. The contest winner and […]