• Sustainability, Identity and Social Change Are Key Themes in Parsons Graduation Collections

    8 days ago - By WWD

    More than 300 students from Parsons School of Design's AAS Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing and BFA Fashion Design programs are exhibiting their graduation collections during a three-day festival that runs May 16 through May 18. For the first time, the exhibition is open to the public.
    Spread over three floors of The New School's University Center, the collections are curated by topical themes, such as Materiality, having to do with textile innovation, Social Justice, Systems and Society, as well as designs having to do with sleep, and a whole lot of gender and race identity. There was...
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  • In Pictures: Parsons Festival celebrates student thesis collections

    In Pictures: Parsons Festival celebrates student thesis collections

    8 days ago - By Fashion United

    Parsons Festival is a 3-day annual event open to the public which showcases the graduating fashion students--all 500 of them this year, their work curated by theme over 3 floors of the school. Portfolios sit next to samples of textile development or custom made shoes, jewelry, sunglasses, handbags. The sheer magnitude of the student creativity on display is daunting. Garments hang from the rafters and graphic posters documenting society's pressing issues of our time, which students regularly seek to address in their thesis collections, swing from walls and even lie across the floor. The...
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  • Parsons Festival Showcases Fashion Graduates 2018

    Parsons Festival Showcases Fashion Graduates 2018

    8 days ago - By Fashion United

    Parsons Festival 2018 is a 3-day exhibition unveiling nearly 500 student designers and occupying 3 floors of the school. The work has been curated by theme through 20 rooms and provides a preview of some of the collections which will be shown at the annual star-studded benefit next Monday with honorees in attendance, Solange Knowles, Marci Bizzarri, CEO of Gucci, and
    José Neves, CEO of Farfetch.
    These young designers are hyper-aware of the ever-evolving nature of the industry they're about to enter, and many are addressing the tumult head on as they develop not only their individual...
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