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An interview with the Fashion & Diversity Series organizers: Rikki Byrd, Carly-Ann Fergus, and Jasmine Young

“Fashion and Race,” a panel discussion on “new narratives of blackness in fashion” will be held this Friday, February 12 at The University Center (UL105)….

November 23, 2015 adht

Ekaterina Kulikova of Fashion Studies: Recipient of The Parsons Design Fellowship

Ekaterina Kulikova is a multidisciplinary designer working in the exciting space between design and research. Her work focuses on natural materials, emerging technologies, material research,…

April 17, 2015 adht

James Laslavic of Design Studies Spends Semester at NASA Ames Research Center

James Laslavic is a second-year student in the MA Design Studies program. He is currently working on his thesis, Conditions of Design: Outer Space and…

April 15, 2015 adht

Erika Butler, A Modern Champion and Critic of Fashion

Erika Butler is a writer, personal stylist, public speaker, and style blogger at “The Fashionesta: Merging Fashion, Style, History, & Culture.” Currently a second-year student in…

June 6, 2014 adht

Susana Aguirre on the Fashion Landscape of Peru

Susana Aguirre is a writer and researcher, most interested in exploring the fashion landscape in her home country of Peru. She holds a BA from…

April 2, 2014 adht

Student Spotlight: Maleyne M. Syracuse

Maleyne M. Syracuse is a candidate for a Masters Degree in the History of Decorative Arts at the Cooper Hewitt Museum/Parsons New School for Design….

January 31, 2014 adht

Student Spotlight: Rebecca Crawford

Rebecca Crawford grew up in Sydney, Australia. After graduating from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2010, she decided to move…

December 9, 2013 adht

Student Spotlight: Gigi Polo

   Dominican designer Gigi Polo is a Parsons graduate from the Communication Design Department. She launched her studio—Myellow Boots—in 2005, offering services to small and…

November 14, 2013 adht

Spotlight on Erika Butler

Erika Butler is a fashion stylist and style blogger at The Fashionesta ( In May 2013, she received her B.A. in History and Literature from…

October 10, 2013 adht

Spotlight On Emily Long

Sancy and Regent is the brainchild of two sisters, Emily and Katy. Emily Long is currently studying for a Masters in the History of Decorative…

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