Fashion Studies MA

In this groundbreaking MA program, students engage with the evolving field of fashion studies. Using an interdisciplinary approach, they explore fashion as object, image, text, practice, theory, and concept and develop a critical understanding of fashion and its complex global intersections with identities, histories, and cultures in the contemporary world.

May 26, 2017 daren

Announcing BIAS Issue 5: Fashion + Celebration

The MA Fashion Studies program is pleased to announce Issue 5 of BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice, titled “Fashion + Celebration.” Editors Alani Gaunt and…

April 4, 2017 daren

Francesca Granata of MA Fashion Studies Schedules April Talks for New Title

Francesca Granata will be giving two lectures about her book, Experimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival, and the Grotesque Body in April 2017. She will be…

February 21, 2017 daren

Experimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival, and the Grotesque Body by Francesca Granata

  Experimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival, and the Grotesque Body  by Francesca Granata is now available (IB Tauris, 2017) Please save the date for the Book…

February 8, 2017 daren

Faculty Spotlight: Jessica Glasscock of MA Fashion Studies

Part-time lecturer Jessica Glasscock is currently leading a course on Fashion Curation in the MA Fashion Studies program and works as a Research Associate at…

December 19, 2016 daren

Joelle Firzli, MA FS ’16: The Old & New, Eccentric & Classic, Familiar & Strange

Parsons ADHT’s Casey Haymes sits down with MA Fashion Studies alumna, Joelle Firzli, to chat about what she’s gotten up to after graduating earlier this…

December 17, 2016 daren

Catherine Smith, MA FS ‘16, Featured in Harper’s Bazaar

MA Fashion Studies class of 2016 alumna Catherine Smith was recently featured in a Harper’s Bazaar magazine, in an extensive article spotlighting her digital creation Plan de…

October 18, 2016 daren

MA FS Director Francesca Granata Publishes Essay “Mikhail Bakhtin: Fashioning the Grotesque Body”

Francesca Granata, Director of the MA Fashion Studies and Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design History and Theory published an essay in Thinking…

September 6, 2016 daren

Fashion Studies Take(s) on Politics: ADHT Prof. Hazel Clark collaborates with MA FS Alum Molly Rottman

Molly Rottman, MA Fashion Studies ’13 and current Assistant Director of Academic Communications at Parsons School of Design, co-authored with Professor Hazel Clark chapter 9…

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