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 20, 2020 Danielle

MAFS Faculty, Christina Moon, on JCPenny filing for Bankruptcy

Listen to the conversation HERE Transcript Below SCOTT SIMON, HOST: J.C. Penney, a mainstay of the suburban mall, has filed for bankruptcy. The retailer began…

May 19, 2020 Danielle

An Inside Look at BIAS Issue 7: Fashion + Death

BIAS Issue 7: Fashion + Death Preview MA Fashion Studies Students and BIAS Co-Managing Editors, Nate Hoe and Maegan Stracy, give us an inside look…

April 14, 2020 Danielle

VIDEO VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS by MAFS Students in Fashion Curation

As a final project for the MA Fashion Studies program’s Fashion Curation course, led by Jessica Glasscock, students were asked to build a video virtual exhibition using widely…

February 18, 2020 Danielle

The American Everyday: Resistance, Revolution & Transformation symposium

The American Everyday: Resistance, Revolution & Transformation symposium, hosted by the Columbia College Chicago Fashion Studies Department, was held on Saturday February 15, 2020. American…

December 6, 2019 Danielle

Curators’ Talk: Narcissister

November 12, 2019 Danielle

Exhibition Opening November 15th – Otherworldly: Performance, Costume and Difference

Come support your fellow faculty at the Otherworldly: Performance, Costume and Difference exhibition at Parsons’s Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at 66 Fifth Avenue. This exhibition…

November 6, 2019 Danielle

Guy Debord’s Game of War: A Conversation With Emmanuel Guy

Thursday, November 14 6:00 pm Kellen Auditorium 66 5th Avenue We know Guy Debord (1931-1994) as a poet, filmmaker, artist, revolutionary theorist, editor and founder…

November 4, 2019 Danielle

Fashioning Indie: Popular Fashion, Music and Gender – A New Book by Rachel Lifter

Fashioning Indie: Popular Fashion, Music and Gender a new book by Rachel Lifter, assistant professor of Fashion Studies at Parsons was just published by Bloomsbury and is currently available…

October 30, 2019 Danielle

Fashion: Now & Then

Friday November 1 and Saturday November 2, LIM will host the Fashion: Now and Then conference. Current MAFS student, Noel Yeong-An Liao (MAFS ’20), and several MAFS alum will be presenting. FASHION: NOW & THEN…

October 16, 2019 Danielle

Fashion and Materiality: Cultural Practices in Global Context Released Oct. 17th

Fashion and Materiality: Cultural Practices in Global Context, a new book co-edited by Heike Jenss, associate professor of Fashion Studies at Parsons and Viola Hofmann, lecturer at TU Dortmund…

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