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.

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…

August 18, 2016 daren

MA Fashion Studies Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Mcvicker

Michelle Mcvicker of the MA Fashion Studies program has been enjoying her time working as the Collections Management Assistant in The Costume Institute at The…

June 6, 2016 daren

Francesca Granata Contributes to Exhibition, Native Fashion Now

Dr. Francesca Granata, director of the MA Fashion Studies and Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design History and Theory, has contributed as…

February 12, 2016 Admin

Porous Boundaries: Art and Essays

ADHT Professor Margot Bouman recently contributed an article to Porous Boundaries: Art and Essays, an anthology dedicated to the career of the notable feminist scholar…

February 10, 2016 Admin

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)….

February 2, 2016 Admin

BIAS announces its call for submissions for Issue 4: Fashion + Violence, and revisits Issue 3: Fashion + Surveillance

With less than a week before BIAS’ submission deadline for Issue 4: Fashion + Violence, I want to take a moment to revisit Issue 3: Fashion…

January 28, 2016 Admin

Fashion Studies: Research Methods, Sites and Practices

The new book Fashion Studies: Research Methods, Sites and Practices, edited by Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies Heike Jenss, was published today by Bloomsbury Academics….

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