21, August 2018

Announcing the 2018 Design History Society Conference: Design and Displacement, September 6-8, 2018

Design and Displacement, the 2018 Design History Society Annual Conference, will take place at Parsons Parsons School of Design September 6th-8th, 2018. The conference examines displacement and attendant issues from a design perspective. In addition to the current displacement of people and populations, sessions will consider the [ read more ... ]

10, April 2018

Parsons Festival 2018: Art and Design History and Theory Graduate Student Symposium

Thursday, May 3 1000 am - 5:00 pm Friday, May 4 10:00 am - 5:00 pm The Bark Room, Room M104 Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 2 West 13th Street New York, NY 1001 The School of Art and Design History and Theory will sponsor a graduate student symposium as a part of the 2018 Parsons Festival. Planned by HDCS, MAFS, MADS [ read more ... ]

26, March 2018

BIAS Issue Six: Fashion and Time

BIAS 6: Fashion + Time   Fashion’s premise is being ahead of time; fashion weeks dictate what we will wear in six months. Fashion is synchronous with modernity; we yearn to be fashion forward. In recent years, however, the linear relationship between fashion and time has become more circuitous and contested. As Aurelie [ read more ... ]

25, January 2018

Unruly Design: Making, Changing and Breaking Rules

UNRULY DESIGN: MAKING, CHANGING AND BREAKING RULES A colloquium in Design Studies, Fashion Studies, History of Design & Curatorial Studies Friday, March 2, 2018 5:30-7:00pm Opening conversation with Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Design and Architecture, MoMA, and Jamer Hunt, Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary [ read more ... ]

08, January 2018

First-Hand Experience from Fashion Press at Parsons’s MA Fashion Studies

By Jeniffer Varela Diversity is the name of the game when it comes to Fashion Studies at Parsons. Students from different parts of the globe and different backgrounds have access to elective classes to nurture the path they are taking with their careers. Among the options for students is the graduate seminar on Fashion Criticism, [ read more ... ]

20, December 2017

MA Fashion Studies Alumni Panel: Beyond the Academy

On Thursday December 14th alumni from the MA Fashion Studies came back to campus to share their experiences in a panel titled “Beyond the Academy,” which was organized by MAFS Director, Francesca Granata. The alumni discussed their current work and how it was informed by their study in the program. Eliza Dillard MAFS 2015 [ read more ... ]

02, November 2017

Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image

STRAIGHT/CURVE: Redefining Body Image Monday, November 6th, 2017 Doors Open: 6:30pm Kellen Auditorium Ninety percent of women and young girls say they do not feel represented in the fashion industry or in media, and that the imagery they consume on a daily basis makes them feel “disgusting” and “less than”. The [ read more ... ]

10, October 2017

Join Parsons Alumni Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler for a talk at the Met

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, founders and designers of Proenza Schouler join journalist Alina Cho for a fast-paced, insightful talk about fashion at the intersection of art and ideas. Pioneers of style and craft since they launched their brand 15 years ago, the fathers of the perennial “It Bag” known as PS1 will chat [ read more ... ]

15, September 2017


Win a Geraldine Stutz Annual Research Award for your original contribution that will extend existing knowledge of New York fashion and its history, c1890-2010. Outstanding research recognition awards in the name of the late Geraldine Stutz will be made to two prize winners: for an original written research paper or an original [ read more ... ]