03, May 2019

2019 ADHT Graduate Student Symposium

At Parsons, we celebrate curiosity and critical thinking. Every path taken broadens our perspectives. Welcome to The 2019 Parsons Festival ADHT Graduate Symposium Nexus: An Intersection of Ideas. Graduate students from the School of Art and Design History and Theory including Fashion Studies, Design Studies, and History of Design [ read more ... ]


03, December 2018

Fighting for Visibility in Fashion from the Lecture Hall

(Photo attributed to Sarah Rocco for The New School) For too long, fashion has been living in its own post-racial bubble. When countless models of color were turned away because the brands already “had a black/Asian girl” in their shows, the systematic inequality within the fashion industry appeared amid the dream and fantasy in [ read more ... ]


07, November 2018

Fashion Installation: Body, Performance, Scene, Show, and Air

Fashion Installation: Body, Performance, Scene, Show, and Air Wednesday, November 14th 6pm U L105 63 5th Avenue Drawing on the soon-to-be published book, Fashion Installation: Body, Space and Performance (written with Vicki Karaminas), Adam Geczy examines the scenic, the staged and the specular since the beginnings of haute [ 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 ... ]


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 ... ]


11, December 2014

Check Out Photos from Our Very Merry Holiday Party

Our students are in the last leg of their semester, writing amazing papers, designing runway-worthy garments and researching some of the most trailblazing topics in fashion. Although they enjoy themselves, we find it best to give them a chance to breathe and celebrate a semester of hard work. Our annual holiday party was just that, [ read more ... ]


13, October 2014

4 Fun Facts from Teri Agin’s Talk with Fern Mallis

Loading Prominent fashion journalist #TeriAgins signing my copy of "Hijacking the Runway." She also chose to answer my question during her talk! #geekingout #theendoffashion #92Y #wallstreetjournal View on Instagram   by Adelle McElveen This post originally appeared on, a fashion blog [ read more ... ]


22, September 2014


[caption id="attachment_793" align="aligncenter" width="339"] Courtesy of Parsons' ADHT[/caption] Last week kicked off Pratt Institute's Department of Fashion's third annual "Fashion Talks," hosted by MAFS alumnae Kim Jenkins. And, if you think you're going to just hear about fashion week and blogging, think again. The series [ read more ... ]


07, January 2014

Program Holiday Party and Presentations

At the end of the semester the students and professors came together for a holiday party and an exhibition of the work done by first and second year students in the Fashion Practices class. The class was taught by Pascale Gatzen. [caption id="attachment_749" align="alignnone" width="3872"] Eda's bee pins, a conversation [ read more ... ]


08, July 2013

Vintage Fashion: To Have, to Hold, or to Wear?

"The glamour of wearing a recognizable garment, or to preserve an iconic design for prosperity's sake; which would you choose?" The Museum of the City of New York  will address the tension surrounding significant fashion garments this Thursday July 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm.  The museum is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd [ read more ... ]


15, May 2013

Launch Party for BIAS: the Journal of Dress Practice

Dress Practice Collective invites you to the launch of BIAS, the Journal of Dress Practice. The inaugural issue includes essays, fiction, illustrations, and interviews that explore the subject of "Fashion & Healing." Date, Time, & Location: Thursday, May 16th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The New School, Room 100 at 65 West 11th [ read more ... ]


10, May 2013

ADHT Graduate Symposium: Uncovering Realities, Cracking Facades

As part of the Parsons 2013 Festival, the School of Art and Design History and Theory (ADHT), which includes MA Fashion Studies, MA Design Studies, and MA History of Decorative Arts and Design, will be holding a two-day symposium: Thursday, May 16, 10:30 am–4:00 pm Reception follows on May 16, 4:00–6:00 pm Friday, May 17, [ read more ... ]


02, May 2013

Roundtable on Fashion Design Practice and Research in Latin America

FASHION DESIGN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN LATIN AMERICA is a series of events that aim to explore diverse Latin American Fashion Design systems while promoting the formation of a network of scholars, researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs interested in the advanced study of this emerging field throughout the region. The first [ read more ... ]


23, April 2013

Gisela Aguilar MAFS ’13 Reviews Recent Fashion Criticism Panel Event

[caption id="attachment_515" align="alignnone" width="525"] From left: Francesca Granata, Robin Givhan, Guy Trebay, and Stefano Fashion Projects[/caption] Originally featured on the Fashion Projects website, Gisela Aguilar MAFS '13 reviews the Panel on Fashion Criticism that took place March 12, 2013 at Parsons [ read more ... ]