Faculty News

12, November 2019

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 is curated by Francesca Granata, Associate Professor of Fashion Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory and Charlene K. Lau, Andrew [ read more ... ]

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06, November 2019

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 of the Situationist International avant-garde movement. But above all else, he was a strategist: poetry, cinema, theory and the avant-garde were, for Debord, means [ read more ... ]

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04, November 2019

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 for purchase. In 2005, British supermodel Kate Moss went to Glastonbury with her then-boyfriend, indie rocker Pete Doherty. Their [ read more ... ]

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16, October 2019

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 University, will be released Thursday, October 17th by Bloomsbury. The book presents chapters from international scholars, including [ read more ... ]

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08, October 2019

ADHT Dean, Rhonda Garelick, Joins Bard Graduate Center for BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation in the Gallery

BGC LATE: JAZZ & CONVERSATION IN THE GALLERY: WOMEN DESIGNERS: CHANEL, LANVIN, BOUÉ SŒURS AND JEANNE PAQUIN Bard Graduate Center Gallery 18 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024 Thursday October 10, 2019 6:00  - 8:00 pm *free, registration required Join The Bard Graduate Center for BGC Late: Jazz & Conversation [ read more ... ]

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08, October 2019

MAFS Faculty, Hazel Clark, Joins Columbia’s Panel for Kilomet109: Women, Modernity, & Sustainable Fashion in Contemporary Vietnam

Thao experimenting with natural dyes in her studio, photo, Julie Vola via kilomet109.com KILOMET109: WOMEN, MODERNITY, & SUSTAINABLE FASHION IN CONTEMPORARY VIETNAM Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute 420 West 118th Street 9th Floor, New York, NY 10027 Thursday October 10, 2019 4:30  - 8:00 pm Join [ read more ... ]

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08, October 2019

MAFS Faculty, Christina Moon on Forever 21 Bankruptcy Case

Image via WashingtonPost.com Christina Moon, Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory here at Parsons School of Design, was featured in TIME Magazine, NPR's All Things Considered and KCRW's podcast Press Play, this week giving her analysis of the recent Forever 21 bankruptcy [ read more ... ]

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25, September 2019

Playing The Auditorium – Kabir Carter

Playing The Auditorium Kabir Carter October 2, 2019, 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM The Auditorium (Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall) The New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York Register Here: https://sched.co/TsD1 This event celebrates the sonic possibilities of one of The New School’s oldest and most stunning spaces. Designed in [ read more ... ]

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18, October 2016

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 Through Fashion: A Guide to Key Theorists edited by Agnes Rocamora and Anneke Smelik. The book  “aims to help them grasp both the relevance of social and cultural [ read more ... ]

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06, September 2016

Fashion Studies Take(s) on Politics: ADHT Prof. Hazel Clark Collaborates with Alumna 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 “Fashion Studies Take(s) on Politics” in the recently published book The International Politics of Fashion: Being Fab in a Dangerous World. From the [ read more ... ]

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06, June 2016

Francesca Granata Contributes to Exhibition, Native Fashion Now

[caption id="attachment_1056" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] CAPE, DRESS, AND HEADDRESS BY ORLANDO DUGI FROM ‘DESERT HEAT’ COLLECTION / PHOTO BY UNÉK FRANCIS, COURTESY OF PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM.[/caption]Dr. Francesca Granata, director of the MA Fashion Studies and Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design History and [ read more ... ]

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29, October 2015

Newly Published Works by MAFS Professors, Students and Alumni

Heike Jenss  Fashioning Memory: Vintage Style and Youth Culture Bloomsbury [caption id="attachment_987" align="alignnone" width="366"] Image courtesy of Bloomsbury[/caption] We’re proud to congratulate Heike Jenss on her newest published research. Jenss is an Assistant Professor in the MAFS program with a focus on fashion [ read more ... ]

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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 Tonchi.credit: 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 ... ]

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10, March 2013

A Panel on Fashion Criticism featuring Stefano Tonchi, Robin Givhan, and Guy Trebay

As part of the Fashion Cultures course, which is comprised of MFA Fashion and Society and MA Fashion Studies students, there will be a panel on fashion criticism this coming Tuesday March 12th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. Moderated by Assistant Professor of [ read more ... ]

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06, March 2013

Just Fashion: Critical Cases on Social Justice in Fashion

For the Fall 2012 semester, a group of MA Fashion Studies students had the opportunity to take a class taught by Otto Von Busch, Assistant Professor of Integrated Design in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons, which focused on fashion's ties to social justice.  In his description of the course, Otto Von Busch wrote, "This [ read more ... ]