Faculty News

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 ... ]

Faculty News

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 ... ]

Faculty News

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 ... ]

Faculty News

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 ... ]

Faculty News

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 ... ]

Faculty News

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 ... ]

Faculty News

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 ... ]

Faculty News

24, January 2013

FEMALE, FASHIONABLE, NEW YORK

Tonight from 7 pm - 9:30 pm at the Museum of Chinese in America, Director of Parsons' MA Fashion Studies program, Christina Moon, will be moderating a lecture discussing the fashion industry. The lecture, Female, Fashionable, New York, features Mary Ping (Slow and Steady Wins the Race), Jade Lai (Creatures of Comfort), and Cynthia [ read more ... ]

Faculty News

22, January 2013

First Lady Fashion: The Power of Dress

[caption id="attachment_202" align="alignnone" width="322"] credit: Joe Raedle/Getty[/caption] Last night for Barak Obama's second inauguration as Jennifer Hudson sang the classic Al Green song, "Let's Stay Together," Michelle Obama's final dress choice was revealed.  The First Lady wore a stunning, brilliant red gown by Parsons alum [ read more ... ]