Student News

10, May 2016

Book Review: The History of Modern Fashion

[caption id="attachment_1046" align="alignnone" width="200"] MAFS student Caroline Mccauley[/caption] Historical studies are often justified by the somewhat trite saying of you have to understand the past to know the present. Although, how connected is the present to the past? Is there a linear narrative between the past and the [ read more ... ]

Student News

03, December 2015

MAFS Alum Launches New Sustainable Denim Brand

The season of giving is here, and many of us are taking to the usual stores to buy gifts for our loved ones. But, as this past week has proved, there are so many alternate routes to shop other than major department stores on Black Friday; for example Small Business Saturday and Giving Tuesday. Case in point: A newly launched denim brand [ read more ... ]

Student News

03, December 2015

Call for Papers

Looking to share your research via a journal or presentation? Check out these call for papers all with upcoming deadlines!   Showing Off Design and Ostentation Deadline: Contact organizer Required materials: proposal,  two-page abstract, one-page bibliography and a c.v. Contact Person: Ethan Robey, [ read more ... ]

Student 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 ... ]

Student News

13, July 2015

Beyond The Seams: MAFS Alumnae and Founders of Fashion Studies Journal Host Fashion Dinner

By now, it might just seem like we're bragging, but we just can't get enough of the amazing news that floods our inboxes and newsfeeds of the great works our current students and alumnae are producing. This week, we were more than ecstatic to hear that a handful of our alumnae are reviving Fashion Studies Journal (FSJ), which they [ read more ... ]

Student News

17, June 2015

Beyond the Seams: E.P. Cutler On Her Forthcoming Book ‘Art + Fashion’

    When asked when she graduated from Parsons' MAFS program, E.P. Cutler doesn't just simply give the date. Instead, she adds to her 2012 commemoration a phrase that perfectly summarizes the mission of the program: the vanguard class. While she is quite literally an alumna of the very first MAFS class, she [ read more ... ]

Student News

20, May 2015

Student Hosts Fashion Panel on the African Diaspora

On May 2, our student Rikki Byrd held a fashion panel on campus titled, Identity, Innovation, Influence: Navigating New Narratives in African Diaspora Fashion. Rikki, along with two undergraduate students in Parsons' design program, worked diligently to create a program that would foster constructive conversations surrounding the use [ read more ... ]

Student News

28, April 2015

The New Issue of “Bias” Is Here!

  This past Saturday, Bias launched its newest issue "Fashion and Surveillance" complete with amazing scholarly work and art from some of our students right here in MAFS and beyond. The editors of the third issue, Laura Sagadore and Stephanie Herold, challenged its contributors to "consider the ways fashion and surveillance [ read more ... ]

Student News

06, April 2015

Beyond the Seams: First-Year MAFS Student Publishes Book, ‘El bravo Tuky’

Only in his second semester as a first-year student in our MAFS program, Juan Pedro Camara is already making strides with his research outside of our program, and we couldn't be more proud. Last month, he published his first book, El Bravo Tuky (Tuky the Brave)," an incredible investigative project he undertook during his [ read more ... ]

Student News

12, November 2014

Beyond the Seams: MAFS Student Catherine Smith Launches Own e-Commerce Website

  Beyond the Seams is a monthly feature on the MAFS blog that highlights students’ careers, projects and more outside of the program.  Catherine Smith is a fashion stylist and writer who began her career in fashion publishing as the intern to Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief of W Magazine. She studied Political Science [ read more ... ]

Student News

22, September 2014

YOU HAVE TO CHECK OUT THESE BLOGS BY OUR STUDENTS

Aside from long classes and readings that seem like they never end, students in our MAFS program spend time outside of school documenting their experiences through fashion on their coveted blogs. From entrepreneurial styling websites to short snippets of their perspectives on the industry, our students' blogs offer a sweet escape (and [ read more ... ]

Student News

15, September 2014

Our Students Head to New York Fashion Week

Although it is not a requirement, some of our students felt it very necessary to hit the tents at New York Fashion Week. While some where able to go to a couple of shows (and even sit front row!), others found it equally pleasing to go people watching. Check out shots of Leren, Veronica, Tansy, Michelle and Adelle from this season's [ read more ... ]

Student News

15, September 2014

7 of Our MAFS Students Share Their Love for New York, Parsons and More

On August 18, 35 new students by way of Canada, South Africa, and a lot of places in between, entered Parsons as first-year graduate students in Fashion Studies. They are among the 70 incoming graduate students who make up the School of Art and Design History and Theory. Each student brings with them diverse backgrounds in fashion, [ read more ... ]

Student News

28, October 2013

Second Year Student Writes Exhibition Review for Catwalk Journal

It is always exciting to see Fashion Studies students hone their skills in the field. Second Year Student Vanessa Rosales wrote a review on the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity which ran from February 26 to May 27 2013. Click here to read the review as it appeared [ read more ... ]

Student News

23, August 2013

Parsons MA Fashion Studies Class of 2013 Thesis Abstracts

We have complied the MAFS Class of 2013's thesis abstracts in an effort to highlight the diverse and limitless possibilities in the growing field of Fashion Studies. GISELA AGUILAR Veronica Gisela Aguilar graduated with honors from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2007 where she studied Graphic Design and minored in [ read more ... ]