16, December 2020

Working in Fashion / Studies: MAFS Alumni and Career Panel

  Working in Fashion / Studies  MA Fashion Studies Alumni & Career Panel   In recognition of the launch of our MA Fashion Studies program ten years ago, as the first masters of arts program of its kind at Parsons School of Design in New York, we recently hosted a special zoom event in which we met with [ read more ... ]


15, December 2020

The New Literary Review and Theory of Fashion present: Francesca Granata, Experimental Fashion

Credit: Garment designed by Nina Veresova for her "-ology" collection (2017). Photographer: Nadezhda Belova The Russian edition of Prof. Francesca Granata's book Experimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival and the Grotesque Body (Bloomsbury) will be published by the New Literary Review. In occasion to its publication, Prof. [ read more ... ]


18, February 2020

The American Everyday: Resistance, Revolution & Transformation symposium

The American Everyday: Resistance, Revolution & Transformation symposium, hosted by the Columbia College Chicago Fashion Studies Department, was held on Saturday February 15, 2020. American Everyday focused on the everyday, participants were asked to think beyond the constructs of high fashion and haute couture. Building on [ read more ... ]


06, December 2019

Curators’ Talk: Narcissister


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 ... ]


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 ... ]


30, October 2019

Fashion: Now & Then

Friday November 1 and Saturday November 2, LIM will host the Fashion: Now and Then conference. Current MAFS student, Noel Yeong-An Liao (MAFS '20), and several MAFS alum will be presenting. FASHION: NOW & THEN LIM College, Maxwell Hall 216 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017 November 1 - 2, 2019 *registration [ read more ... ]


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 ... ]


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: 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 ... ]


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: This event celebrates the sonic possibilities of one of The New School’s oldest and most stunning spaces. Designed in [ read more ... ]


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 ... ]