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 ... ]

Student News

16, August 2013

MAFS Class of 2013 on Graduation Day

With the Fall Semester right around the corner and the incoming MAFS students beginning an exciting Orientation Week on Monday, the MAFS program would like to congratulate the MAFS class of 2013! [caption id="attachment_638" align="alignnone" width="896"] MAFS Class of 2013 with MAFS [ read more ... ]

Student News

23, July 2013

Vanessa Rosales ’14: A Trailblazer in Fashion Criticism

[caption id="attachment_623" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Vanessa Rosales '14[/caption] Originally published in Caras, Columbia in October 2012, Vanessa Rosales, MA Fashion Studies class of 2014, is featured for her courage, strength, and ability to push the boundaries of fashion journalism.  Fashion is more than a material [ read more ... ]

Student News

06, July 2013

BIAS: The Journal of Dress Practice Is Now Online

As the spring semester came to a close, MA Fashion Studies program gathered to celebrate the end of yet another productive academic year as well as to support the efforts of the Dress Practice Collective.  We toasted the launch of the Dress Practice Collective's journal, BIAS.  Their debut issue of BIAS, which examines the [ read more ... ]

Student News

03, June 2013

Lauren Downing Peters: An Alumna’s Reflects on the MA Fashion Studies Program

[caption id="attachment_562" align="alignnone" width="1307"] MA Fashion Studies alumni. From left: Lauren Downing Peters '12, Anya Kurennaya '12, Rachel Francois '12, and Nami Kim '12[/caption] Graduating with the first inaugural MA Fashion Studies class in May 2012, alumna Lauren Downing Peters shares her personal tale of life [ read more ... ]

Student News

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 ... ]

Student News

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 ... ]

Student News

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 ... ]

Student 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 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 ... ]

Student News

17, April 2013

Noted Event: “An Evening with Stephen Burrows,” in conversation with Kim Jenkins (MAFS ’13)

[caption id="attachment_497" align="alignnone" width="1050"] credit: The Museum of the City of New York[/caption] MA Fashion Studies' own Kim Jenkins MAFS '13 will be in conversation with influential designer Stephen Burrows about the exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced. The Museum of the City of New York describes the [ read more ... ]

Student News

04, April 2013

Nicole Rivas MAFS ’14 Interviews Patricia Mears, Deputy Director for The Museum at FIT

[caption id="attachment_457" align="alignnone" width="570"] MFIT Ivy Style Exhibition Fall 2012, credit: LIVELY[/caption] This past December, Nicole Rivas MAFS '14 had the opportunity to interview Patricia Mears, Deputy Director for the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology for LIVELY magazine.  LIVELY describes itself as "a [ read more ... ]

Student News

27, March 2013

Parsons Dress Practice Collective: Call for Submissions on “Fashion and Healing”

[caption id="attachment_444" align="alignnone" width="810"] credit:[/caption] The newly founded Parsons' Dress Practice Collective is currently putting together a print journal based on the theme of "Fashion and Healing."  The editors Alessandro Esculapio MAFS '14, Sara Idavacage MAFS '14, and Laura Peach MAFS [ read more ... ]

Student News

18, March 2013

Kim Jenkins Named One of “New York’s Most Savvy Women” in ELSA

[caption id="attachment_414" align="alignnone" width="300"] credit: ELSA AND ME[/caption] Established in 2009, ELSA AND ME is the brainchild of Swedish born Brooklyn-based designer, Maja Svensson.  Inspired by her grandmother Elsa, Svensson designed the ELSA dress to embody elegance and simplicity for all occasions.  Handmade in [ read more ... ]

Student 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 ... ]

Student News

19, February 2013

Kim Jenkins MAFS ’13, Speaking at Upcoming Fashion Talk

“An Evening with Barbara Tfank” Tuesday, February 19 8pm-11pm No. 8 Cafe 357 W. 16th St NY, NY MA Fashion Studies student, Kimberly Jenkins, will be speaking tonight at “An Evening with Barbara Tfank”. This event is presented by the new arts-based social group The Committee. Kimberly will be in conversation with [ read more ... ]