08, January 2018

First-Hand Experience from Fashion Press at Parsons’s MA Fashion Studies

By Jeniffer Varela Diversity is the name of the game when it comes to Fashion Studies at Parsons. Students from different parts of the globe and different backgrounds have access to elective classes to nurture the path they are taking with their careers. Among the options for students is the graduate seminar on Fashion Criticism, [ read more ... ]

20, December 2017

MA Fashion Studies Alumni Panel: Beyond the Academy

On Thursday December 14th alumni from the MA Fashion Studies came back to campus to share their experiences in a panel titled “Beyond the Academy,” which was organized by MAFS Director, Francesca Granata. The alumni discussed their current work and how it was informed by their study in the program. Eliza Dillard MAFS 2015 [ 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 ... ]

10, October 2017

Join Parsons Alumni Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler for a talk at the Met

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, founders and designers of Proenza Schouler join journalist Alina Cho for a fast-paced, insightful talk about fashion at the intersection of art and ideas. Pioneers of style and craft since they launched their brand 15 years ago, the fathers of the perennial “It Bag” known as PS1 will chat [ read more ... ]

15, September 2017


Win a Geraldine Stutz Annual Research Award for your original contribution that will extend existing knowledge of New York fashion and its history, c1890-2010. Outstanding research recognition awards in the name of the late Geraldine Stutz will be made to two prize winners: for an original written research paper or an original [ read more ... ]

26, May 2017

Announcing BIAS Issue 5: Fashion + Celebration

The MA Fashion Studies program is pleased to announce Issue 5 of BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice, titled “Fashion + Celebration.” Editors Alani Gaunt and Camila Abisambra share: "In our contemporary socio-political context, the idea of fashion in relation to Celebration is counter intuitive. Previous issues of BIAS have [ read more ... ]

21, February 2017

Experimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival, and the Grotesque Body by Francesca Granata

  Experimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival, and the Grotesque Body  by Francesca Granata is now available (IB Tauris, 2017) Please save the date for the Book Launch on March 16th at 630 pm in Wollman Hall,  Eugene Lang Building at 65 West 11th Street with the author in conversation with fashion [ read more ... ]

08, February 2017

Faculty Spotlight: Jessica Glasscock of MA Fashion Studies

Part-time lecturer Jessica Glasscock is currently leading a course on Fashion Curation in the MA Fashion Studies program and works as a Research Associate at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We catch up with Jessica on a range of topics including influential reads, her current courses, and her activist roots, [ read more ... ]