First-years at the Pablo Valbuena exhibition

First-years at the Pablo Valbuena exhibition

First-year students in Time class visited the Pablo Valbuena If Time Were a Place exhibition at Le CENTREQUATRE-PARIS, and enjoyed their experience at the interactive tile pattern installation entitled Formas de tiempo [4400]. The challenge begins! Students chose a pattern and then worked on designing the tiles to match. All the tiles have to be arranged to match […]

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A search for the Paris Meridian in AMT Core Studio 4 Urban class

A search for the Paris Meridian in AMT Core Studio 4 Urban class

On Monday February 11, the junior AMT Core Studio 4 Urban class were given a cryptic text from which they had to locate a sequence of medallions from the “Monument to the Memory of Arago” created by artist Jan Dibbetts in 1995/6, which traverses the city across 9.5 km. In mapping this grounded monument we […]

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Summer I Art and Design Courses at Parsons Paris

Summer I Art and Design Courses at Parsons Paris

This post about our Parsons Paris summer program was originally published on the API blog. API is one of our preferred partners and you can learn more about them on apiabroad.com. Our brains may be in “holiday mode,” but it’s never too early to start thinking about summer plans! Today we’re diving in to one of […]

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MADAME GRES: JUNIOR FALL FINALS

MADAME GRES: JUNIOR FALL FINALS

Third-year students in Fashion Design were given the task to reinterpret Madame Grès, an haute couture house that disappeared in the ’80s. How must one interpret and modernize a brand while keeping its values, history, and techniques of the house? This is a common theme in the fashion industry, and students took this task on.  After […]

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INHABITED ABSTRACTIONS: SOPHOMORE FALL FINALS

INHABITED ABSTRACTIONS: SOPHOMORE FALL FINALS

Parsons Paris Sophomores Fashion Design students proudly presented their Fall projects in December. The project Inhabited abstractions, guided by teachers Alexandra Helminger and Justine Bossard. The project gave students the opportunity to learn through the designers, Balenciaga and Rei Kawakubo. These designers were chosen for their skills in construction and avant-guard designs. After learning their […]

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FASHIONING THEORY SEMINAR – Fashion-Making in the Transglobal Landscape: From Chinese to Global Fashion

FASHIONING THEORY SEMINAR – Fashion-Making in the Transglobal Landscape: From Chinese to Global Fashion

The seventh installment of the Parsons Paris Fashioning Theory Seminar was held on Wednesday November 21st, with guest speakers Professor Simona Segre Reinach and Dr. Wessie Ling. The duo came to Parsons Paris to present their latest book, Fashion in Multiple Chinas: Chinese Styles in the Transglobal Landscape, as well as to analyze the global […]

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GUEST LECTURE – Nayla Ajaltouni

GUEST LECTURE – Nayla Ajaltouni

On November 12, Nayla Ajaltouni of the organization Collectif Éthique sur l’étiquette came to speak to the first year Fashion Studies students in their Fashion Systems class about the ethics and labour rights of garment manufacturer workers. Nayla has an education background in Cultural Mediation and Economics, and she is currently working with NGO associations […]

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European Fashion Heritage Association Conference

European Fashion Heritage Association Conference

On November 8th and 9th, 2019, the European Fashion Heritage Association organised the international conference “Europe and Fashion: Questioning Identities and Cultures” held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Here established fashion scholars and curators discussed their work in connection to the construction and problematization of European fashion identities and cultures. As part of scientific […]

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Statements on Fashion: A Critical Fashion Podcast

Statements on Fashion: A Critical Fashion Podcast

In the Fall of 2018, second-year MA Fashion Studies students Philippa Nesbitt and Katie Wilkes launched a podcast called Statements on Fashion, where they feature bi-monthly interviews with fashion scholars and practitioners. We interviewed them to find out more about their backgrounds and their new podcast.   Parsons Paris: Where are you two from? Katie […]

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Fashion History and Mediation

Fashion History and Mediation

The Fashion History and Mediation course at Parsons Paris takes a critical perspective on the development of fashion in relation to media, capitalism, and Western culture. Led by Antoine Bucher, Fashion Studies students in this course begin with fashion plates, outlining the development of different media and how fashion mediation evolved with it. They look at […]

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