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Maison Lesage

Maison Lesage

Sophomores in Fashion Design were brought, L’ecole Lesage. The school was founded by Francois Lesage, the haute couture embroiderer and founder of Maison Lesage. While there, students learned some history surrounding the school and the embroidery house as well as getting embroidering lessons. Afterwards, students were brought to the Ateliers of Maison Lesage and met […]

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A Day at Villa Cavrois

A Day at Villa Cavrois

On Sunday, April 14th, Professor Rebecca Cavanaugh’s Redefining Modernity class spent the day in Lille, France, exploring Robert Mallet-Stevens’ architecture.  The Villa Cavrois was built between 1929 and 1932 for Paul Cavrois, an industrialist from Roubaix active in the textile industry.  The Villa was occupied, ultimately looted and left in a destroyed manner after the war. […]

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Printing Fashion Festival

Printing Fashion Festival

  On March 25 and 26, 2019, the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons Paris organized the festival Printing Fashion, in collaboration with Le Plateau (Frac Île-de-France), the prestigious art institution supporting contemporary art in France with a collection over 14,000 items. This is the first festival of its kind in Paris made its debut […]

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Mural Nomad - Tiphanie Dragaut and Benjamin Hochard

Mural Nomad – Tiphanie Dragaut and Benjamin Hochard

On Friday, April 12th, our Art and Textiles class welcomed curators Tiphanie Dragaut and Benjamin Hochard to their classroom for a presentation and discussion on Mural Nomad, a group exhibition around contemporary tapestry and woven art. Dragaut began the presentation explaining the importance of Le Corbusier’s tapestry work in the creation of the exhibition as […]

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HDCS Alumni, Forrest Pelsue

HDCS Alumni, Forrest Pelsue

I had the opportunity to interview HDCS Alumni Forrest Pelsue about what she has been up to since graduating! 1. What was your thesis on last year?  How did you go about it?  My thesis examined the collection, display, and discourse around craft objects in French institutions in the 20th century. I focused on the […]

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A Machine for Living

A Machine for Living

On Thursday, April 11th, HDCS students in Professor Rebecca Cavanaugh’s Redefining Modernity class went to Poissy, Paris, to observe first handily Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye. Le Corbusier is not a new figure for our students, who instantly expressed awe in witnessing one of his most iconic modern architecture works. Our student’s circled the venue and […]

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CLASS PROJECT - Fashion Cultures

CLASS PROJECT – Fashion Cultures

During the first year of the MA Fashion Studies, students take a class called ‘Fashion Cultures’, taught by Justin Morin, which aims to bridge fashion theory and practice via the making of a magazine. By exploring the world of fashion magazines, the class opens up different perspectives on fashion, such as the role of the […]

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Architectural Walking Tour

Architectural Walking Tour

On Thursday, April 4th, our Redefining Modernity class left the classroom and headed for the streets of the 16th arrondissement to embark on a walking tour of the Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Modernist architecture. Starting at Metro Ranelagh, the group walked towards 5 Rue du Dr. Blanche, where they saw an Art Deco building […]

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Cross-learning Experience : Introducing Design Fiction

Cross-learning Experience : Introducing Design Fiction

This week, First Year students in Integrative Seminar 2 had a chance to meet Senior AMT Eman Muhammad and participate in her project pertaining to biopolitics and design fiction. After a presentation of her project where she introduced current discussions on biopolitics, sustainability, she then explained how she engages with these questions as a designer […]

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SDM Class Profile- Research & Development Methods

SDM Class Profile- Research & Development Methods

Applying the methods discussed in class in a real life context:   In the Research and Development methods class, students are able to apply the lesson learned in class into a real life context, preparing them for their professional life after school. Strategic Design and Management students have been currently working in a semester long […]

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