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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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Applying Design Thinking in the Strategic Design & Management program

Applying Design Thinking in the Strategic Design & Management program

So what is design thinking and why has it been such a popular topic of conversation in the last 5 years? I sat down with Strategic Design and Management professor, Maruits Montañez to talk about the new creative approach to business and much more. I learned so much about the importance of applying design strategies […]

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Designers Apartment showroom visit

Designers Apartment showroom visit

Strategic Design and Management students in “Global Practices” class visited the showrooms of Designers Apartment at Palais de Tokyo, an accelerator project developed by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode to support new talents. Patricia Lerat, who is mentoring 10 emergent designers each season, welcomed our students and spoke to them […]

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Visit to Premiere Vision

Visit to Premiere Vision

Fashion Design and Strategic Design & Management students visited the international fashion trade show Premiere Vision where fashion professionals show future trends in textiles and accessories. Students then attended a seminar by The Woolmark Company about career, innovation, and sustainability.  

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Smart Cities Project with Deutsche Telekom

Smart Cities Project with Deutsche Telekom

Parsons Paris Strategic Design and Management students met with Ole Schilling from Deutsche Telekom to learn about a global Smart Cities project. Smart Cities proposes creative and functional sustainable solutions for today’s cities and their citizens. From Singapore to Barcelona, from intelligent parking to social inclusion initiatives, students will research best practices and create their […]

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Woolmark Performance Challenge

Woolmark Performance Challenge

Aurelia Vigouroux from The Woolmark Company France presented the Performance Challenge competition to Parsons Paris Strategic Design and Management students in their Innovations course. This international competition launched by Woolmark and Adidas challenges students to create an innovation proposal for sports and performance markets. Students discovered innovative materials and benefits of natural wool fiber during […]

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Sustainability in Fast Fashion and Counterfeit epidemics - Final presentations

Sustainability in Fast Fashion and Counterfeit epidemics – Final presentations

Congratulations to our SDM students in Integrative Research and Development for their final project presentations today, focused on Sustainability in Fast Fashion and Counterfeit epidemics. Led by instructor Maurits Montañez, students experienced the unfolding of the design process through their semester-long projects that spanned planning, research, implementation and testing, with special attention given to the […]

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CHRISTELLE KOCHER, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF KOCHÉ AT PARSONS PARIS

CHRISTELLE KOCHER, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF KOCHÉ AT PARSONS PARIS

Parsons Paris welcomed designer Christelle Kocher, founder and creative director of French label Koché, to give an inspiring talk on her successful story and her contemporary design at the intersection of streetwear with Haute Couture heritage and crafts. Organized by the Strategic Design & Management department, the discussion was moderated by student Michelle Rios and […]

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Exploring Unconventional Spaces to Interact with Art in Modern Day Paris

Exploring Unconventional Spaces to Interact with Art in Modern Day Paris

For the first time at Parsons Paris, in the Fall of 2018 we are offering a class, taught completely in French, that introduces students to contemporary art and design within the Parisian cultural landscape. Paris Art Scene is taught by Emmanuel Cohen, who holds a Ph.D in Performance Studies and has dedicated a large portion […]

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A visit to the Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry School

A visit to the Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry School

As part of their Luxury Systems class, Parsons Paris Strategic Design and Management students took a private visit of the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry school located at the heart of Place Vendôme, in an 18th century mansion representative of French decorative art. With their professor Anna Krutiy, students explored Yves Gastou’s extraordinary collection mens’ […]

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