Parsons MFA Fashion 2018: full line-ups

“Everyone wants that moment of ‒ my work is amazing. I’m in an industry that destroys the environment, that can be vacuous, so I...

Activating the Static: The Parsons MFA Graduate Exhibition

Novelties abound greeted visitors of the Parsons MFA Fashion Design and Society exhibition where this year’s fifteen graduates showcased developments from their thesis collections....

Parsons MFA Fashion 2017: full line-up

Yesterday, the sixth generation of the MFA Fashion Design & Society of the Parsons School of Design presented their final collections. The nine graduates explained...

Jeremyn Lee, a Chinese-American fashion affair

During our interview, Jeremyn points out: “My thesis became a reflection on how I came to reclaim Chinese culture. I wanted to build a...

Queenie Cao: Translating Playtime Delight to Jewellery

The lyrical world of Queenie Cao reminds us that, in periods of political and social uncertainties, fashion can still be about delicate and oneiric...

She twists, pinches and ties-up: Snow Xue Gao

Snow Xue Gao’s story, member of the hyper select class of Parsons’ alumni, starts like this: she presented her AW17 collection on VFiles’ runway...

Deciphering the poetry of Kozaburo Akasaka

In times when individuality is equally celebrated as banned, young talents such as Kozaburo Akasaka emerge to embrace authenticity and differentiation. The young Japanese designer graduated last...

Ryohei Kawanishi: turning research into business with LANDLORD

Ryohei Kawanishi is not conventional but he is pragmatic. The New York-based Japanese designer graduated from the Fashion Knitwear BA at Central Saint Martins...

WAVELENGTH: A critique of pop culture

“MY HEART BIEBS 4 U” reads the neon text overlaying a Justin Bieber / Jesus Christ hybrid figure. And no, I’m not describing my...

Jahnkoy: The Displaced, a collection seeping with political weight

Growing up in Siberia, Maria Kazakova was obsessed with sewing from her elementary school days onwards. The day she first saw John Galliano’s explosively...

Masters of NYC: Anna-Marie Grüber

"The clothes are there to feel good, to perform a task but also to celebrate a woman's body," says Anna-Marie Grüber of her Parsons...

Masters of NYC: Mook Attakanwong

From traditional kimonos to beautiful and rare textiles, Mook Attakanwong would spend her early days surrounded by an eclectic collection of curios in her...