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...

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...

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...

Parsons’ Varpu Rapeli: Colour Theory and unsellable couture knitwear

Finnish designer Varpu Rapeli graduated from Parsons' MFA Fashion Design course earlier this year, and headed to Calvin Klein's Knitwear department straight after, partially owing...

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...

Melitta Baumeister: From V-Files to Dover Street Market

Melitta Baumeister gets it. She gets that young (creative) designers need to thrive in New York. She gets that you can’t just rely on making ‘clothes’, because we live in The Age of Tumblr. She gets that offbeat thinking, and hard work, will get you places. She gets it, together with her creative partner Paul Jung. We strike up a conversation over coffee in London’s Dover Street Market, the store that’s given Melitta a chance to sell worldwide.They’re already sitting at a table near the window, when I walk into the top floor’s cafe. It’s a rainy day (what’s new, London?). They’re wearing clean shapes, black and white: clothes from Melitta’s own line. I sit down, we chit chat, and order coffee. What do we talk about? Crap post-graduate support systems in New York, for starters.

Parsons’ Ryohei Kawanishi turns the everyday mundane into artistic wearable readymades

Ryohei Kawanishi graduated from Parsons’ MFA Fashion Design course with his Spring 2016 collection. The clever, witty show saw a dramatic change in silhouette...

Parsons graduate Andrea Jiapei Li has the Midas Touch

20's jazz, hippies and hip-hop are a seemingly random list. No, you haven't tuned into Greatest Hits Radio, nor is it a history of The Hit Parade. These are in fact a small sample of a detestable list of things that inspired Andrea Jiapei Li's collection I AM WHAT [I AM]. But as inquisitive in nature she may be, she "doesn't have anything to ask a fortune teller" for her designs are the making of all answers. So for those seeking truth through design, look no further as we discover that Andrea has the Midas touch and can answer the unquestionable with needle and thread.

Parsons’ MFA graduate Shihhsun Lee: reinterpreting the art of bespoke tailoring

With a BFA degree in Fashion Design from Shih Chien University in Taiwan and a MFA degree in Fashion Design and Society from Parsons,...

Influential Fashion Educators: Parsons’ Shelley Fox

When she launched Parsons’ MFA in Fashion Design and Society in 2010, Shelley Fox wanted to set New York fashion right. And now, her...