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...

SALON DES REFUSÉS: PARSONS GRADUATES PUT ON A SHOW

 One of fashion’s curiosities is how closely it follows Newton’s Third Law, the way in which a single force sets course in a season...

Getting to know: Matthew Adams Dolan

Matthew Adams Dolan is a Pisces, and believes his personality truly reflects it. Matthew graduated from the MFA Fashion Design and Society program at...

Parsons MA Fashion Graduate lets garments ‘crash’

Pengji Cai, a recent graduate of MFA Fashion Design and Society at Parsons School of Design, talks to us about his latest collection which...

Masters of NYC: Xiang Gao

Born into a family that owns a clothing factory, it was quite natural for Xiang Gao to choose fashion as a creative endeavour. Having...

Parsons MFA Fashion graduate investigates: “What is fashion? And what is...

Directly reflecting the mass of waste created by the fashion industry onto her designs, Liya Liu’s entire collection L’indefini-Trash – featured at MADE Fashion Week 2015 – revolves around trash. Most of the collections shown, including Liya’s work, were more avant-garde than what is typically shown during NYFW, making for a remarkable runway presentation. Raw and dirty, her designs take on an artistic arrangement of New York City behind the scenes. She talks to us about her upbringing and how it altered her outlook on the importance of sustainability in fashion. Recent graduate of MA Fashion Design and Society at Parsons School of Design and alumnus of BA Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins, Liya also talks to us about her experiences both in London and New York as an individual, student, and designer.

Masters of NYC: Jessie Shroyer

"On one hand I grew up with Mickey Mouse and McDonalds - on the other hand I know they trade on that familiarity for...

Katherine Mavridis: Purity straight out of Parsons

Katherine Mavridis’ approach to her designs is atypical to the purpose of fashion we are so familiar with: to dress a body. Whether to flatter, conceal, deceive or flaunt, fashion is at its core a second skin of our desires. It’s odd to then hear Mavridis speak of her approach to fashion as one that is devoid of the body, rather using the reduced form of cloth itself as a foundation for her sculptural forms that exist as entities within themselves.

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...