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...

Tianfang Jing: Getting philosophical at Parsons MFA Fashion

The MFA Fashion students at Parsons are a smart bunch, using concepts that add other layers to the fabric of their clothes. While Katherine...

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...

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...

Enter the poetic and violent world of Parsons BFA Fashion student...

Solving the mystery behind the work of Parsons BFA junior-year student Andrew Curwen, and his persona, is not an easy task. The lines between...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...