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...

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.

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’ 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’ 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...