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Faerm, Steven

Steven Faerm

Associate Professor of Fashion, Fashion

Associate Professor of Fashion

Office Location:

University Center
  • Email: FaermS@newschool.edu


  • Steven Faerm
    Assistant Professor, BFA Fashion Design
    Parsons The New School for Design

    Steven Faerm (MSEd) is an Assistant Professor, BFA Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design (Program Director, 2007-2011).  A Parsons alumnus (‘94) and Designer of the Year nominee, he began teaching in 1998 while working for such designers as Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan.  Steven has been  awarded The New School's University Teaching Excellence Award (2008) and the BFA Fashion Design Program's Teaching Excellence Award (2011).  

    Steven has created college- and pre-college courses for Parsons and several international institutions, and  has served as a program consultant for Rhode Island School of Design, Otis College of Art and Design, and Pratt Institute.  He is actively engaged in lecturing internationally about fashion design education and pedagogy, and developing design and pedagogy workshops for national and international institutions. 

    His publications include two books that are available in seven languages:  Fashion Design Course: Principles Practice, and Techniques (2010) and Creating A Successful Fashion Collection: Everything You Need to Develop a Great Line and Portfolio (2012).  His scholarly research has been featured in leading academic journals.  In 2012, he launched an academic journal that examines fashion design education with The University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  He currently serves as an editorial advisor for three publishing houses.  Since 2008, Steven has served as a Board Member  for The Arts of Fashion Foundation, and serves as Director for the annual "Fashion.Edu" lecture series that is dedicated to examining the future of design education.

    Steven's area of scholarship and research examines the future of fashion design education, pedagogy, and student development.  He received his MSEd from Bank Street College of Education.


    Recent Publications:

    Books

    Faerm, S.  (2012). Creating A Successful Fashion Collection: Everything You Need to Develop a Great Line and Portfolio.  New York:  Barron's Educational Series Inc; London:  A & C Black Publishers, Ltd.

    Faerm, S.  (2010). Fashion Design Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: The Practical Guide for Aspiring Fashion Designers.  New York: Barron’s Educational Series Inc.; London: Thames and Hudson.

     

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

    Faerm, S.  (2013). From Classroom to Design Room:  The Transitional Experience of the Fashion Design Graduate. Journal of the Center for Studies in Design and Communications: Multidisciplinary Approaches on the Fashion System, 48, 129-152.  Buenos Aires, Argentina: The University of Palermo.

    Fry, A., Arakji, R., & Faerm, S. (2013). Achieving the New Graduate Dream: Building Sustainable Business Success at a Small Scale.  Journal of the Center for Studies in Design and Communications Multidisciplinary Approaches on the Fashion System, 48,153-175. Buenos Aires, Argentina: The University of Palermo.

    Faerm, S.  (2012). Towards a Future Pedagogy:  The Evolution of Fashion Design Education.  International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2 (23), 210-219.

    Palomo-Lovinski, N. & Faerm, S.  (2009). What is Good Design?:  The Shifts in Fashion Education of the 21st Century.  Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, 3 (6), 89-98.

     

    Non-Peer-Reviewed Articles

    Faerm, S. (2013). A More Responsive and Responsible Design Education. M / I / S / C / Magazine Online.

    Faerm, S. (2013). Why Art and Design Higher Education Needs Advanced Pedagogy. M / I / S / C / Magazine Online.

    Faerm, S. (2013). Foreword. In Fitzgerald, T. & Taylor, A., 1,000 Dresses: The Fashion Design Resource.  New York: Barron’s Educational Series Inc.

    Faerm, S. (2013). Finding Aesthetic Inspiration in a Commodity Driven World. M / I / S / C / Magazine.

    Faerm, S. (2013). Foreword. In F. Knop (Ed.), Journal of the Center for Studies in Design and Communications: Multidisciplinary Approaches on the Fashion System, 48, 107-111. Buenos Aires: University of Palermo.

    Faerm, S. (2009). Foreword. In Grandon, A. & Fitzgerald, T., 200 Projects to Get You Into Fashion Design. New York: Barron’s Educational Series Inc.; London: A & C Black Publishers, Ltd.

     

    Working Papers

    Faerm, S. (2014).  Building Best Practices for Fashion Design Pedagogy:  Meaning, Preparation, and Impact.

    Fry, A. & Faerm, S. (2014).  Post-Recession Consumerism in the U.S.: Cheap and Chic.

    Palomo-Lovinski, N. & Faerm, S. (2014).  Shifting Ideas of Time and Place in Fashion.

    Research Interests:

    pegagogy, design education, student development, fashion design, fashion industry



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