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Parsons Paris.


Wax, Melinda

Melinda Wax

Assistant Professor of Design & Dir of Adult Programs for SPACE, Fashion

Assistant Professor of Design and Director of Adult Programs for SPACE

Office Location:

Sheila Johnson Design Center
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  • Milliner and design researcher/educator, with textile and costume design, arts administration, wardrobe styling for the film and TV industries and fine arts in my suitcase, I am a hybrid of many disciplines. * millinery consultant, Bard Graduate Center - "HATS, An Anthology by Stephen Jones", docent and speaker "A Field Guide to Hats", "Hats from Film Noir"* Pratt, Visiting instructor - History and Future of Design Education* consultant: millinery fashion and history, design education, design research, ethnographic research, sourcing and styling* Milli Award Winner 1993, millinery design* exhibitor, Hats of the 20th Century - Philadelphia Museum, 1993.* MS in Art/Design Education, Pratt Institute* AAS Textile/Surface Design and Millinery Design, FIT/SUNY* Arts Administration, Radcliffe College* Atelier 17, Paris, France* BA Fine Arts, UC Santa Cruz

    Recent Publications:

    Meditation On A Simple Stitch, Cuarderno 48, Journal of the Center for the Study of Design and Communication, Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013.


    Research Interests:

    Made By Hand, couture, design thinking/research, art/design education, fashion, consumer behavior

    Current Courses

    Millinery Design

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