Studied Fashion at both: Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design and Epsom School of Art and Design
Dean of Fashion, Parsons The New School for DesignMedia Contact Information:
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Fashion Design, Global Fashion Industry, Design Diplomacy, and Sustainability in FashionProfile:
Simon Collins oversees all areas of fashion studies at The New School, including the BFA degree program in Fashion Design; AAS degree programs in Fashion Studies and Fashion Marketing; and the new MFA in Fashion Design and Society, which was initiated through a gift from Donna Karan. Collins has worked with some of the world’s leading brands: Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Fila, Zegna, and Marks and Spencer. As creative director for Nike’s Asia Pacific division, he led a $900 million apparel business that launched collections he created in collaboration with Junya Watanabe of Comme des Garcons, Naoki Takizawa of Issey Miyake, and others.