Clark, Hazel

Clark, Hazel

Hazel Clark
PhD, History of Design, University of Brighton, England
Professor of Design Studies and Fashion Studies; Research Chair of Fashion; Interim Director, School of Fashion

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Areas of Expertise:
Design History/Theory, Design Criticism, Fashion History/Theory, Fashion Criticism
Dr. Hazel Clark has had a distinguished career as a teacher, administrator, and scholar in art and design education. She was one of the first graduates in Britain to be awarded a PhD in the history of design, and has since published and taught internationally on the history and theory of design, with a particular interest in design and cultural identity and a focus on fashion and textiles. Before coming to Parsons, she served as head of the Swire School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now the Hong Kong Polytechnic University). Dr. Clark initiated the MA Fashion Studies program, first offered at Parsons in fall 2010, and the MA Design Studies program, which was launched in fall 2012.

Clark has been interviewed about fashion, culture, and politics, on such topics as First Lady fashions, sustainability and fashion, fashion and the marketplace, and fashion and cultural identity, in a wide range of popular media, including National Public Radio, the Associated Press, and the Huffington Post.
Courses Taught:
  • Fashion, History and Mediation
  • Fashion: Key Concepts
  • Fashion and Everyday Life
  • Fashion/Nation: China
Recent Publications:
The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity and Globalization (Routledge, 2009), co-edited with Eugenia Paulicelli

Design Studies: A Reader (Berg, 2009), co-edited with David Brody

Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion (Berg, 2005), co-edited with Alexandra Palmer

The Cheongsam (Oxford University Press, 2000)

Forthcoming: Fashion and Everyday Life, New York and London c1890-2010 (Berg), co-authored with Cheryl Buckley

“Slow + Fashion - an Oxymoron - or a Promise for the Future...?,” in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, Vol. 12. Issue 4, December 2008

“Design in a Global Context,” co-edited with Karen Fiss, in Design Issues (MIT Press, Summer 2009)

An edited issue of Design Issues on design in Hong Kong (MIT Press, Spring 2003)

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