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Simon, Kathryn

Kathryn   Simon

Part-time Assistant Professor

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  • Email: SimonK@newschool.edu


  • Kathryn Simon (PhD, European Graduate School) Creative Director, VERMILLIONmedia does creative direction, fashion media, branding, accessory design, and cultural producing for clients in fashion, architecture and contemporary art. Her classes explore how contemporary fashion happens from an interdisciplinary approach, at the intersection of art, global narratives, and contemporary culture.

    Leather corsets from Kathryn Simon Accessories are in the permanent archives of the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum, and The New Museum, New York. Numerous editorials featuring her work in Vogue US, and Mexico, Harpers Bazaar, US and Italy, Women's Wear Daily, W, and New York Times Magazine, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, among others. Clients include Madonna, Barneys, New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Geoffrey Beene. She has designed for Geoffrey Beene, Tahari, Nicole Miller, Holly Hunt, BASE, among others.

    Her company VERMILLIONmedia does strategic branding, and communications for fashion and contemporary art. 


    Recent Publications:

    Bomb, Flaunt. Miami Herald, Color in Fashion, currently in development with Bloomsbury. 

    Research Interests:

    Strategic branding and public relations, fashion media, fashion history, contemporary architecture, contemporary art. 



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