Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability
Sheila Johnson Design Center
Timo Rissanen is the Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability at Parsons School of Design. He is an Australian-trained Finnish fashion designer, whose design practice is grounded in creative approaches to pattern cutting. His research centers on fashion and sustainability, where fashion is integral to the everyday experience of living. Creating a fashion system that enriches humanity is a task for us all.
Ph.D. (Design) University of Technology Sydney
B.Design (Fashion & Textiles) University of Technology Sydney
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
McQuillan, H. & Rissanen, T. 2011, Yield: Making Fashion Without Waste, The Textile Arts Center, New York, USA.
Gwilt, A. & Rissanen, T. (eds.) 2011, Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes, Earthscan, London, UK.
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
Rissanen, T, 2013, “Inlaid Fantasies: the textiles of Andreea Mandrescu”, Craft Research, in press.
Rissanen, T. 2013, “Waste not, want not”, Peppermint, no. 18, pp. 60-64.
Rissanen, T. 2013, “Designing Lean”, Textile Toolbox, April 2013, http://textiletoolbox.com
Rissanen, T. 2013, “Fashion and Waste”, Magnifeco, March 13 2013, http://magnifeco.com/scholar-series-fashion-and-waste-by-timo-rissanen/news/
McQuillan, H., Rissanen, T. & Roberts, J. 2013, “The Cutting Circle: How making challenges design”, Research Journal Of Textiles And Apparel, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 39-49.
Rissanen, T. 2012, “Design to Minimize Waste”, Textile Toolbox, November 2012, http://textiletoolbox.com
Rissanen, T. 2011, “How can fashion designers make clothes less disposable?”, Ecouterre, April 19, 2011, http://www.ecouterre.com/how-can-fashion-designers-make-clothes-less-disposable/
fashion design, sustainability, user-centered design, crafts
Specialized Studio 1:
Fashioning Micro Utopias