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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Fashion
Department: Fashion Design
Course Number: PAFS 1140
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
"PAFS 1140 Fashion Techniques This is an advanced fashion course where students will create and produce original designs for their capstone/thesis work. The thesis process will encompass the complete design cycle: from the original concept, to garment development, to the finished garment(s). Students will be able to choose from a number of Fashion Design specializations. Note: not all variations of the course will be offered every semester. ACCESSORIES Students get an overview of the creation of a contemporary Fashion Accessory Collection. The collection begins with inspiration and ends with the creation of the finished collection. This class is a synthesis of the subjects covered in the AAS Fashion Design program. AVANT GARDE Students will transgress norms concerning beauty and utility, challenging traditional and conventional designs. CONTEMPORARY Students will produce their garments with an awareness of urban dressing combined with new performance fabrics with an emphasis on sustainability. COUTURE Students will produce their garment using American and European Haute Couture as basis for their research and inspiration. EXPERIMENTAL Students will use unorthodox methods and materials to design and produce their garments. KNITS Students will produce their garments using knits as the main fabrication for their projects. LEATHER Students will research and experiment with leather as the main fabrication to design and produce their garments. LINGERIE Students will produce their garments using lingerie concepts as the main fabrication for their projects. MEN’S WEAR Students will develop their garments using menswear specific techniques, research and inspiration as basis for their projects.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions, Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Pre-requisite(s): PAFS 1010 Construction 2, PAFS 1000 Fashion Drawing 1, PAFS 1425 Fashion Industry Design, and PAFS 1422 Process & Skills . For Fashion Techniques: Menswear, student must have taken or be enrolled in PAFS 1010: Construction 2: Menswear. For Lingerie: PUFD 2241 Creative Tech Studio 2.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Fashion Design students.

Open to Fashion Design students.

Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.