In this capstone fashion design course students will create and produce a collection of original designs for their thesis. The process will encompass the complete design cycle: from inspirational aesthetic and concept to garment development and finished collection. Students will be able to choose from the following specializations.
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 collection.
MENSWEAR Students will develop their garments using menswear specific techniques, research and inspiration as basis for their projects. For Fashion Techniques: Menswear, student must have taken PAFS 1010: Construction 2: Menswear.
Open to Associate Degree Fashion Design Majors only. Pre-requisite(s): PAFS 1010 Construction 2, PAFS 1000 Fashion Drawing 1, PAFS 1425 Fashion Industry Design, and PAFS 1422 Process & Skills, for AAS Fashion Design majors or for Lingerie, PUFD 2241 Creative Tech Studio 2 for BFA Fashion Design majors.
Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.
Open to Parsons School of Design students.
Open to Undergraduate students.