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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
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.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
ACCESSORIES Students get an overview of the creation of a contemporary accessory collection. The process begins with research and ends with the creation of the completed accessory line.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Fashion Design students.

Open to Fashion Design students.

Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.