Couture & Culture
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Fashion
Department: Fashion Design
Course Number: PAFS 1431
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Design History, Theory & Criticism
This course is an immersive close reading of contemporary couture and designer fashion and the influences they draw from. History is in a constant play, continuously being rewritten by present contexts. You will discover just what is happening in fashion now, at the threshold of the 21c and what it means to you. The semester focuses on defining, analyzing and interpreting fashion through a diversity of mediums including popular culture, cinematic images, literature, contemporary art, new media and critical theory.
Open to: Non-Associate degree in Fashion Design or Fashion Marketing majors in fulfillment of program (not Art & Design History & Theory) requirements.
Open to Undergraduate students.