Design in Fashion Systems
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Fashion
Department: Fashion Design & Society
Course Number: PGFD 5130
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Although the fashion industry is often modeled as an economic and symbolic transaction between designers and consumers, it is difficult to use this model to portray fashion as a creative industry. Studies of complex adaptive systems provide a rich alternative model for interpreting the structural relationships and evolutionary dynamic that regulate creativity in the industry. By learning key principles—from systems-theory and case-study methods—students discover innovative ways to realize their designs and collaborate with designers, manufacturers, producers, distributors, retailers, the media, and consumers. Design in Fashion Systems is a graduate level course for students interested in understanding how fashion is shaped by forces beyond design.
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Masters degree in Fashion Design & Society majors only.


Open to Graduate students.


Open to Fashion Design and Society students.