Materiality of Fashion
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Level: Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory
Course Number: PGHT 5556
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Fashion Studies
  • Fashion Design History, Theory & Criticism
  • Fashion
In this course students will be introduced to the material analysis of textiles and fashion. Utilizing objects in the school’s study collection, students will be guided through the various steps in the process of identification, documentation and interpretation of artifacts. By engaging hands-on in the analysis of garments, students will become familiarized with the vocabulary of dress and textiles, learn to identify materials, processes and technologies, and conduct research leading to a historical contextualization of the garment. The course further provides students basic insights into museum practice and ethics, introducing them to guidelines for object cataloging, documentation, condition reporting and handling.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university graduate degree students.