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  • Fashion Resources

  • A student laughing while working on a garment with pins and a pen.
  • Paris has always served as a laboratory for experimental and avant-garde fashion design. Parsons Paris’ fashion studios, labs, and resources reflect this tradition, offering you the opportunity to use state-of-the-art machines and technology. You master your craft with the guidance of experienced teachers and technicians while developing digital design skills using both 2D and 3D software. Through studio projects, technical and theoretical courses, unique partnerships with local companies, and internships, you acquire hands-on experience in the most dynamic fashion hub in the world.

    A student works on draping a garment in a fashion studio.

    Saint-Roch Fashion Studios

    Saint-Roch Fashion Studios

    A student works on draping a garment in a fashion studio.

    Undergraduate fashion studios are equipped with top-of-the-line industrial machines— including JUKI industrial sewing machines, COVEMAT industrial irons, heat presses, and overlock, serger, and buttonhole machines—large purpose-built pattern-cutting tables, and male and female Stockman mannequins. In addition, each student has a dedicated locker, where they can store their materials, and table space. 

    Students begin working on industrial sewing machines in their first year and continue developing their skills through technical workshops and classes.

    Each studio is equipped with:

    • 8–10 JUKI DDL-8700 sewing machines
    • 2–3 overlock sewing machines
    • 2–3 serger sewing machines
    • 2 COVEMAT large industrial irons
    • 1 large-area heat press for fusing
    • More than 20 Stockman mannequins
    In-progress student projects on a table with a student in the background, inside a fashion studio.

    Romainville Fashion Studios

    Romainville Fashion Studios

    In-progress student projects on a table with a student in the background, inside a fashion studio.

    As you progress through your program, the studios you use become better adapted to your needs. The higher-level BFA Fashion Design and the MFA Fashion Design and the Arts studios are bright and spacious and are equipped with machines for leather sewing and knitting and other specialty machines.

    BFA Fashion Design equipment includes

    Room 108

    • 12 JUKI DDL-8700 sewing machines
    • 2 JUKI MO-6714DA overlock machines
    • 1 leather sewing machine
    • 1 skiving machine
    • 1 large COVEMAT iron
    • 1 medium COVEMATiron
    • 27 Stockman mannequins

    Room 109

    • 12 JUKI DDL-8700 sewing machines
    • 2 JUKI MO-6714DA overlock machines
    • 1 leather sewing machine
    • 1 medium COVEMAT iron
    • 1 semiprofessional Battistella iron
    • 20 Stockman mannequins

    Senior Room

    • 18 JUKI DDL-8700 sewing machines
    • 3 JUKI MO-6714DA overlock machines
    • 2 leather sewing machines
    • 1 zig-zag machine
    • 1 cover stitch machine
    • 2 large COVEMAT irons
    • 1 medium COVEMAT iron
    • 1 semiprofessional Battistella iron
    • 1 heat press
    • 33 Stockman mannequins

    Task Time Spaces

    • 4 JUKI DDL-8700 sewing machines
    • 1 JUKI MO-6714DA overlock machines
    • 1 domestic iron and board
    • 10 Stockman mannequins
    • 3 eyelet press machines and accessories
    View of Romainville MFA fashion lab with speciality fashion machines.

    MFA Fashion Design & the Arts Fashion Lab

    MFA Fashion Design & the Arts Fashion Lab

    View of Romainville MFA fashion lab with speciality fashion machines.

    The MFA Fashion Design and the Arts program has a purpose-built fashion lab housing specialty sewing machines, ironing tables, and leather-working, fur, and knitting machines. On-site technicians offer students assistance and guidance in the use of the machines and the development of their projects. 

    The MFA Fashion Lab is equipped with the following machines:

    • 15 JUKI DDL-8700 sewing machines
    • 3 JUKI MO-6714DA overlock machines
    • 1 coverstitch machine
    • 1 zigzag machine
    • 1 fur machine
    • 1 chainstitch machine
    • 3 leather machines
    • 1 buttonhole machine
    • 1 baby lock machine
    • 1 heat press
    • 2 large COVEMAT irons
    • 2 knitting machines
    Photograph of a student removing a dye sublimation print from a heat press while transferring the print to fabric.

    Dye Sublimation & Transfer Printing

    Dye Sublimation & Transfer Printing

    Photograph of a student removing a dye sublimation print from a heat press while transferring the print to fabric.

    The Romainville space is equipped with an Epson SC-F500 dye sublimation printer and heat press, which enable students to print images onto fabrics The space is also equipped with a Graphtec CE7000 large cutting plotter, which allows for heat transfer materials to be fused to fabric such as vinyl and flocking materials.

    A person smiling in the textile library of the Parsons Paris Saint-Roch building.

    Textile Library

    Textile Library

    A person smiling in the textile library of the Parsons Paris Saint-Roch building.

    The Textile Library in Parsons Paris’ Saint-Roch building offers a range of materials, yarns, textiles, fibres, fabrics, and informational resources for exploration and inspiration. Many samples have been donated by leading fashion industry brands that partner with Parsons Paris.

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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