• Mung Lar Lam

    Assistant Professor of Fashion Design

    Office Location:

    Sheila Johnson Design Center


    Mung Lam Lam is an Artist, Educator and Historian with a multi-disciplinary background in Fashion Design, Global Sourcing/Production/Management, Textiles and Fine Art.  She holds an Mphil in Economic and Social History from the University of Cambridge and is affiliated with The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.  Her area of continued academic research is the study of women’s occupational history in the textiles sector during the industrial revolution.  She also possesses an MFA in Textile Art and undergrad degrees in Textiles and Fashion Design.  With twenty years of industry experience as designer of women’s wear in New York and Paris; and executive management for global retail brands such as Gap Inc. and Spiegel Catalog, Lam has been teaching for over ten years and is currently Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Fashion, The New School.  She also maintains a studio art practice and has exhibited widely.  Her works focuses on the medium of textile traditions to focus on the conditions of the history of labor, gender, women’s work, and the bridge between art, craft and technology.

    Director, AAS Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing (2015-2016)

    Associate Director, AAS Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing (2014-2015)


    Teaching topics:

    Fashion Design (ideation, design/collection building and portfolio)

    Fashion Marketing and Management (marketing, product development, sourcing and supply chain)

    Trend and Forecasting

    Textiles (art, theory and practice)

    Fashion and Textiles History


    Courses taught at Parsons and elsewhere:

    Fashion Industry Profile

    Fashion Design

    Fashion History

    Concept and Line Development

    Senior Project I and II

    Portfolio I and II

    Digital Surface Design

    Trend Spotting

    Brand Marketing

    Product Development

    Merchandising Workshop (capstone)

    Global Policies


    Going digital: Computer Rendering for Textiles and Fashion





    Office Hours:

    Appointment upon request

    Degrees Held:

    MPhil, Economic and Social History, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

    Visiting Research Fellow, International Gender Studies Centre, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

    MFA, Textiles, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

    BA, Textiles, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

    AAS, Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY


    Professional Affiliations:

    The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure

    The Economic History Society

    The Oxford Society of Northern California and New York

    The Drawing Center, Viewing Program Artist

    Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

    Textiles Society of America

    Surface Design Association

    Performances And Appearances:

    Select Solo and group exhibitions

    Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England

    Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

    The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon

    Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, SF, CA

    A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

    Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

    Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco, CA

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Glassell School of Art

    Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

    Works/San Jose: Paulette Peterson Installation Space, San Jose, CA

    Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

    Awards And Honors:

    Toni Lowenthal Scholarship

    Museum of Contemporary Craft – Artist in Residence, Portland, Oregon

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 2006 SECA Award Finalist,

    The Drawing Center, New York: Viewing Program / Slide Registry

    Cite Internationale des Arts – Artist in Residence, Paris, France