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  • Ammar Belal

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Email
    ammarbelal@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Ammar Belal

    Profile

    Ammar’s multicultural articulation of design is a realization of his upbringing in Boston, Geneva, and Lahore (Pakistan). Descending from a family that pioneered manufacturing and exporting premium sportswear from Pakistan inspired a Bachelors in Business at Clark University, Mass.
     
    He started his career in 2002 by launching a Bespoke Denim label, which deciphered traditional couture techniques into street-wear. Another 5 years saw him evolve into Pakistan’s first luxury Menswear label and expand to 5 retail outlets in various cities. By 2012, Ammar Belal had won national design awards for “Best Emerging Talent”, “Best Original Song” and “Best Menswear” after consistently showing his collections in over 20 fashion shows in Pakistan and the U.K.
     
    Being the first individual from South Asia/Middle East region to be offered a placement in the Parsons MFA (Fashion Design & Society) program, translated into new challenges and opportunities towards a global identity in design. His trans-disciplinary narrative of teaching BFA Fashion (Senior Thesis) with BBA (Design & Mgmt.) is part of an evolving vision to explore the harmony between Fashion, Critical Awareness, and Social Entrepreneurship.
     
    Ammar continues to design for his eponymous custom menswear label in New York and is in the process of launching “ONE432”; a heritage footwear label from Pakistan, that promotes craft and shares 50% of its net profits with local primary education initiatives in real-time.

    Degrees Held

    MFA Fashion Design & Society - Parsons School of Design

    BBA Management - Clark University

     


    Current Courses

    Core 2

    Senior Project 2: Capstone

    Senior Project 2: Capstone (Spring 2020)

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