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  • Patrick Hughes

    Part-time Associate Teaching Professor


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    A - 66 West 12th Street

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    Patrick Hughes


    Patrick Michael Hughes is a fashion culture and decorative arts historian. He graduated with a BA in History of Art from Manhattanville College, after which he worked in the education department of the Washington National Cathedral as well as various press positions within New York fashion. Following his graduate courses at Musée Les Arts Decoratifs-Musée de Louvre in Paris he earned his MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from the Parsons/Cooper Hewitt program.

    Hughes has extensive experience as a fashion reporter/photographer and producer for the NY local news. He is currently the Senior Fashion Editor/ Men's Fashion Writer for an art, fashion, photography, non-profit publication based in France. His articles, interviews, editorial and fashion direction are usually linked to fashion cultures, historical topics and emerging contemporary fashion designers. His fashion writing focuses oobservations and critiques in New York and London men's fashion with periodic assignments in Copenhagen and Paris. 

    Degrees Held

    New York University Certificate with AIA courses - Historic Preservation Studies 

    Architectural preservation studies; historic NYC buildings, with a focus on landmark interiors, landmark preservation, practice and advocacy   

    MA - History of Decorative Arts and Design, Parsons/ Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum 

    Nineteenth Century English Fashion and Historic Interiors, graduate distinction in twentieth century American fashion and design

    Musée Les Arts Decoratifs Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century French Royal Decorative Arts and Interiors, Eighteenth Century French Fashion and Design

    BA - History of Art Manhattanville College

    The Washington Color School - Histories of Contemporary Performance 


    Professional Affiliation

    IRK Magazine -France-Senior Fashion Editor/ Men's Fashion Writer

    British Fashion Council  

    LVMH- Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton S.E.

    The Fashion Institute of Technology, School of Art and Design, Department of Textile and Surface Design

    Sphinx International Art Education (SFK) extensive touring as a Master Designer conducting workshops centered on group work and creative team building throughout China- Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Shenzhen

    The Texas Fashion Collection home of the former Dallas Fashion Museum and Nieman Marcus Collection.  


    Recent Publications

    Selected Publications,Fashion Journalism and Multi Platform Articles

    The Quiet Ascent of Men's Lace  Spring 2022 

    Stephan Cooke’s Lean, London Look  London Fashion Week Fall 2022 

    Matty Bovan’s ‘Yankee Doodle’ London Fashion Week  Fall 2022 

    A. POTTS- Skinfolk   New York Fashion Fall 2022 

    Perry Ellis is Distinctively America New York Fashion Week Fall 2022 

    Schnayderman’s Vulnerable Dreamer Copenhagen Fashion Week Fall 2022 

    Jeff Mikkelson’s Kaleidoscope, Non- Binary Fashion Editorial Fall 2021

    JORDANLUCA -Adam and Two Eves, Spring 2022, London Fashion Week review Fall 2021

    KA WA KEY-Butterfly Lovers Spring 2021 collection review Paris Fashion Week

    HENRIK VIBSKOV's 'Assembly Line' Copenhagen Fashion Week, live fashion show collection report historical performance references   

    Two Collections by Ron Poisson - 'Denim Art'  men's collections review and interview 2021

    Jock Style: Clothing, Games, REVOLT- Men's Olympic athletic clothing ,textile innovation and cultural impact IRK Summer Games 2021

    Slinky Vagabond's Full Blooded Rock and Fashion - 2021 album release profile of British Rock Group lead by Keanan Dufty 2021

    Sugar Coated, Candy 'Overdose' - Men's fashion film and collection review Lazoschmidl Paris Fashion Week 2021

    Scripting Summer Sex at Lazoschmidl- Men's fashion house profile and collection review Paris Fashion Week 2021

    JORDANLUCA's Hopeful Recknoing - Men's fashion profile and  film collection review London Fashion Week 2021

    The Civic Duty of Red Lipstick - Spring 2021 - WWII  history of fashion advertising and fashion illustration  IRK (Digital)

    Patrick Church- An Artist in Grows in Brooklyn- Cover feature and interview, photography by Mikael Schultz, IRK Magazine, France 2019

    UnPrivate Skin, Design, Images and Space- Public venue and the fashion voyeur - IRK Magazine 2019

    Terpsichore in Modern Dress-  A historical recount of the first ballet in modern dress by the Ballet Russe  - IRK Magazine 2018

    Barkley L. Hendricks, a Master of Sartorial Identity -  Fashion focus during the Pan-African Movement of the 1970's  IRK Magazine 2018


    Performances and Appearances

    Selected Fashion Commentary and Appearences

    The Sunday Times (London) 'Beau' Magazine 2021

    New York Times and New York Times International Edition 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015-2020, 2021

    Wall Street Journal 2013, 2014, 2019, 2020

    Men's Health UK - Fashion Commentaries - 2018, 2019, 2020

    Highsnobriety Podcasts- 'Fashion and Race' 2019

    Levi Strauss & Company Global Marketing Confrence Speaker 2018

    Zara/Inditex  New York Headquarters and Spain Keynote Adress 2018




    Research Interests

    Fashion History, Decoarative Arts History, Historic Interiors, Art Direction, Fashion Photography, Fashion Editorial

    Past Courses

    Integrative Studio 1
    PUFY 1000, Fall 2021

    Integrative Studio 2
    PUFY 1001, Spring 2022

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