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  • Patrick Hughes

    Part-time Associate Teaching Professor


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    Patrick Hughes


    Patrick Michael Hughes is a fashion and decorative arts historian with an extensive background as a branded content fashion reporter and photographer in the hyper-digital news sector. He writes about fashion culture and men's collections in New York, London and Copenhagen's fashion weeks. Patrick is currently a Senior Fashion Editor- Men's Fashion Writer for an art, photography and fashion magazine  based in France. 

    Following his BA in the History of Art from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York he worked in the education department of the Washington National Cathedral. He later completed graduate studios in exhibition design in New York. It was during  a conversation, and a design assignment interviewing Richard Martin, Curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art he was encouraged to pursue a specialist focus in the decorative arts and fashion history. 

    As a graduate student in Paris his studies included 17th and 18th century French Royal Decoration and 18th century French fashion at Musée Les Arts Decoratifs-Musée de Louvre. In New York his research was centered around American and English fashion. He earned his MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from the Parsons-Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Program. His focus was, 19th century English fashion and interiors with distinction in 20th century American fashion history and mid-century fashion culture and publication. 



    Degrees Held

    New York University Certificate with AIA courses - Historic Preservation Studies 

    Architectural preservation studies; 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, 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 - Contemporary Performance Studies 


    Professional Affiliation

    IRK Magazine FRANCE  Senior Fashion Editor Men's Fashion Writer

    British Fashion CouncilCPHFW 

    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  Master Designer- 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 Fashion Journalism 

     Ron Poisson's Fall Fashion Tribe- Profile/Interview  Summer 2022

    Fashion's Artistic Outdoor Stride, Copenhagan SS/2023  Summer 2022

    Striking European Gothic in Copenhagen, SS/2023  Summer 2022  

    Rethinking the Fashion of Sport, Paris Men's Fashion Week, Summer 2022  

    Martine Rose's Observational Sex, London Fashion Week  Summer 2022 

    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  New York Fall 2021

    JORDANLUCA -Adam and Two Eves, SS/2022, London Fashion Week  Fall 2021

    KA WA KEY-Butterfly Lovers Spring 2021, Men's Paris Fashion Week Fall 2021

    HENRIK VIBSKOV's 'Assembly Line' Copenhagen Fashion Week 2021   

    Two Collections by Ron Poisson - 'Denim Art'  New York Collection and Interview 2021

    Jock Style: Clothing, Games, REVOLT- Men's Olympic Clothing Historical Reflection  2021

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

    Sugar Coated, Candy 'Overdose' - Lazoschmidl Fall/2022 Paris Fashion Week 2021

    Scripting Summer Sex at Lazoschmidl-  Paris Fashion Profile Paris Summer 2021

    JORDANLUCA's Hopeful Recknoing - SS/2022 London Fashion Week 2021

    The Civic Duty of Red Lipstick - Spring 2021 - WWII  History of Fashion Advertising and Fashion Illustration

    Selected Print International Publication: 

    Complex Intersections - Recall of Marvin Gayes 'What's Going On? and current culture with fashion editorial, photography by Petros Koulouris, IMPACT Issue led by Patrick Duffy and Iris Van Hepren  IRK Magazine France Spring 2022

    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- The fashion voyeur - IRK Magazine Fronce  2019

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

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


    Performances and Appearances

    Selected Prior Media Appearances

    Elle Magazine 2022 

    The Sunday Times (London) 'Beau' Magazine 2021 

    The Wall Street Journal 2013, 2014, 2020 

    New York Times -2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019, 2020 

    Highsnobiety Podcast 'Fashion and Race' Summer 2019

    Levi Strauss & Co.- Global Management Conference- 'Accurate Fashion Trends' 

    Men's Health UK Winter Styles 2018 and 2019 

    Zara/ Inditex- Keynote Speaker - 'Fashion Trends 2020 Vision' Spain Headquarters 2017 Headquarters 2016

    Condé Nast Entertainment-Digital- Glamour Magazine- Style Expert 2016

    Fox News Edge National Affiliates- NY Fashion Week Wrap-Up SS-2015 

    Glamour Magazine- Fall 2014

    Esquire Magazine- 2009, 2013 2014 

    GQ Magazine - 2012

    Vogue- India-2010 

    ABC News- Good Morning America- 2009, 2010 

    CNN- Anderson Cooper, Guest- 2007

    Research Interests

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


    PMH Editor, Photographer, Educator

    PMH Fashion Journalist

    Current Courses

    Integrative Studio 1
    PUFY 1000, Fall 2022

    Future Courses

    Integrative Studio 2
    PUFY 1001, Spring 2023

    Past Courses

    Integrative Studio 2
    PUFY 1001, Spring 2022

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