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  • Patrick Hughes

    Part-time Associate Teaching Professor


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

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    Patrick Hughes


    Patrick Michael Hughes, a West Village based fashion historian and Senior Fashion Editor with a photography, art and fashion Paris based publication. As an Senior Editor he focuses his writing and creative direction on emerging talent and fashion’s connections to art and fashion historical narratives.

    Theory practice is his approach and impetus in all of his seminar-studios and online classes. Students are encouraged to sucessfully master fashion editorial composition as well as explore and use historical concepts to make and discover new directives. 

    Associate Teaching Professor

    School of Art and Design History and Theory and Parsons Open Campus

    Required First Year BFA studios, collaborative and individual media projects 

    'Fake' Fall terms students explore narratives through film making in New York City

    'Fashion' Studio Spring Terms, fashion editorial strategy, coverage planning, branding and content conception

    Student Spring Semester Project in fashion editorial development has led students to internships/ freelance, styling internships and social/ digital media management jobs with Vogue Germany, Out Magazine, Thom Browne, V Magazine, Vogue Italia, Rogue Magazine, Teen Vogue, CR Fashion Book, Harper’s Bazaar China, Baron and Baron and Highsnobriety

    Parsons Open Campus- Fashion Certificates

    Worth to Westwood required fashion history survey 19th century to late 20th century fashion themes,Teeen Vogue Parsons Certificate- 'Unlocking Visual Style'

    Degrees Held

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

    Musée des Arts Décoratifs- Musée du Louvre Deuxième Cycle, Paris, France Graduate Abroad 17th-18th Century Fashion and Decorative Arts

    Post Graduate Residency University of North Texas – Texas Fashion Collection- Post WWII American Fashion to 1972

    BA History of Art  Manhattanville College Purchase, New York

    Professional Affiliation

    Senior Fashion Editor  New York and London markets - IRK Magazine, an independent fashion, photography and art magazine based in Paris, France with editors in London and New York. IRK is sold in over sixteen countries including fashion and art capitals Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Antwerp, Milan, Berlin.

    Fashion Institute of Technology, School of Art and Design Department of Textile and Surface Design- Museum @ FIT and Prelle

    Sphinx Art International Education Design Master Instructor (Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen)

    Recent Publications

    Selected IRK Magazine Print  

    Patrick Church An Artist Grows in Brooklyn -Interview and Editorial Photographed by Mikael Schultz Spring 2020

    'Streetcraft'- Women's Editorial NYC Strret Art and Fashion Photographed by Jeff Mikkelson Bliss Issue Spring 2020

    'Un-Private Skin; Design, Images and Space' – NYC Privacy and Public Space Article and Men's Fashion Editorial,  Skin Deep Issue  Fall 2019

    'First Words'  Opening Letter from an Editor, Story Time Issue  Spring 2019 

    ‘Terpsichore in Modern Dress’- The Story Time Issue #7 Spring 2019- men’s and women’s fashion in the first ballet in modern dress

    by Vaslav Nijinsky for the Ballet Russe 1910

    Barkley L. Hendricks a Master of Sartorial Identity, Fall 2018 Masters Collection Issue- art fashion politics recall and observations.

    More Than Fashion Threads- Fall 2018 Masters Collection Issue -fashion designers with cultural connections and advocacy

    Selected IRK Magazine Digital Platform 

    Fix & Fax by Katya Leonovich Fall 2020 collection review

    "Get Well Soon" Private Policy F/W2020 collection review

    'An Appitite for Fall' Victor Li  F/W 2020collection review

    Seven Crash, Fabrication Function and Fashion's Future Spring/ Summer 2020 Fall 2019

    Retro Fun at Carlos Campos S/S 2020  Fall 2019 review

    Mid Summer Style- Private Policy and David Hart Summer 2019

    Remember the Underground?  London Men’s Spring 2020 Three collection review and summery

    Two Advanced Sartorial Statements -NYFWM Spring 2020 collection summeries 

    NY Men’s Day Highlights Room for All – NYFWM Spring 2020 summery

    Chenpeng’s Contemplative & Colorful and Snowy Land – NYFWM

    Lukhanyo Mdingi’s South African Intelligence- New York Fashion Week Men

    Identities and Fall’s Bare Style- NYFW men review of NIHIL Fall 2019

    Underground’s Digital Native October 2018, Emerging designer profiles

    Two In the Land of America September 2018, NYFW Two men’s collections Spring 2019

    Fashion Remembers Artist Michael Vollbracht- Biographical Remembrance Fall 2018

    Descendant of Thieves Spring 2019 September 2018- New York Fashion Week Men’s Critique   

    Xander Zhou “Between Now and the Future” June 2018- London Fashion Week Men’s Critique

    Liam Hodges ‘Slick Trash’ for Spring 2019 June 2018 – London Fashion Week Men’s Critique

    ‘Fashion Fusion to Looney Tunes Conclude LFWM Fall 2018’January 2018 – Three men’s collections summery

    Performances and Appearances

    Selected Historical Contributions and Media Appearances

    Wall Street Journal December 2019 

    Highsnobiety Podcasts – July 2019 ‘Fashioning Identity’- Fashion and Race- Sachin Bhola 

    Men's Health UK ‘Saint Laurent Accessories’ 2019

    Levi Strauss & Co. Global Management Conference Speaker 'Accurate Fashion Trends' 2018

    Men's Health UK 'Neil Barrett's Merino Wool Jumper ' Heights of Cool'  2018

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

    Research Interests

    Fashion Creative Direction, Men's Fashion, Fashion Photography, Fashion Editorial, Fashion History, Editorial Concept, Fashion and Film

    Current Courses

    Fashion History:19th-21st C.

    Fashion History:19th-21st C. (Spring 2020)

    Fashion Trends (Spring 2020)

    Integrative Studio 1

    Integrative Studio 2

    Integrative Studio 2 (Spring 2020)

    Worth to Westwood:Fashion Hist (Open Campus)

    Worth to Westwood:Fashion Hist (Spring 2020)

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