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  • Shireen Soliman

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Email
    solimans@newschool.edu

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

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    Shireen Soliman

    Profile

    For over 20 years, Shireen has worked as both a Design Professional in the Fashion Industry as well as Community Educator and Advocate. She brings her professional and personal expertise and experience to the classroom, workshops, research and speaking engagements, focusing on themes of Fashion, Narrative, Identity, Culture and Representation. Shireen holds a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art and Design and an M.S. Ed. from Bank Street College of Education. Shireen engages students to make meaningful contextualizing connections across various design processes and work flows, evolving their own aesthetic and design identity based on thoughtful process, reflection, narrative and synthesis. Through the lens the Muslim-American experience, Shireen’s own research practice explores the connection between identity development through co-constructed societal perceptions and expression of narrative through agency of dress and image curation. Shireen’s industry design background ranges from the specializations of apparel, beading/embroidery, surface design, menswear, accessories, to digital artist and consultant for such clients as Nautica, Victoria's Secret, Liz Claiborne and Coach, among many others.

    Degrees Held

    Shireen holds a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art and Design and an M.S. Ed. from Bank Street College of Education.


    Research Interests

    Through the lens the Muslim-American experience, Shireen’s own research practice explores the connection between identity development through co-constructed societal perceptions and expression of narrative through agency of dress and image curation.


    Current Courses

    Visual Communication Studio 1

    Visual Communication Studio 2

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