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  • Ulrich Grimm

    Part-Time Lecturer


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    L - 2 West 13th Street

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    Ulrich Grimm


    Mr. Grimm most recently served as Calvin Klein, Inc.’s Executive Vice President for Global Design of Men’s and Women’s Shoes, Accessories and Home, where he oversaw the design of all handbags, wallets, belts, watches, jewelry and eyewear, spanning all brand tiers produced by Calvin Klein, Inc., as well as the soft and hard product categories of Calvin Klein Home.

    Mr. Grimm first joined the now multibillion-dollar iconic brand in 1998, when he was invited to join the in-house design team by the company’s inspirational founder, Mr. Calvin Klein, as Design Director for men’s and women's ck Calvin Klein shoes and men’s Collection shoes. He was soon given additional responsibilities for accessories and women's Collection shoes, and later promoted multiple times throughout his two-decade tenure, directing all aspects of shoe and accessory design for an ever-growing list of brands and categories while leading a growing global team of designers, during an unprecedented period of dynamic growth for the company.

    After working for Bogner and JOOP! in Germany, Mr. Grimm moved to the United States to begin his career in American fashion. After arriving in New York City, he freelanced for FENDI and Sonia Rykiel and went on to become a Studio Designer for Anne Klein and Anne Klein II accessory collections, before being hired by Reed Krakoff at COACH, Inc., as a Design Director responsible for updating and modernizing the women's handbag and shoe collections to target a more fashion-driven consumer.

    Mr. Grimm grew up in Porta Westfalica, Germany and studied fashion design at ESMOD in Paris. He later returned to his home country to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Fachhochschule Bielefeld.

    Today, he is a member of the CFDA, working as an independent design consultant specializing in shoes , bags and accessories, and serves as a part-time lecturerat The New School's Parsons School of Design


    Current Courses

    Accessory Design
    PSOF 3200, Spring 2024

    Shoe Construction 1
    PSOF 2000, Spring 2024

    Thesis 2
    PUFD 4221, Spring 2024

    Past Courses

    Accessory Design
    PSOF 3200, Fall 2023

    Shoe Construction 1
    PSOF 2000, Fall 2023

    Thesis 1
    PUFD 4220, Fall 2023

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