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  • School of Fashion

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  • Parsons has educated generations of successful designers and today leads the global industry though innovative, rigorous programs and initiatives. Parsons’ School of Fashion engages the spectrum of fashion design and marketing practice, competitively situating graduates academically and professionally. You develop your voice within a thriving field while innovating ways to bring beautiful, responsible, and relevant work to light.

  • School Highlights

    Holistic Design Practice

    Your education weaves project-based methodology with social justice and environmental sustainability. In studios and seminars, you learn specialized techniques and innovative approaches to fashion-related work ranging from concept development and marketing to responsible manufacturing and global distribution.

    Learning From Professionals

    A faculty of professionals help you develop a foundation to your practice in design, marketing, PR, or merchandising. Instructors share their experience and connections in classes that give you industry exposure and networking opportunities with fashion firms including Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Under Armor, UNIQLO, Woolmark, and Kering as well as organizations and companies like the United Nations, Goodwill, Google, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).  

    Industry Icons

    Events bring innovators like Ralph Lauren and Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Opening Ceremony) to campus to explore topics such as globalization, sustainability, and branding. Guests including Diane von Furstenberg, Julie Gilhart, and Cathy Horyn serve as critics and share their insights and networks. 

    Global Fashion

    New York represents fashion’s full range: mass-market and small-scale; legendary workwear and innovative couture; apparel for all abilities, sizes, and gender expressions. Parsons connects you with professionals across sectors, including at New York Fashion Week and events at Parsons Paris.

    Your Future In Fashion

    Network with the industry through course collaborations, exhibitions, and reviews. Internships with Parsons’ partners — including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, J.Crew, Vogue, and the New York Times — apply your learning and expose you to new industry sectors.

    VisionSOF: Reimagining Our Purpose

    Over the 2021-2022 academic year, the School of Fashion will be asking our community some very important questions. VisionSOF: Reimagining Our Purpose is an initiative designed to develop a revised mission statement and guiding principles and identify concrete actions to transform our new vision into practice.

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  • Student Work

  • Faculty

    At Parsons, your mentors include celebrated designers, industry changemakers, and creatives who are at the forefront of their industries. Every day, you’ll benefit from their real-world experience and expertise in small collaborative classes. 

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