Parsons’ MFA Students Are Heading to New York Fashion Week and Launching a Magazine With Help from a Big Name Glossy
Following a blowout celebration for their bachelor program’s senior class earlier this month, Parsons celebrated their MFA graduates on Monday in a raw space deep inside New York’s garment district. Every of the eighteen thesis collections on display were painstakingly detailed, some resembling pleated confections, and other people jigsaw puzzles of reworked vintage–they had been completely unique.
“Imagine the finest of the bachelors plan and then give them two years with everything Parsons has to supply and anything New York has to offer you. It’s an intense incubator for talent,” said Parson’s dean of style, Simon Collins. “We identified the greatest we could from around the globe and brought them here. It is secure to say that fashion design has never prior to been studied at this level in this country.”
With well-known star-makers circling the floor (like former Barneys inventive director, present Amazon style consultant Julie Gilhart and stylist Annabel Tollman), it was clear that Parsons wants to show off their talented students to the market. “These students are advanced in their skills and they want to bring it to a new dimension,” explained Donna Karan, who helped to establish the school’s MFA program.
This isn’t the final you will hear of this Parsons class. “We are going to do a runway show in September as portion of fashion week, so this is just a taste of what’s to come,” Collins stated. “We’re also releasing an MFA-themed magazine mid-summer to announce what we’re up to.”
And even even though Collins confirmed that the school has enlisted the assist of some editorial allies (suspiciously, it seemed that Marie Claire’s entire editorial team was in attendance), Collins wouldn’t release specifics, “It’s too early to say right now, but it is going to be particular.”
Speaking of special, click through to see some examples of the MFA students’ work.