Parsons The New School of Design

Lorenz Bäumer and Peter Price

Fashion Scoops

Parsons Paris Forms Advisory Board to Support Ambitious Growth Plan

The advisory board will provide guidance to university leadership on strategy and growth opportunities and help shape distinctive programming.

clock January 18, 2019Lisa Lockwood

About 20 students will be accepted in the inaugural Master of Professional Studies in Fashion Management at Parsons.

Human Resources

Parsons to Begin New Fashion Master’s Program

Designer Keanan Duffty is spearheading the initiative, which will launch next fall.

clock December 21, 2018Jean E. Palmieri

Opposition is mounting within the fashion community to a potential move to Brooklyn.

Fashion Scoops

Garment District Rezoning Goes Forward With City Council Approval

Approved by the City Council, the act will make the neighborhood more of a mixed-use area while maintaining some manufacturing.

clock December 20, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Rachel Schreiber

Human Resources

Parsons Taps Rachel Schreiber as Executive Dean

She succeeds Joel Towers, who will step down in June 2019 after a 10-year tenure.

clock December 19, 2018Lisa Lockwood

Artisan in Haiti.

Business Features

Urban Zen Opens Winter Market, Discusses Education, Craftsmanship

The return of Urban Zen’s Holiday Marketplace ignites a discussion on the value of artisan support and education.

clock December 4, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Menaye Donkor, Roberta Annan and Karine Ohana.

Fashion Scoops

Change Agents: Using Technology, Funds to Leapfrog Luxury in Africa

Roberta Annan sat down with WWD to discuss her new 100-million-euro investment fund supporting African creatives, launched at the Paris Peace Forum.

clock November 14, 2018Joelle Diderich

Parsons Burak Cakmak

Business Features

Burak Cakmak on Fashion, Sustainability and the Classroom

The dean of fashion at Parsons School of Design shares his journey from developing social responsibility efforts to leading a premier fashion education program.

clock November 12, 2018WWD Staff

An informal garment factory located on the outskirts of the center of Dhaka.

Fashion Scoops

Inaugural ‘Change Fashion’ Event to Focus on Improving Environmentalism

An estimated $500 billion worth of clothing that is barely worn and rarely recycled is lost annually.

clock October 25, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Mario BuattaPilar Guzman & Aerin Lauder host 'A Taste OF Vienna', Neue Galerie, New York, America - 18 Nov 2015


Interior Designer Mario Buatta, 82, Remembered for Exacting Style

His numerous clients included Barbara Walters, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Gloria Schiff. Buatta never played favorites, though.

clock October 18, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

One of Jacob Olmedo's plant-growing designs.


Experimental Textiles Designer Jacob Olmedo Welcomes Public to TILL-Supported Design Studio

Through the nonprofit Today’s Industrial Living Landscapes, (TILL), the Parsons MFA student is sharing his design process with visitors in his new Fairfield Country design studio.

clock October 1, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Parsons MFA RTW Spring 2019

Fashion Scoops

Donna Karan Critiques the Talent and Talks Sustainability at Parsons MFA ‘Generation 7’ Show

Donna Karan, who initiated Parsons MFA program eight years ago, left Friday’s show impressed by the focus on sustainability.

clock September 7, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Presentation of Robertet to students from Parsons' MFA zt Robertet offices in Manhattan, New York. December 14, 2016. ©Benjamin Petit

Beauty Features

Fragrance Inspires Fashion at Parsons Runway Show

Looks at the Parsons MFA show Friday were by the first group of students to go through a scent project in partnership with Robertet.

clock September 7, 2018Allison Collins

Michael Vollbracht, center, embraces a model after the Bill Blass spring 2004 collection, which featured his designs, during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New YorkFASHION BLASS, NEW YORK, USA


Designer and Fashion Illustrator Michael Vollbracht Remembered for His Irreverent Spirit

Artistic and unstoppable, Vollbracht was known to forge his own path in the fashion world, regardless of whether others approved.

clock September 5, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Michael VollbrachB, Elettra Ingrid, and Wiedemann Rossellini at Bill Class' Fall 2006 fashion week show.

Fashion Scoops

Michael Vollbracht Tribute Planned for September at Parsons

Iris Apfel, Bethann Hardison and Kay Unger will be among the 12 speakers who will commemorate the designer’s life.

clock August 30, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Shanel Campbell

Fashion Features

Shanel Campbell Plots Her Future

Here’s how the Parsons graduate is capitalizing on a cosign from Solange Knowles, Issa Rae and Ciara.

clock July 25, 2018Aria Hughes

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