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  • School of Fashion

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  • Parsons has educated generations of successful fashion professionals, and today we are leading the industry into a future where access, inclusion, equity, sustainability, and justice are the standard. Parsons’ School of Fashion engages with the full spectrum of fashion design, textile design, management, communication, and marketing practice, competitively situating graduates academically and professionally through multidisciplinary learning. Our students, staff, and faculty form a creative and caring community who are committed to bringing about lasting change in the fashion industry and the world by fostering racial justice, supporting Indigenous resurgence, honoring the beauty of all bodies, and living in harmony with animals and the earth.

  • School Highlights

    Mission-Driven Practice

    Your project-based learning is guided by a commitment to social justice, decolonization, and environmental sustainability. You learn to disrupt hierarchies, colonial systems, and outmoded beauty ideals and body standards, ethically discovering and reclaiming pathways for learning and creative expression in fashion that foster a more just relationship with each other and the world.

    Inclusive Approaches

    Our work represents all dimensions of fashion: mass-market and small-scale; workwear and innovative couture; apparel for all abilities, sizes, and gender expressions. In all of these areas, you will discover pathways and support for groups marginalized by fashion education and the fashion industry in order to redistribute power and foster justice.

    Collaborative Creative Community

    The diverse identities, perspectives, and worldviews of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni create a safe and collaborative school culture. We share a deep commitment to learning with empathy and respect, challenging our biases, and expanding our own awareness as well as the prevailing fashion industry narrative.

    Learning from Leaders

    Coursework and collabs give you hands-on opportunities with fashion firms including Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Under Armor, UNIQLO, Woolmark, and Kering as well as community organizations like the Special Olympics, United Nations, Goodwill, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Plus, industry icons like Olivier Rousteing, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Carol Lim, and Diane von Furstenberg often come to campus as guest speakers and critics.

    Your Future In Fashion

    Internships with Parsons’ partners — including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, J.Crew, Vogue, and the New York Times — allow you to apply your learning and expose you to new industry sectors during your studies. After graduation, our alumni go on to take positions within the industry including at Alexander Wang, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Nike, Theory, Thom Browne, Tory Burch, Proenza Shouler, and Uniqlo, to name a few.

  • 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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