PARSONS 2012 FESTIVAL

Parsons The New School for Design is celebrating their second annual Parsons Festival from now till 20th May 2012.  Featuring exhibitions, symposia, panel discussions, critiques and special projects that celebrate the next generation of artists and designers working in a range of disciplines, the event has become a highlight in our fashion calendar.

“During the festival, we open our doors to the public to experience the breadth and depth of contemporary art and design practice, and to preview critically engaged and transformative work,” said Parsons Executive Dean Joel Towers.  Through this series of art and design events, Parsons is able to showcase creative and cutting-edge works by their students and hence, allow the community to preview works by the next generation of leaders in art and design.

As part of the festival, the School of Fashion at Parsons presents an exhibition of thesis work from across the fashion disciplines including menswear, women’s wear, children’s wear, accessories, and multimedia installations.  Titled Five Sixty 7th Ave: School of Fashion Exhibition, the exhibition is on show till 20th May 2012 at the David M. Schwartz Fashion Education Center, 560 7th Avenue, Second floor.

Parsons also held its annual Fashion Benefit on 1st May 2012, will honouring Donna Karan and Sheila C. Johnson for their contributions to Parsons, business, and philanthropy.  On the same day, a fashion show, hosted by Parsons alumnae Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs, provided a preview of the evening benefit runway and static presentations.  You can see the videos of the Fashion Benefit and runway show here.

x Sybil

(Image from Parsons facebook)

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