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photography Jeanine Oleson—

to work with artisans from the

MA Fashion Studies’ latest issue

have been awarded Creative Cap-

participating luxury companies.

of BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice,

ital grants. Burns’ multichannel

focuses on fashion’s connection

Celebrated designer Marc

video installation Negative Space explores gender identity through


to surveillance, dress codes, and

Jacobs, BFA Fashion Design ’84, and global luxury products group

a surreal narrative about bodies

A 240-square-foot parking spot

of the MA Design Studies

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis

in transition and their interaction

at the northeast corner of 13th

program’s Plot(s): Journal of

Vuitton were recognized for their

with nature and technology. In a

Street and Fifth Avenue is now

Design Studies highlights the

significant industry contributions

series of performances, work-

the site of a sleek platform—

practice of data collection in

at the 2015 Parsons Fashion

shops, and a film, Oleson’s A

constructed using sustainably

urban places and the evolution

Benefit. Held at the Javits Center,

human(e) orchestra presents an

harvested Ipe wood—that is

of performance spaces.

the event raised more than $1.7

ever-changing ensemble per-

equipped with seats and tables.

million for student scholarships.

forming works that range from

The project, led by assistant


Jacobs, a two-time honoree,

conventional music to speech.

professor Nick Brinen in

Last year, students from Parsons’

received his award from Vogue

partnership with the NYC

School of Constructed Environ-

Department of Transportation,

ments began a project to replace New York City school lunch trays

sit and relax. “The platform was

made from polystyrene foam

creative advisor to Parsons’


invites community members to entirely built by hand, working

with a recyclable and com-

School of Fashion and a member

Industry insiders packed The

within Parsons’ own facilities,”

postable alternative. Working

New School last March to cele-

says Mark Rakhmanov, a

with the environmental nonprofit

brate the tenth anniversary of

member of a ten-student project

Global Green USA and led by BFA

the Luxury Education Founda-

team drawn from Parsons’ Archi-

Product Design program director

tion and its partnership with

tectural Design, Interior Design,

Daniel Michalik, students visited

Parsons and Columbia Business

and Product Design programs.

schools, toured manufacturing

School. The event showcased

and recycling facilities, and pre-

ten iconic design and marketing


creative director Anna Wintour. Jacobs and Simon Collins,

of Parsons’ board of governors, announced the 2015 Designer of the Year awards. This year’s winners are Lucy Jones (womenswear); Jon Max Goh and Sungho Kim (menswear); Jennifer Lia Kim (childrenswear); and Steffi Tsz and Wing Lau (accessories).

projects that students from the

two schools developed for firms


including Salvatore Ferragamo,

Two faculty members from

Lalique. LEF and Parsons also

Parsons’ School of Art, Media, and Technology—lecturer A. K. Burns and assistant professor of

Van Cleef & Arpels, Cadillac, Cartier, GRAFF, Loro Piano, and launched the Luxury Craftsmanship Workshop, for which 16 Parsons students were chosen

In its debut issue, the MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies’ new journal Objective examines objects ranging from coffee cups to cinema seating and the contexts in which they are produced.

sented their designs to industry professionals. “The class engaged students in a user-centric design approach to investigate the nature of the tray,” said Michalik. The Urban Food Alliance, which will roll out the biodegradable trays, estimates that 225 million polystyrene trays will be kept out of landfills every year.

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