Let’s meet the 9 bright talents that have emerged from Parsons MFA Fashion.
Venus Lo’s "plastic-meets-workwear" collection of menswear inspired by hoarders, with clothes frilling and fraying around the models’ bodies. By inserting found pieces of fabric throughout her knitwear, the designer created a textural fabric that seems to bulge and bubble around its wearer.
Venus Lo 的男装系列《当塑料遇上工装》灵感源自拾荒人，以流苏饰边和磨毛效果的布料，布满了模特周身，通过在针织衣服里填塞进零散的布料，设计师旨在创造一种膨胀的泡泡的效果。
Amanda explored the physical, psychological and metaphorical baggage and abstracted into the symbolic plastic bag, which relates to labour and production, another issue in women’s rights. She wanted to explore the colour white in knit and recreate the feeling of plastic without using plastic. Shoutout to the sneakers, white Converse with New York-y phrases like "Have a Nice Day" either printed or written on the sites, which have instant retail appeal.
A true romantic at heart, Caroline Hu believes in the power of beauty and poetry to make us forget the difficult world around us. Inspired by Renaissance art, Caroline wanted to recreate the effect of brushstrokes through textile.
From Parsons MFA Spring 2018 Ready-to-wear collection, knitwear covered a large part of the show. Knitwear is innovative and experimental by adding fine handmade details and revealing asymmetry, deconstruction, dislocation or tear in design, like seeing a new transformation of the fabrics in many ways.
Parsons’s fashion design MFA program is one of the few in the United States, making it extremely competitive!
Who will be the next Fashion Industry Rookie? We shall wait and see!