What is Good Fashion Design? The Shift in Fashion Education of the 21st Century
The present fashion industry is in need of major shifts in practice and focus due to shifts in technology, the economy and consumer focus on sustainability. To better accomodate the future of fashion design, conceptual design which borrows from art market practices must be incoporated into fashion curriculum. Traditional vocational study must be replaced by a multi-disciplinary approach and refined to accommodate a higher level approach to fashion
||Fashion Design, Sustainability, Conceptual Design, Multi Disciplinary Education, Technology
Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.89-98.
Article: Print (Spiral Bound).
Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.132MB).
Assistant Professor, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
Noël Palomo-Lovinski. Noël has a BFA from Parsons School of
Design, an MA from New York University in Visual Culture
and an MFA from Kent State University. Noël worked in the
fashion industry for several years before teaching at
Parsons and then Kent State University where she is
currently an Assistant Professor. She teaches fashion
design, illustration, design history and theory. She
creates art/design pieces focused on the pop culture
phenomenon of confessions. Noël is interested in the
history of design, design theory, and style and pop culture.
Parsons the New School for Design, NY, USA
Steven Faerm is currently the Director of the BFA Fashion
Design Program at Parsons The New School for Design in New
York City. A Parsons alumn (‘94), he was nominated for the
prestigious ‘Designer of the Year Award’ during his final
year and went on to work for such designers as Marc Jacobs
and Donna Karan. Steven began teaching in 1998 and was
awarded the ‘University Teaching Excellence Award’ in
2008. He is the author of “The Fashion Design Course Book”
to be released by Barron’s in 2010.
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