What is Good Fashion Design? The Shift in Fashion Education of the 21st Century

By Noël Palomo-Lovinski and Steven Faerm.

Published by The Design Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

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

Keywords: 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).

Noël Palomo-Lovinski

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.

Steven Faerm

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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