APFS

5101

Fashion Systems and Global Perspectives

Parsons Paris: Paris Fashion Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Fashion Systems

Fall 2019

Taught By: Morna Laing

Section: PC1

CRN: 4070

Credits: 3

This course provides students with the theoretical tools and historical knowledge for analyzing and understanding the systems of fashion from both a political and geographical perspective. Focusing on growth, constant changes and transitions of the fashion industry, the course introduces central theoretical perspectives around the following themes/concepts: • The origins, development and transition of the global fashion industry since the 18th century to the present • Fashion as a system and/or field • The relationship between production, distribution and consumption of fashion • The role of cultural intermediaries in the fashion industry • National identity and the concept of fashion cities, centres and worlds • The creation of trade organizations and markets • ‘Spatialities’ of the fashion industry • Aesthetic labour • Slow vs Fast fashion and Local vs Global.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Fashion Studies (APFS)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:30pm 8/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 1:30pm - 4:10pm

Building: Parsons Paris

Room: 201

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019