Design in Fashion Systems

Parsons School of Design: Fashion Design & Society

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Majors Only
Design in Fashion Systems
Fall 2022
Taught By: Lucia Cuba Oroza
Section: A

CRN: 12090

Credits: 3

The Business of Fashion can be complex and daunting. Fashion is an economic and symbolic transaction between designers and consumers, and yet such a model is limited for explaining fashion as a creative industry. Yet it is crucial to understand the place the designer sits within the industry and how an understanding of the business of fashion will fuel a designer’s growth and expression. Studies of systems and models allows for interpreting the structural relationships and the evolutionary dynamic that regulate creativity in this industry. We will also be learning about strategic intuition which forms the basis of many of the key principles we will be discussing in the course. By learning key principles from systems theory and case study methods, students in this course discover innovative ways through which they can collaborate with designers, manufacturers, producers, distributors, retailers, media, and consumers to realize their ideas. The Business of Fashion is a graduate level course for students interested in understanding how fashion is shaped beyond design.

Open to: Masters degree in Fashion Design & Society majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion Design & Society (PGFD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 4:14am EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022