PGFS

5020

Interpreting Fashion

Parsons School of Design: Fashion Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Interpreting Fashion

Spring 2019

Taught By: Mei Rado

Section: A

CRN: 1978

Credits: 3

Building on “Fashion Studies: Key Concepts” and “Fashion, History and Mediation,” completed in the first semester, this course reflects critically on empirical research as a practice and a process. Students will engage in methodologies that are employed in fashion studies and reflect on how research findings are produced and interpreted. Informed by this critical methodological analysis they will pursue their own case-studies in which they research and interpret fashion as material culture and cultural practice. Students will develop a field study of fashion and engage in intersubjective research such as observation and interviews and position their own findings in relation to the scholarly discourse of fashion studies. The aim of the course is to challenge students to advance their research and analytical skills, to cross disciplinary boundaries and to develop new and original perspectives towards future fashion research. Combined with the lecture “Fashion Cultures,” which opens up global perspectives on fashion as culture, system and industry, the course prepares students for the advanced study of fashion in the second year.

Open to: Masters degree in Fashion Studies majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion Studies (PGFS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 10:02pm 9/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 1:00pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019

Interpreting Fashion

Spring 2019

Taught By: Mei Rado

Section: B

CRN: 2579

Credits: 3

Building on “Fashion Studies: Key Concepts” and “Fashion, History and Mediation,” completed in the first semester, this course reflects critically on empirical research as a practice and a process. Students will engage in methodologies that are employed in fashion studies and reflect on how research findings are produced and interpreted. Informed by this critical methodological analysis they will pursue their own case-studies in which they research and interpret fashion as material culture and cultural practice. Students will develop a field study of fashion and engage in intersubjective research such as observation and interviews and position their own findings in relation to the scholarly discourse of fashion studies. The aim of the course is to challenge students to advance their research and analytical skills, to cross disciplinary boundaries and to develop new and original perspectives towards future fashion research. Combined with the lecture “Fashion Cultures,” which opens up global perspectives on fashion as culture, system and industry, the course prepares students for the advanced study of fashion in the second year.

Open to: Masters degree in Fashion Studies majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion Studies (PGFS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 10:02pm 9/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:00pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 611

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/7/2019