PGFS

5030

Fashion Cultures: Lecture

Parsons School of Design: Fashion Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Fashion Cultures: Lec

Spring 2020

Taught By: Hazel Clark

Section: A

CRN: 1837

Credits: 0

This lecture course provides students with a broad framework to understand fashion as a system, and as a component of culture, intrinsically linked with processes of globalization. Lectures are presented by faculty from within and beyond the university to bridge diverse fields in the theory and practice of fashion. Key-issues that will be frame the course content will include the definition and development of fashion, the linkage between fashion, modernity and capitalism, the process of industrialization and post-industrialization, the relationships of fashion to media culture and technology, performance and exhibition, the transnational dimensions of fashion, the environmental impact of the textile and apparel industries, and the rethinking of fashion towards more sustainable and ethical practices. In this context we will consider the potential of fashion practices and theories to ‘provoke,’ raise questions, critique, comment on, and contribute to, contemporary culture. The lecture course is taken by students in the first year of the MA Fashion Studies and MFA Fashion Design and Society program. Pathway: Fashion Studies.

Open to: Masters degree in Fashion Design & Society and Fashion Studies majors only. Co-requisite(s): PGFS 5031 Recitation.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion Studies (PGFS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 50

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 3:45pm 11/22/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020