Fashion Writing

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Fashion Writing
Fall 2024
Taught By: Alexis Romano
Section: A

CRN: 14673

Credits: 3

Alongside its material and visual forms, our collective notions of fashion have largely been shaped through language. Throughout time and place, writers have probed clothing’s numerous aspects, using it to augment their individual narratives. This writing-intensive course will explore a range of current and historical fashion writing, from memoirs and criticism to editorial and copywriting, in order to develop an understanding of fashion writing as a varied set of genres, under the wider areas of fiction, non-fiction and fashion work. This course welcomes guest speakers to share a diversity of perspectives and stylistic approaches, including novelists, fashion industry professionals and fashion studies scholars. In reading, we will question how language shifts and hinges on industry and cultural developments; and address themes such as gender and the body; and clothing’s links to art, identity-building, geopolitics and activism. Through a series of workshops, students will experiment with voice, style and form as they build a portfolio and hone their understanding of what writing does and can do, in relation to their own professional goals, interests and values. Students will also have the opportunity to contribute the work undertaken to BIAS: The Journal of Fashion Studies for publication in Spring 2024.

Open to: All university graduate degree students. This course is offered within the Writing pathway in the MA Fashion Studies program.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 3:54pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:55pm - 2:45pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 465
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024