PLFS
4014

New York Fashion

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

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
New York Fashion
Spring 2024
Taught By: Christina Moon
Section: A

CRN: 15001

Credits: 3

This course looks at the making of “New York Fashion,” as an imaginary, aesthetic style, industry, practice, social and economic force, and global fashion capital of the world. Exploring its meanings through discourse, material culture, image and film, we will treat “New York Fashion” as an object of inquiry whose meanings are continuously produced, negotiated, and defined. How might we understand New York fashion through notions of creativity, technology, the historical transformations of the city, as immigration and labor, as the ecological making of material culture and design forms? How is New York fashion an experiment that is lived, designed, shopped, styled, visualized, performed, and worn on streets and neighborhoods? How is New York Fashion imagined through images, media, television and film, as a global imaginary of creativity and desire? What is New York Fashion as a sensibility or attitude, as sartorial communication or vernacular style? New York Fashion is an entity and energy that brings to it all those wanting to participate in its creative possibilities, its rags to riches stories, to live out a dream of expressing oneself openly, creatively, and freely. This course seeks new narratives to make visible alternative histories of what New York Fashion might be while using the city as a classroom. Students will also have the opportunity to collectively shape what’s explored together in this course.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. One of these courses should be 3000-level.

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: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 12:28am EDT 5/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 913
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024