AI, Metaverse, and the Future of Fashion

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Metaverse & Future Fashion
Spring 2023
Taught By: Abrima Erwiah and Jeongki Lim
Section: X1

CRN: 13793

Credits: 3

Each week, a new hashtag promises to disrupt the fashion industry: NFT, Machine Learning, Mixed Reality, 3D Fashion Shows, etc. What is the future of the fashion industry and fashion shows? How can established and emerging designers gain visibility and awareness, and leverage the potential of new technologies? Can we make fashion more democratic using new technologies as a medium to communicate and express our narrative as designers? In 2019, NY, London, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks emitted 241,000 tons of CO2, the equivalent to lighting Times Square for 58 years. The fashion industry is long overdue for systems change. What other tools exist for brands to present collections and consumers to interact with designers’ work? In the midst of the fast-transforming technological landscape, it is imperative to engage with emerging tools that afford opportunities to reexamine the existing paradigm and use fashion as a design intervention for equity, sustainability, and social justice. This interdisciplinary studio class will examine the current practice and potential application of emerging technologies from a multidisciplinary perspective - from fashion, design, art, management, design strategy, activism, computer science, and new media. Students will engage with critical reading, multi-media content, and technological tools on the subject, and apply their learnings into projects reflective of their interests using design research methodologies. Their insights can be applied to artistic and creative practice, and management strategies for corporate and social innovation. No programming experience is required for this course; all disciplinary backgrounds are welcomed.

Open to: All university upper-level undergraduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 12:52am EDT 5/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/25/2023 - 5/10/2023
Days: TBD
Times: TBD
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 5/11/2023 - 5/17/2023