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  • Togetherness

  • Fashion Studies (MA)

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    While the academic experience of the MA Fashion Studies 2021 graduates didn’t go unaffected by the global situation, their final publication Togetherness is a demonstration of their collective and individual efforts. The theses traverse a wide range of topics and show us different ways of thinking about fashion.

    In their research, students explore identity formation, investigate issues of race in the modeling industry, and techniques of self-fashioning and personification in these digital times. They highlight the alternative and inclusive ways of teaching fashion or ways to think of fashion as the source of both economic and social resilience in times of political crises in Lebanon. They explore the importance of alternative systems and peripheries of fashion systems and fashion weeks in modest fashion.They investigate the effects of mediating fashion in the aesthetic construction of labor and workers like les petites mains. They look at magazines as spaces of dialectics and dialogical relationships between art and fashion systems — or even spaces for national identity construction as in the case of Vogue Taiwan. Finally, they navigate the forum of Twitter as a space of resistance and criticism or the new territories of Tik Tok as realms of transformation of fashion media practices.

    Togetherness celebrates the hard effort and work of the 2021 graduates and the final outcome that was achieved in spite of the challenging context and struggles.

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  • Related Work

    • Palais Galliera: Reframing Fashion for Museums

      MA Fashion Studies students at Parsons Paris rethought the fashion exhibition at the Mona Bismarck American Center with the generous support of famed fashion institution Palais Galliera – Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris and as part of the Fashion Archives, Politics, and Heritage Lab of Parsons Paris.
    • Fashion Museum of Antwerp (MoMu): Re-Envisioning Fashion Study Collections

      As part of their work with the Fashion Archives, Politics, and Heritage Lab of Parsons Paris, MA Fashion Studies students conducted hands-on work with curators at the Fashion Museum of Antwerp and staged a public exhibit in Paris to share their observations of the museum’s valuable study collection.
    • InDigital: Interpreting Digital Fashion Images

      As part of their work with Parsons Paris' Unmaking Fashion Media and Creative Industries Lab, MA Fashion Studies students recently worked with photo professionals from content provider InDigital to explore the creation of digital runway images — and the life of such images after fashion shows end.
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