To support sustainability education, LUXARITY is raising a project grant of $20,000 USD to support the launch of two Parsons School of Design student businesses, focused on sustainability & innovation” as selected by the leadership of the Parsons School of Fashion. The award includes a product launch with LUXARITY where the designers will design a capsule collection for LUXARITY 2019 Pop-up.

About Parsons

Parsons School of Design has offered students innovative approaches to education since its founding in 1896. Today Parsons is the only American art and design school within a comprehensive university, The New School, which also houses a rigorous liberal arts college and a progressive performing arts school. 

Parsons School of Fashion has trained five generations of designers who have shaped the global industry. Employing design thinking and creative problem-solving strategies, students explore form, silhouette, material, and process — including social and environmental imperatives — to create beautiful, sustainable, and responsible fashion for a complex and evolving field.

Across Parsons, undergraduate and graduate programs immerse students in focused training, interdisciplinary inquiry, and practice-based collaborative learning. Creators and scholars master established art and design fields and advance emerging ones while studying a range of university disciplines.

All of us at Parsons are so grateful to partner with LUXARITY, a forward-looking company that is committed to nurturing the incredibly innovative work being done by students in the School of Fashion. This is the next generation of designers who will innovate using new design methodologies to change the industry and strive to share their creativity for the benefit of society. I look forward to seeing these fascinating projects continue to grow. Their work will directly address issues of inclusion and sustainability and it is so important that they are given this opportunity to explore their ideas.

 

Burak Cakmak, Dean, Parsons School of Fashion

Project Schedule: Winter 2019

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