2014 Parsons Festival: Making/Meaning

Over 100 exciting student works from across all disciplines, curated for the first time by graduate students

The Parsons Festival is an annual showcase of inventive student work shared with the Parsons community and the public. One of the most exciting factors this year is that for the first time, graduate students (rather than outside guest curators or a professor) have selected the work of their peers for “Making/Meaning”—an exhibition that reveals the creative process of young, gifted undergraduates and associate’s degree …

Meghann Stephenson

Our conversation with the budding illustrator, student and designer

For illustrator, writer, fashion designer and student Meghann Stephenson, the term DIY doesn’t seem to cover it. While still attending Parsons full-time, Stephenson has established a well-received body of work and has opened an Etsy shop that serves as further testament to her talent as an artist and a designer. Stephenson’s new store has a little bit of everything from her whimsical, sophisticated repertoire, from …

Zero Waste Denim

An exhibit of student work centered around sustainable design and denim

Collaborating with eco-friendly fashion label Loomstate, students from the Parsons The New School for Design recently created a curriculum based on zero-waste design with a focus on denim. The course, mentored by Loomstate‘s Scott Mackinlay and Rogan Gregory, serves to educate students about sourcing, dyeing and employing sustainable denim from responsible sources. Culminating with the selection of Andria Crescioni’s winning design, the young designer used …