Kevin Joo Hwang

A fisherman-inspired thesis project turns heads with gender-bending utilitarian chic

Parsons grad Kevin Joo Hwang‘s thesis collection mixes a traditional menswear palette with a feminine take on early twentieth century Southeast Asian fishermen. The 25-year-old California native focuses on making wearable clothes, emphasizing the utilitarian side of his inspiration with details like oversize patch pockets. “Even if clothes look great,” he argues, “if it doesn’t really serve a purpose, I don’t think a lot of …

Deathmatch in the Stacks

In celebration of their new book, The Game Design Reader: A Rules of Play Anthology, indie games evangelist Eric Zimmerman from GameLab and the lovely Director of Graduate Studies in the DT department at Parsons Katie Salen present an evening of discussion and debate about the past, present, and future of games. The book, edited by Katie and Eric, is a collection of essays from …

DT Saved My Soul 2005 Thesis Exhibition

This past Wednesday was the opening for the Design & Technology Thesis Exhibition at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. The exhibit featured amazing thesis projects from both the MFA and BFA students in the department. It provides a chance to check out work and artists that have been mentioned elsewhere, such as Lina Fenequito’s Swap-O-Matic and fi5e’s Graffiti Analysis. However it …