Last week Parsons helped kick off New York Fashion Week with the runway presentation of the third class of the MFA in Fashion Design and Society. By and large, aesthetics were very much singular to each designer, there were, nonetheless, standout trends Parson's designers shared with the rest of the industry: heavy knits and architectural silhouettes.
Ammar Belal showed an ethnic collection filled with prints and Asian faces on sheer dreses that moved pleasantly with her models. Bei Kuo's collection was austere but it was juxtaposed against iridescent pieces, lending a playful edge to the blacks and whites. Matthew Dolan played with fringes and denim, creating one of the most recognizable trends of all Fashion Week. Show closer lan Oates presented a knitwear collection with heavy ornamentation.
The first program of its kind in the United States, the MFA in Fashion Design and Society is renowned for an interdisciplinary approach training designers who work on the cutting edge of fashion.
Sources: Parsons the New School for Design and Deux Hommes mag