Plus, how fashion can move beyond cultural appropriation.
We explore the parallels between the two creative fields.
The special presentation also honored designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia with the Pratt Fashion Visionary Award.
Plus, why the spa business is suddenly booming in Great Britain. (Hint: Brexit.)
Thursday night's event also honored Francisco Costa, creative director of womenswear at Calvin Klein, who said he wanted to keep the attention on the students.
Turning facial exercises into a cool print turned out to be a huge challenge for the student, but it paid off.
Internships have been at the center of a growing—and increasingly publicized--storm of malcontent lately, with protesters arguing that they should be paid and hours should be more tightly regulated. One unpaid intern is even suing Hearst. And yes, interns have been asked to pick up dog poop, or worse. But are all fashion internships truly horror stories? We recently attended the Pratt, Parsons and FIT student designer shows--so what better time to talk internships than with the city's hardworking design students, some of whom did up to six internships during their schooling. Here's what they told us.
Thanks to a shaky economy, the fashion industry hasn't exactly been booming these past ten years--but that hasn't stopped droves of young students f
The splashy designs we see on the runway and in editorials often take a lot of the spotlight in the fashion world, but there's also a whole world of functional clothing that exists to allow people to do their jobs better or to portray a certain image to clients or customers. Nurses are a perfect example. Their jobs are often messy (both literally and emotionally), but the clothes they wear to do their jobs make them invisible. And as much as popular culture loves the "naughty nurse" image, fishnets and thigh high boots don't work in real life. I know this from first-hand experience, because I used to be a nurse.
We've compiled a list of the 20 best fashion schools in the country. As with our previous fashion school rankings, this is not scientific.
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Last week Pratt's most promising graduating seniors showcased their works to a packed house at the Metropolitan Pavilion on W.18th St. Hamish Bowles was also presented with Pratt's Fashion Icon Award that day--this is when Diane von Furstenberg, upon presenting him with his award, called him a "closet butch." But what having Hamish Bowles as the recipient of the Fashion Icon Award meant for Pratt's design students was that the entire Vogue team, including Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington were front row to view their collections. As was Daphne Guinness, wearing a veil, gold leggings (that looked exactly like a look that would come down the runway from student Sarah Lind), heel-less heels, and giant knuckle rings on every finger. I'd be scared shitless if I were one of those Pratt students about to showcase their blood sweat and tears in front of Anna Wintour. Of course, the students turned it out. Here are some of the strongest looks from the 112th annual Pratt fashion show (yes, it's been going on for that long). Elisha Rho presented my favorite collection, and the graduating senior's got an impressive resume to back up her talent--she's worked for Marchesa, Jason Wu, Diane von Furstenberg, and Michael Kors.