Without End-of-Year School Fashion Shows, How Are Design Graduates Showcasing Their Work?
Finishing thesis collections and showcasing them from quarantine has created both challenges and opportunities for fashion school grads.
Fashion School Diaries: A Pratt Student Focuses on Sustainability for Her Senior Thesis Collection
"Sustainability is definitely integral to every part of my process."
Must Read: Balenciaga to Offer Full Scholarships to Black Pratt Alumni, Specialty Beauty Boutiques Are Coming for Sephora
Plus, Loft launches clothing rental service.
The 2018 Pratt Fashion Show Highlighted Sustainability
Gabriela Hearst was honored with the 2018 Pratt Fashion Visionary Award.
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Must Read: Beautycon Is Changing The Makeup Game, Social Media Shames Forever 21
Plus, how fashion can move beyond cultural appropriation.
Why Does Architecture Have So Much Influence on Fashion — and Can It Go the Other Way?
We explore the parallels between the two creative fields.
14 Standout Looks From the 2017 Pratt Fashion Show
The special presentation also honored designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia with the Pratt Fashion Visionary Award.
Must Read: Elle Fanning Dyes Her Hair Pink, Nike Spotlights India's Top Female Athletes
Plus, why the spa business is suddenly booming in Great Britain. (Hint: Brexit.)
The 10 Standout Looks From the 2015 Pratt Student Fashion Show
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.
Pratt Student Turned Nerve Disorder Into Award-Winning Design Inspiration
Turning facial exercises into a cool print turned out to be a huge challenge for the student, but it paid off.
Interns on Internships: Why They're Really Worth It
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.
New Study Finds Enrollment at NYC Fashion Schools Up 34%, Names the 10 Biggest Design Schools
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
Fashionable Nursing Uniforms? Pratt Fashion Design Students Took On the Challenge
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.
The Top 20 Fashion Schools in the US: The Fashionista Ranking
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.
The Top 20 Fashion Schools in the US: The Full List
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The Best Looks from the 2011 Pratt Student Fashion Show
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.