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Fashion Lecture with Steven Faerm

On July 11 at 8 pm. associate professor and fashion expert Steven Faerm will give a lecture and a free 2-day workshop on July 12 & 13 from 10 am. – 12 pm.

Steven Faerm (MSEd) is an Associate Professor of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design and was Program Director from 2007-2011. His lecture will focus on the importance of narrative and emotion in the art/design process. Join Faerm’s 2 day workshop to learn about conceptual thinking, drawing, and general design principles. Faerm will supplement the workshops with illustrated lectures about design/creative processes so that students gain a more holistic understanding through student and professional examples and analysis.

In his two day Fashion Design Process Workshop (open anyone age 14 and up), participants will develop their own creative process and designs. No art of fashion experience is necessary. Please register in the July 12 calendar listing at

A veteran of the fashion world Faerm has worked for acclaimed designers such as Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan. A Parsons alumnus (’94) and Designer of the Year nominee, Steven Faerm began teaching in 1998. Faerm has been awarded The New School’s University Teaching Excellence Award (2008) and the BFA Fashion Design Program’s Teaching Excellence Award (2011). Faerm has created college- and pre-college courses for Parsons and several international institutions, and has served as a consultant for Rhode Island School of Design, Otis College of Art and Design, and Pratt Institute. His publications include two books: Fashion Design Course: Principles Practice, and Techniques and Creating A Successful Fashion Collection: Everything You Need to Develop a Great Line and Portfolio. His scholarly research has been featured in leading academic journals. He is currently studying at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in the M.Ed. Program while on sabbatical.

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