Locating Fashion/Studies is instead taking place on Novmber 12 and 13 at Parsons in conjunction with the newly launched MA in Fashion Studies and is organized by its director Heike Jenss in collaboration with dean Hazel Clark. In their own words:
"This symposium marks the launch of the new MA Fashion Studies program in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons. Placing an emphasis on fashion as material culture, scholars whose work spans multiple disciplines discuss their work in the diverse field of fashion studies. Topics range from collecting and exhibiting in the museum and in multiple sites in the global fashion industry; global denim; the fashioning of masculinities; and image production in New York modeling agencies.
Speakers include Christopher Breward, Cheryl Buckley, Otto vonBusch, Joanne Eicher, Francesca Granata, Susan B. Kaiser, Alexandra Palmer, Stephanie Sadre-Orafai, Valerie Steele, Sophie Woodward, and members of Parsons' faculty."