April 18: Japan Fashion Now

Parsons The New School for Design


KAKEHASHI Project ・The Bridge for Tomorrow

Friday, April 18, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Followed by a reception with designers

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
(formerly known as Tishman Auditorium)
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

Five emerging Japanese fashion designers, including those who participated in Fashion Week Tokyo, will introduce their design and philosophy to deepen the understanding of and interest in Japanese esthetics.

Having produced designers such as Yoji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake, Japan is the country known for appreciating artistry and craftsmanship. Its rich culture has mesmerized many fashion designers and has been a source of imagination.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please click here or the register button on this page.


Simon Collins, Dean, School of Fashion, Parsons The New School for Design

Simon Collins is Dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design. In this position since April 2008, Collins oversees the school renowned BFA degree program in Fashion Design; Associate Degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing; and a new MFA in Fashion Design and Society initiated through a gift from Parsons alumna Donna Karan.



Name Brand
Yasutoshi Ezumi Yasutoshi Ezumi
Akiko Iwata saisir
Takuya Morikawa TaaKK
Shinsuke Morishita LAMARCK
Mayuko Ban Ban San



Parsons The New School for Design

Parsons The New School for Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of art and design disciplines. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.


The Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation is Japan’s public institution dedicated to sharing Japanese culture and language with people throughout the world. By presenting diverse aspects of Japanese culture, we create platforms of communication and understanding between the peoples of the world and Japan.

This program is part of the “KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow-” within the Youth Exchange Program with North America promoted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA).