*Students interested in this opportunity are requested to attend the HSUS and Fabulous Furs presentation on Friday, August 23rd at 1pm in 560 7th Avenue Rm 402 for an overview of the partnership.
The Humane Society of the United States<https://www.facebook.com/HSUSFurFree> and Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs<http://fabulousfurs.com/> are teaming up with Parsons to launch a new fashion design competition that will challenge the students to showcase their design skills using animal-friendly faux fur.
As part of the partnership, The HSUS will discuss the problems<http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/raccoon_dogs/
> associated with animal fur and why designers should avoid using it. Donna Salyers, founder and President of Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs, will lead a workshop to share the innovative techniques she has developed in 25 years of creating and producing the world’s finest faux furs. The Kentucky-based company will be donating the same faux fur that can be found in the finest stores and is used throughout the entertainment industry.
The HSUS will be awarding cash prizes to the top two designs selected by a panel of industry professionals.
Parsons BFA Juniors and Seniors are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to develop an innovative creative identity through unique construction.