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At Pratt, we define fashion as cultural messaging through clothes. As a student here, you’ll contextualize fashion within a social framework, forming a strong point of view on the issues we face today and challenging them through your craft.
People standing and clapping at the end of a fashion show, large white room, Elie Romero, winner of the Christopher Hunte
Elie Romero, winner of the Christopher Hunte "On Point" Award, at the Pratt Fashion Show, 2019
Type
Undergraduate, BFA
Credits
126
Duration
4 years (8 semesters)
Courses
Plan of Study
School and Department
School of Design,
Fashion Design
model walks the runway, wearing clothing with attachments
Senior collection work by Giovanna Flores (’15)

Fashion at Pratt

The Fashion Design curriculum fosters development of indivi­dual identity within a collaborative environment, inform­ed by self-reflection and engaged critique. Students are expected to apply an informed understanding of materiality, fashion history, theory and contemporary culture to their design decisions, producing collections that engage with issues of sustainability and social responsibility.

Student Work

Watch our annual fashion show and imagine what you might do here at Pratt Fashion! Through rigorous attention to production, technique, and contemporary aesthetics, you’ll develop your design practice and with it, agency to create change.

The Experience

students sitting a room, wearing matching white hats that say "fashion", seated on the floor of a room

The design studio is at the core of your educational experience at Pratt. We consider the design studio a creative space and a community. The culture of the design studio is one of creativity, experimentation, and exploration. Students are encouraged to take risks and push the boundaries of what is possible. The studio is a community to find support, encouragement, and inspiration.

Maker Spaces and Labs

Sustainability and material exploration drive our passion for making. 
To prepare students to become leaders within the creative community, Pratt Fashion offers a wide variety of resources including access to Shima Seiki 3D knitting machines and Framis NOSO technology, as well as a dedicated Textile Research Library within the department and a Textile Dye Garden on campus. Explore facilities.

Fashion Internships

professor speaking to students, in a clothes workshop, describing clothes on hangers to other students, other clothes on hangers in the background

Students have the opportunity to explore different aspects of the New York fashion design industry through their choice of internships at top design companies including Thom Browne, Zero Maria Cornejo, The Row, Altuzarra, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Oscar de la Renta, and Creatures of the Wind. The internship provides them with hands-on experience and professional networking skills, as well as practice in how to write a resume and present their portfolio. Pratt students are required to complete three credits of internship during their course of study. A Pratt faculty adviser guides each student throughout the experience, making sure the students’ learning objectives are met.

Fashion Competitions

All Pratt Fashion students participate in annual design competitions including the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Design Scholar Awards, the Gucci Changemakers Scholars Program, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Student Fashion Design Competition. Integrated into the curriculum, these competitions provide avenues for scholarship support and exposure within the fashion community.

Study Abroad

Immersing yourself in another culture is an incredible experience that can extend the boundaries of creativity. Study abroad programs are an integral part of the college experience, and Pratt has deep connections with university partners around the world.

Learning Resources

We develop disciplinary fluency in our program of study and we celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of design critical to address the plurality and complexity of the environments in which we operate. Learn about resources.

Our Faculty

Pratt’s distinguished faculty of outstanding creative professionals and scholars share a common desire to fully develop each student’s individual potential and creativity. The faculty come from diverse educational and professional backgrounds representing the breadth of fashion complexity. This multiplicity of views and experiences provide for a tailored education that is as unique as each of the students. See all Fashion Design faculty and administrators.

Adrienne Jones

Professor

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Yoon Jong Chang

Adjunct Associate Professor

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Claire McKinney

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Susan Cianciolo

Assistant Professor – Fashion

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Shane Gabier

Visiting Professor

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Brooke Garner

Assistant Professor – Fashion

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Our Alumni

A collage of textiles, models wearing Margaret Burton designs, fashion design sketches and inspirational arts.
Margaret Burton Inc 
Pratt Fashion alumna 2016

Pratt’s distinguished alums are leading thriving careers, addressing critical challenges and creating innovative work that reimagines our world, at a diverse selection of companies and institutions. They also go on to become entrepreneurs and principals leading their own studios and businesses.

Where They Work

  • Tory Burch 
  • Thom Browne 
  • Ulla Johnson 
  • Maryam Nassir Zadeh
  • The Row
  • Adidas
  • Christopher John Rogers 
  • Calvin Klein 
  • Altuzarra
  • Monse

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  • Tonight Black Dress Talks: Journalists 6-8pm at Higgins Hall register online or livestream via the link in profile. Speakers Harriette Cole, Teri Agins, Walter Greene and Lindsay Peoples moderated by Professor Adrienne Jones. 

Free and open to the public with registration. 

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Jane B. Nord endowment, Black Alumni of Pratt, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Office at Pratt and the Academic Senate
  • We are thrilled to honor Francesco Risso, Creative Director of Marni, with the 2024 Pratt Fashion Visionary Award, Risso’s perspective on fashion has made a remarkable impact on the field and the minds of the next generation of fashion designers.

Last week Risso came to campus to share his expertise with our graduating fashion students and critique their in-process thesis collections. The accomplishments of Pratt Fashion’s graduating seniors will take center stage at “The Show,” the 123rd annual runway event, scheduled for Friday, May 3rd. Read more from WWD at the link in our profile.

@asliceofbambi @Marni @PrattFashion @Pratt_SoD

#PrattInstitute #PrattFashion #FrancescoRisso #Marni
  • Reception tonight The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion from 6-8pm at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

On view from January 22 - March 16

Curated by Jennifer Minniti, Chair, Fashion Design and Matthew Linde, Ph.D.

ALL-IN
Bernadette Corporation x SUPREME
Camilla Carper
CDLM
CFGNY
Susan Cianciolo
Eckhaus Latta
Gauntlett Cheng
Giovanna Flores
Lou Dallas
Luar
Jessi Reaves
SC103
Section 8
Beverly Semmes + CarWash Collective
Martine Syms
Telfar
Vaquera
Elena Velez
Women’s History Museum

Image: Courtesy of Eckhaus Latta / Photo Andre Herrero
  • Student nominations are underway for Pratt Institute's 2024 Distinguished Teacher Award via emails with a unique link for each student, voting closes on Friday, February 9, 2024. Check your email to find your link and support your fashion faculty!
  • The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion

Opening Reception
Thursday, February 8, 6–8 PM, Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Curated by Jennifer Minniti, Chair, Fashion; and Matthew Linde, Ph.D., The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion focuses on a scene of artists and fashion designers from the past ten years who have, in niche ways, re-established New York as a site for experimental fashion. By understanding the commercialism that has traditionally defined New York’s fashion industry, this exhibition points to an alternative history and suggests how an amorphous group of practitioners reshaped the fashion capital from the fringes.

Image courtesy of Giovanna Flores
  • This week! Join us Tuesday-Friday for Open Studio Critiques with our Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores 🌟🌟🌟
  • Last day to see the No Wire Hangers exhibit at the Schafler Gallery in the Chemistry building. Featuring fashion faculty work. Open from 11am-5pm. 

1. Andrea Katz
2. Andrea Katz 
3. Isa Rodrigues
4. Yoon Chang
5. Kerry Ryan 
6. Karin Yngvesdotter
7. Byron Lars
  • Last days to see No Wire Hangers show at the Schafler Gallery Chemistry building featuring fashion faculty 11am-5pm
1. Dean Sidaway
2. Jacob Olmedo
3. Brooke Garner
4. Jacob Olmedo and Kerry Ryan
5. Emily Putterman
6. Tracey Weisman
7. Adrienne Jones
8. Shane Gabier
  • Join us tomorrow Thursday November 16th at Higgins Hall from 6-8pm for Black Dress Talks: Costume Design with designers Emilio Sosa, Zinda Williams, Paul Tazewell moderated by Adrienne Jones. RSVP at the link in bio.
Tonight Black Dress Talks: Journalists 6-8pm at Higgins Hall register online or livestream via the link in profile. Speakers Harriette Cole, Teri Agins, Walter Greene and Lindsay Peoples moderated by Professor Adrienne Jones. 

Free and open to the public with registration. 

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Jane B. Nord endowment, Black Alumni of Pratt, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Office at Pratt and the Academic Senate
Tonight Black Dress Talks: Journalists 6-8pm at Higgins Hall register online or livestream via the link in profile. Speakers Harriette Cole, Teri Agins, Walter Greene and Lindsay Peoples moderated by Professor Adrienne Jones. Free and open to the public with registration. This event is made possible by the generous support of the Jane B. Nord endowment, Black Alumni of Pratt, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Office at Pratt and the Academic Senate
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We are thrilled to honor Francesco Risso, Creative Director of Marni, with the 2024 Pratt Fashion Visionary Award, Risso’s perspective on fashion has made a remarkable impact on the field and the minds of the next generation of fashion designers.

Last week Risso came to campus to share his expertise with our graduating fashion students and critique their in-process thesis collections. The accomplishments of Pratt Fashion’s graduating seniors will take center stage at “The Show,” the 123rd annual runway event, scheduled for Friday, May 3rd. Read more from WWD at the link in our profile.

@asliceofbambi @Marni @PrattFashion @Pratt_SoD

#PrattInstitute #PrattFashion #FrancescoRisso #Marni
We are thrilled to honor Francesco Risso, Creative Director of Marni, with the 2024 Pratt Fashion Visionary Award, Risso’s perspective on fashion has made a remarkable impact on the field and the minds of the next generation of fashion designers. Last week Risso came to campus to share his expertise with our graduating fashion students and critique their in-process thesis collections. The accomplishments of Pratt Fashion’s graduating seniors will take center stage at “The Show,” the 123rd annual runway event, scheduled for Friday, May 3rd. Read more from WWD at the link in our profile. @asliceofbambi @Marni @PrattFashion @Pratt_SoD #PrattInstitute #PrattFashion #FrancescoRisso #Marni
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Reception tonight The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion from 6-8pm at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

On view from January 22 - March 16

Curated by Jennifer Minniti, Chair, Fashion Design and Matthew Linde, Ph.D.

ALL-IN
Bernadette Corporation x SUPREME
Camilla Carper
CDLM
CFGNY
Susan Cianciolo
Eckhaus Latta
Gauntlett Cheng
Giovanna Flores
Lou Dallas
Luar
Jessi Reaves
SC103
Section 8
Beverly Semmes + CarWash Collective
Martine Syms
Telfar
Vaquera
Elena Velez
Women’s History Museum

Image: Courtesy of Eckhaus Latta / Photo Andre Herrero
Reception tonight The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion from 6-8pm at Pratt Manhattan Gallery On view from January 22 - March 16 Curated by Jennifer Minniti, Chair, Fashion Design and Matthew Linde, Ph.D. ALL-IN Bernadette Corporation x SUPREME Camilla Carper CDLM CFGNY Susan Cianciolo Eckhaus Latta Gauntlett Cheng Giovanna Flores Lou Dallas Luar Jessi Reaves SC103 Section 8 Beverly Semmes + CarWash Collective Martine Syms Telfar Vaquera Elena Velez Women’s History Museum Image: Courtesy of Eckhaus Latta / Photo Andre Herrero
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Student nominations are underway for Pratt Institute's 2024 Distinguished Teacher Award via emails with a unique link for each student, voting closes on Friday, February 9, 2024. Check your email to find your link and support your fashion faculty!
Student nominations are underway for Pratt Institute's 2024 Distinguished Teacher Award via emails with a unique link for each student, voting closes on Friday, February 9, 2024. Check your email to find your link and support your fashion faculty!
3 months ago
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The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion

Opening Reception
Thursday, February 8, 6–8 PM, Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Curated by Jennifer Minniti, Chair, Fashion; and Matthew Linde, Ph.D., The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion focuses on a scene of artists and fashion designers from the past ten years who have, in niche ways, re-established New York as a site for experimental fashion. By understanding the commercialism that has traditionally defined New York’s fashion industry, this exhibition points to an alternative history and suggests how an amorphous group of practitioners reshaped the fashion capital from the fringes.

Image courtesy of Giovanna Flores
The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion Opening Reception Thursday, February 8, 6–8 PM, Pratt Manhattan Gallery Curated by Jennifer Minniti, Chair, Fashion; and Matthew Linde, Ph.D., The New Village: Ten Years of New York Fashion focuses on a scene of artists and fashion designers from the past ten years who have, in niche ways, re-established New York as a site for experimental fashion. By understanding the commercialism that has traditionally defined New York’s fashion industry, this exhibition points to an alternative history and suggests how an amorphous group of practitioners reshaped the fashion capital from the fringes. Image courtesy of Giovanna Flores
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This week! Join us Tuesday-Friday for Open Studio Critiques with our Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores 🌟🌟🌟
This week! Join us Tuesday-Friday for Open Studio Critiques with our Seniors, Juniors & Sophomores 🌟🌟🌟
5 months ago
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Last day to see the No Wire Hangers exhibit at the Schafler Gallery in the Chemistry building. Featuring fashion faculty work. Open from 11am-5pm. 

1. Andrea Katz
2. Andrea Katz 
3. Isa Rodrigues
4. Yoon Chang
5. Kerry Ryan 
6. Karin Yngvesdotter
7. Byron Lars
Last day to see the No Wire Hangers exhibit at the Schafler Gallery in the Chemistry building. Featuring fashion faculty work. Open from 11am-5pm. 

1. Andrea Katz
2. Andrea Katz 
3. Isa Rodrigues
4. Yoon Chang
5. Kerry Ryan 
6. Karin Yngvesdotter
7. Byron Lars
Last day to see the No Wire Hangers exhibit at the Schafler Gallery in the Chemistry building. Featuring fashion faculty work. Open from 11am-5pm. 

1. Andrea Katz
2. Andrea Katz 
3. Isa Rodrigues
4. Yoon Chang
5. Kerry Ryan 
6. Karin Yngvesdotter
7. Byron Lars
Last day to see the No Wire Hangers exhibit at the Schafler Gallery in the Chemistry building. Featuring fashion faculty work. Open from 11am-5pm. 

1. Andrea Katz
2. Andrea Katz 
3. Isa Rodrigues
4. Yoon Chang
5. Kerry Ryan 
6. Karin Yngvesdotter
7. Byron Lars
Last day to see the No Wire Hangers exhibit at the Schafler Gallery in the Chemistry building. Featuring fashion faculty work. Open from 11am-5pm. 

1. Andrea Katz
2. Andrea Katz 
3. Isa Rodrigues
4. Yoon Chang
5. Kerry Ryan 
6. Karin Yngvesdotter
7. Byron Lars
Last day to see the No Wire Hangers exhibit at the Schafler Gallery in the Chemistry building. Featuring fashion faculty work. Open from 11am-5pm. 

1. Andrea Katz
2. Andrea Katz 
3. Isa Rodrigues
4. Yoon Chang
5. Kerry Ryan 
6. Karin Yngvesdotter
7. Byron Lars
Last day to see the No Wire Hangers exhibit at the Schafler Gallery in the Chemistry building. Featuring fashion faculty work. Open from 11am-5pm. 

1. Andrea Katz
2. Andrea Katz 
3. Isa Rodrigues
4. Yoon Chang
5. Kerry Ryan 
6. Karin Yngvesdotter
7. Byron Lars
Last day to see the No Wire Hangers exhibit at the Schafler Gallery in the Chemistry building. Featuring fashion faculty work. Open from 11am-5pm. 1. Andrea Katz 2. Andrea Katz 3. Isa Rodrigues 4. Yoon Chang 5. Kerry Ryan 6. Karin Yngvesdotter 7. Byron Lars
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Last days to see No Wire Hangers show at the Schafler Gallery Chemistry building featuring fashion faculty 11am-5pm
1. Dean Sidaway
2. Jacob Olmedo
3. Brooke Garner
4. Jacob Olmedo and Kerry Ryan
5. Emily Putterman
6. Tracey Weisman
7. Adrienne Jones
8. Shane Gabier
Last days to see No Wire Hangers show at the Schafler Gallery Chemistry building featuring fashion faculty 11am-5pm
1. Dean Sidaway
2. Jacob Olmedo
3. Brooke Garner
4. Jacob Olmedo and Kerry Ryan
5. Emily Putterman
6. Tracey Weisman
7. Adrienne Jones
8. Shane Gabier
Last days to see No Wire Hangers show at the Schafler Gallery Chemistry building featuring fashion faculty 11am-5pm
1. Dean Sidaway
2. Jacob Olmedo
3. Brooke Garner
4. Jacob Olmedo and Kerry Ryan
5. Emily Putterman
6. Tracey Weisman
7. Adrienne Jones
8. Shane Gabier
Last days to see No Wire Hangers show at the Schafler Gallery Chemistry building featuring fashion faculty 11am-5pm
1. Dean Sidaway
2. Jacob Olmedo
3. Brooke Garner
4. Jacob Olmedo and Kerry Ryan
5. Emily Putterman
6. Tracey Weisman
7. Adrienne Jones
8. Shane Gabier
Last days to see No Wire Hangers show at the Schafler Gallery Chemistry building featuring fashion faculty 11am-5pm
1. Dean Sidaway
2. Jacob Olmedo
3. Brooke Garner
4. Jacob Olmedo and Kerry Ryan
5. Emily Putterman
6. Tracey Weisman
7. Adrienne Jones
8. Shane Gabier
Last days to see No Wire Hangers show at the Schafler Gallery Chemistry building featuring fashion faculty 11am-5pm
1. Dean Sidaway
2. Jacob Olmedo
3. Brooke Garner
4. Jacob Olmedo and Kerry Ryan
5. Emily Putterman
6. Tracey Weisman
7. Adrienne Jones
8. Shane Gabier
Last days to see No Wire Hangers show at the Schafler Gallery Chemistry building featuring fashion faculty 11am-5pm
1. Dean Sidaway
2. Jacob Olmedo
3. Brooke Garner
4. Jacob Olmedo and Kerry Ryan
5. Emily Putterman
6. Tracey Weisman
7. Adrienne Jones
8. Shane Gabier
Last days to see No Wire Hangers show at the Schafler Gallery Chemistry building featuring fashion faculty 11am-5pm
1. Dean Sidaway
2. Jacob Olmedo
3. Brooke Garner
4. Jacob Olmedo and Kerry Ryan
5. Emily Putterman
6. Tracey Weisman
7. Adrienne Jones
8. Shane Gabier
Last days to see No Wire Hangers show at the Schafler Gallery Chemistry building featuring fashion faculty 11am-5pm 1. Dean Sidaway 2. Jacob Olmedo 3. Brooke Garner 4. Jacob Olmedo and Kerry Ryan 5. Emily Putterman 6. Tracey Weisman 7. Adrienne Jones 8. Shane Gabier
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Join us tomorrow Thursday November 16th at Higgins Hall from 6-8pm for Black Dress Talks: Costume Design with designers Emilio Sosa, Zinda Williams, Paul Tazewell moderated by Adrienne Jones. RSVP at the link in bio.
Join us tomorrow Thursday November 16th at Higgins Hall from 6-8pm for Black Dress Talks: Costume Design with designers Emilio Sosa, Zinda Williams, Paul Tazewell moderated by Adrienne Jones. RSVP at the link in bio.
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