Posted Monday, November 05, 2012 - 1:30 PM

Fashion Design Department to Present Talks by Designers, Curators, and Industry Leaders

Pratt Institute's Department of Fashion Design will present its inaugural fall 2012 design lecture series, titled "Pratt Fashion on 14th" on Mondays from September 17 through December 17, 2012, at the Institute's Manhattan campus at 144 West 14th Street, Second Floor, Room 213. The series will feature talks by esteemed individuals from the world of fashion. The lectures, which begin at 6 PM and conclude at 8 PM, are free and open to the public; however, space is limited so it is recommended that those interested in attending arrive early.   
 
Fashion on 14th 2012

Highlights include a talk by Andrew Bolton, curator at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" on September 17; a talk by designers Daniel Silver and Steven Cox of Duckie Brown on October 15; a discussion on fashion and architecture with Yeohlee Teng and Joerg Schwartz on November 5; and a designer conversation between Jeffrey Banks and Stan Herman on November 12.     
 
September 17, 2012
McQueen: A Case Study of Curatorial Process
Andrew Bolton, curator at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will present a lecture on "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," an exhibition he created that attracted 661,509 visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011. Bolton's lecture will be followed by a conversation with Jennifer Minniti, chair, Fashion Design, Pratt Institute.  
 
September 24, 2012
Fashion & Film
Drake Stutesman, Ph.D., adjunct professor of cinema studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and editor of Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media, will present a talk on fashion and film titled "A New Kind of Love." In addition, Jessica Glasscock, research associate at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and adjunct professor at Parsons The New School for Design, will present a talk on fashion and film titled "Future Fatale: Kick-Ass Women of Sci-Fi from Metropolis to The Matrix."   
 
October 15, 2012
Design Duo
Daniel Silver and Steven Cox of Duckie Brown, a New York City-based menswear designer collection, will give a talk on their collaborative work and careers.
 
October 22, 2012
Fashion and Sustainability
This panel will feature Summer Rayne Oakes, eco-model and entrepreneur, and John Patrick, founder of the groundbreaking ORGANIC line of sustainable and socially-conscious apparel, with Debera Johnson, executive director of the Center for Sustainable Design Studies and director of the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation, as moderator.
 
November 5, 2012 // POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY
Collaborations: Fashion and Architecture
Designer Yeohlee Teng and architect Joerg Schwartz will discuss the intersection of their respective disciplines.
 
November 12, 2012
Designer Conversation
Design innovators Jeffrey Banks and Stan Herman will discuss their work and illustrious careers in fashion.
 
November 19, 2012
Emerging Scholars/Fashion & Sound
Scholars Maria Echeverri of New York University and Kim Jenkins of Parsons The New School for Design will discuss their current research on fashion and sound.
 
December 17, 2012
Fashion 2.0
Francesca Granata, Ph.D., assistant professor at Parsons The New School for Design; Sarah Scaturro, conservator, The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tamsen Schwartzman, museum media manager at Fashion Institute of Technology; and Emily Spivack, editor/curator/entrepreneur, will discuss the current and future state of fashion and new media.   
 
For more information on "Pratt Fashion on 14th," please visit www.pratt.edu/fashionon14.      
 
From left: Daniel Silva and Steven Cox of Duckie Brown, Yeohlee Teng at Pratt's 2012 Fashion Show and Cocktail Benefit, Jeffrey Banks, and Stan Herman. All images courtesy of the designers except Yeohlee Teng image credit Patrick McMullan Company.  
 
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