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Shelley Fox

Donna Karan Professor of Fashion Design, Parsons The New School for Design

Distinguished by her research in patterns and textiles, this designer also teaches MA fashion students at Parsons.

Biography

Shelley Fox is the Donna Karan Professor of Fashion at Parsons, where she directs the Master of Fine Arts program in Fashion Design and Society.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 1996, Fox established a reputation as an experimental and innovative fashion designer, renowned for her vigorous research into new pattern-cutting techniques and fabric textures.

A key part of Fox’s work involves collaborations with artists from other disciplines, including London-based multi design collective Tomato, photographer Nick Knight ’s ShowStudio and sound artist Scanner. Fox was awarded both the Jerwood Fashion Prize and The Peugeot Design Award for Textiles in 1999.

Her work regularly receives worldwide coverage in magazines including i-D, Blueprint, Visionaire, The Independent, Wire and Vogue, and have been showcased as part of prestigious shows at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum, ICA and Barbican Art Gallery in London, Modemuseum in Antwerp, FIT in New York, as well as in China and British Council exhibitions.

Prior to joining Parsons, Fox was a senior research fellow at Central Saint Martins and held a Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University.

Career

Parsons School of Design

Parsons School of Design

Donna Karan Professor of Fashion Design

2008 - Present

New York, United States

Education

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Vital Statistics

Nationality

United Kingdom

Location
United States
Member since
2014

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