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Parsons The New School for Design Hosts:

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's 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


Takuya Morikawa


Shinsuke Morishita


Mayuko Ban

Ban San

* Scroll down a page for design samples.




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).
The Japan Foundation KAKEHASHI website: http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/intel/youth/index.html


Design Samlpes

Yasutoshi Ezumi
Ezumi_01 Ezumi_03 Ezumi_04 Ezumi_02 Ezumi_05

Akiko Iwata
iwata_01 iwata_02 iwata_03 iwata_04 iwata_05

Takuya Morikawa
morikawa_01 morikawa_02 morikawa_03 morikawa_04 morikawa_05

Shinsuke Morishita
morishita_01 morishita_02 morishita_03 morishita_04 morishita_05

Mayuko Ban
ban_01 ban_02 ban_05 ban_03 ban_04


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