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Parsons The New School For Design

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Lectra’s presence in the fashion industry was crucial in the decision to make them Parsons’ technology partner. Lectra’s global presence was another important consideration, given Parsons’ diverse student body and international structure. The school has been teaching the Lectra design solution for many years now. Kaledo is at the core of the AAS (Associate in Applied Science) Fashion Design program.

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Founded in 1896, Parsons The New School for Design is one of the leading art and design schools in the world.

Renowned for the strength of its curriculum, the school boasts one of the world’s top fashion programs and has trained some of the world’s most prestigious names including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Narciso Rodriguez, and more recently Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Jason Wu.

As home to one of the world’s premier fashion programs, Parsons is committed to staying at the forefront of creative and industry trends.

“Knowing Lectra, I know I have a grasp on what’s happening in the industry. By teaching their solutions, we know we’re readying our students for whatever field they choose, anywhere in the world.”

Luciana Scrutchen

Associate Professor, Fashion Design AAS

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Many students who join this program have already earned a college degree in a discipline other than design.

So, in addition to being design-driven, the curriculum includes a strong technical component. Using Lectra solutions enables Parsons’ fashion curriculum to tackle the entire product development process.


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