ReDefining Luxury Conference

The Redefining Luxury conference was held on October 5th at Parsons School of Design, as part of the Redefining Luxury initiative. The event was opened by Kay Unger (Parsons Board of Trustees) and included panel discussions throughout the day with prominent industry speakers including Christopher Lacy, Director of Customer Experience, Learning and Strategy, Barneys New York; Lisle Richards, Chief Operating Officer, The Metrics (Kola House); Noa Raviv, Fashion Designer; Marie Driscoll, Fashion Tech Lab, Fashion Tech Advisor; Ben Prosky, Executive Director, Center for Architecture; Carol Chen, Covetella; Karin Raguin, VP of Global Talent, Christian Dior Couture; Preeti Gopinath, Parsons, Director…

Highsnobiety event

Jian DeLeon, editorial director of Highsnobiety, spoke to over 75 students and faculty at The New School about New Codes: Defining the modern content conversation. Jian held an incredibly captive audience as he discussed how subculture has become pop culture; and how Highsnobiety works with their partners in finding organic ways to tell their stories across diverse platforms.

Defining a Collaborative Experience symposium

DEFINING A COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCE, an interactive symposium hosted by Yu Nong Khew, Parsons School of Constructed Environments, and Emily Huggard, Parsons School of Fashion explored experience in the epoch of The Third Industrial Revolution, post-consumerism and post-digital, addressing how to identify key drivers of an experience that is derived from co-creation and collaboration. Industry experts from across disciplines defined the concept of collaborative experiential design in their practice, exploring what co-creation means in the context of branded communication and interaction; virtual and physical spaces; how to use experience to enhance business performance; and how to design for a participatory experience….