New York City, NY — by Manasa Gudavalli
This story was originally published on New York University’s Washington Square News.
The Master of Fine Arts program at The New School’s Parsons School of Design presented its New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 collection “We Dem Kids” at the Brooklyn Museum on Sept. 11, featuring the designs of 15 fashion design graduate students.
The show began with a spoken-word poem by Sean Slaughter. When Slaughter’s poignant writing finished echoing through the venue, capturing the essence of “Dem Kids,” the models began walking down the runway to music mixed by a live DJ and supported by a saxophone performance by Marvin Carter.
The show was ingeniously structured into three segments, each offering a profound glimpse into the minds of the graduating students. The first segment, “Heritage,” explored the cultural and historical roots of the designs being presented. The second segment, “2113,” looked into the future to envision a world a century ahead. The third segment, “Generational,” celebrated the passage of time and interconnectivity between different eras of history.
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