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25 Of The Best Student Designs From Parsons' Fashion Show

Meet your future favorite designers.

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Parsons The New School for Design hosts an annual benefit fashion show where senior students present the fruits of their labors, their theses, and in the process raise a lot of money. This year the benefit raised nearly $1.7 million worth of scholarships at Parsons.

Arguably one of the best design schools in the world, Parsons boats amazing new talent each year (including guests and alumni Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler.) This past week was no different. Let's take a look at the event's outstanding participants and the inspiration that drove their collections.

"The collection is based on the concept of squares of fabrics with cut out holes. This woman is like an Amazonian hero, strong and magnificent in the contemporary urban world."

"My collection started with my obsession for collecting objects; fragments that are reminiscent of specific times and moments. For example, I like to stick flowers between pages of books and put them back onto my bookshelf. "

"Inspired by the venerable English playwright Sir Noël Coward. Sir Coward who has many well-known quotes, but my favorite is, 'Why am I always expected to wear a dressing gown, smoke cigarettes in a long holder, and say "Darling, how wonderful"?'"

"It's inspired by the time I've spent nannying and how we've whiled away our whole summer digging for squirmy bugs in the dirt in the backyard, and the wonder in a 3-year-old's face when he finds the world is a whole new place to discover."