Introducing: the StyleZeitgeist Academy, History of Contemporary Fashion Course

Over the past fifteen years I have met with many students and fashion enthusiasts who have voiced the same complaint, that they could not find a comprehensive framework for learning about the history of contemporary fashion, that the world of fashion has become too self-referential and lacking in historical knowledge. Concurrently, with the rise of social media I have witnessed a large number of self-styled experts who spread an incredible amount of misinformation. Enter the StyleZeitgeist Academy and its first course – History of Contemporary Fashion. In this course I draw on both my knowledge of fashion history that stems from deep research and years of reporting, and my teaching experience at Parsons the New School for Design. Everyone is welcome to take it, from fashion enthusiasts who want to strengthen their knowledge to students who are entering Bachelors and Masters program related to fashion and want to prepare themselves.