Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Fashion Design

From Pratt Institute's inspirational campus in Brooklyn, the Depart­ment of Fashion offers students a concept-led, craft-based education at the heart of one of the world’s cultural epicenters.

Fashion design education at Pratt is interdisciplinary in nature, where the study of fashion cross-pollinates with art and design disciplines and is grounded in visual and material studies. The practice of fashion is taught as one’s cultural embodiment within a social framework and learned through rigorous attention to production, craft, and contemporary aesthetics. Students build a vision and a language through conceptual processes emphasizing curiosity, imagination, improvi­sation, and play. They communicate that vision through proficiency in construction and illustration skills, fluency with materials, traditional techniques, and digital tech­nologies, as well as synthesis of germane research. Inter­disc­iplinary and collaborative classroom opportunities set the program apart, offering students tools and creative engagement beyond the fashion milieu.

Jennifer Minniti, Jane B. Nord Professor of Fashion

Assistant Chair
Tessa Maffucci

Assistant to the Chair
Christina Thurston

Tel: 718.636.3415

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