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Parsons School of Design fashion critic direction audio recordings ➔ Critic session with Jeffrey Banks

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Jeffrey Banks (speaker)


October 18 1995


In this audio recording, fashion designer and Parsons School of Design alumnus Jeffrey Banks describes his project for creating "seasonless dress" and menswear that can be worn nine months out of the year. Banks discusses seasonal dressing and the need to break with conventional wisdom on seasonal fabrics and apparel. The design prompt is that a man receives a telephone call from his boss, telling him that he must go to Europe the following day. Students are asked to design an outfit that would look great anywhere. Students then ask questions about the project. The recording cuts out in the middle of Banks' presentation. In the fashion show program, this project is titled, "Ready to Where?"





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