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AMT Students Among Winners of Parsons/LVMH Art of Craftsmanship Contest

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Congratulations to all of the Design + Technology and Communication Design students chosen as winners of “The Art of Craftsmanship Revisited: New York” Program, a joint project of Parsons and LVMH, and brought 23 teams of Parsons students from diverse disciplines together with local artisans working in areas ranging from Architectural and Ceramic Arts to Graphic Arts, Restoration and Conservation. Through an extensive collaboration with the artisans, the student teams created original fashion ensembles and short documentary films, which were previewed in February 2010, during New York City’s Fashion Week.

The contest judges included: Renaud Dutreil, Chairman of LVMH in North America; Joel Towers, Dean of Parsons The New School for Design; David McFadden, Chief Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design; Prabal Gurung, Fashion Designer and 2010 CFDA Award Nominee; David Turnley, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker; and Fabiola Beracasa, Fashion Consultant.

The three winning student teams include:

– #1 – Team: Seamless Media – Adam Scher (MFA DT), Alex Stachelek (MFA DT), Hyeyoung Kim, Jennifer Schubert (BFA CD) and Akalaksna Kenneth Baenchantha for their work inspired by Calligrapher Bernard Maisner;

– #2 – Team: Half Broken Things – Andres Iga Salas, Yuen Chi Lo, Payal Patel, Sherman Hung and Sooji Choi for their work inspired by Letterpress Printer Swayspace;

– #3 – Team: Reflection – Iker Orozco (MFA DT), Jun Yong Moon (MFA DT), Minsun Kim, Nicole Ferrada, Uros Otasevic (MFA DT) and Yeochung Lydia Kim for their work inspired by Fine Wood Conservation Ltd.

To view the winning garments and videos, along with bios of the team members and bios and videos for all of the participating artisans, please visit

The resulting exhibit, which showcases the work of local artisans and Parsons students, will be held in the historic homes in Nolan Park on Governors Island in New York City every Saturday and Sunday from June 5-27.

Exhibit Details:
The Exhibit will feature works by Stained Glass Artist Nancy Nicholson, Papermaker Dieu Donné, Fine Wood Conservation Ltd, Fine Ornamental Metalworker Les Métalliers Champenois, Specialty Props & Scenic Arts Specialist Jerard Studio, Luthier Nathaniel Rowan, Photogravureist Lothar Oesterburg, Bookbinder Gavin Dovey, Glass Blower Michiko Sakano, Ceramicist Joan Lurie, Furniture Upholsterer Hedwige Raty, Silversmith Valentin Yotkov, Letterpress Printer Swayspace, Framer Eli Wilner, and more. The mannequins showcasing the Parsons students’ creations are provided by Ralph Pucci International. The Exhibit will also present special displays telling the stories of the heritage of a number of LVMH brands and the legacy of true luxury. Participating LVMH brands include: Fendi, Loewe, Berluti, Dior, Fresh, Guerlain, Acqua di Parma, Hublot, Zenith and TAG Heuer.

How to Get to Governors Island to see the Exhibit, beginning June 5th:
The Exhibit will be on view on Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 7 PM. Free ferries that are a seven-minute ride leave on the half-hour from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets, in Lower Manhattan. Ferries also depart to Governors Island from Brooklyn. For up-to-date ferry schedules and downloadable maps as well as more information about access days and hours for Governors Island, please visit

Upcoming Panel Discussion on Artisanry’s “Past, Present and Future”:
In conjunction with the Exhibit, LVMH and Parsons will present a panel discussion including: Simon Collins, Dean, The School of Fashion, Parsons The New School For Design; Lev Glazman, co-founder of LVMH-owned Perfumes, Skincare & Cosmetics brand Fresh Inc.; Holly Hotchner, Nanette L. Laitman Director, Museum of Arts & Design in New York City; Kate Burns Ottavino, Vice President and Director of Preservation, A. Ottavino Corporation; and Ulrich Wohn, President & CEO, LVMH Watch & Jewelry North America. This free to the public event will be held on June 22 at 6:00pm at the New York Times Center at 242 West 41st Street. Please RSVP at as seating is limited. The panel will be streamed live and archived on

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