Pin & Tucker and The New School Parsons Paris announced today, the launch of a fashion collection contest for the 2015 graduation class. Looks from each of the recent graduating BFA Fashion Design collections will be showcased on the Pin & Tucker platform for the public to vote for their favorite designs from the 2015 Parsons Paris Fashion Show.
The online contest, which runs through June 8, 2015, will allow the nine graduating fashion designers at Parsons Paris to leverage the Pin & Tucker platform to showcase their designs via high-end imagery by InDigital Images. The Pin & Tucker community will vote on and select the top winning collection that they feel is the most fashion forward. The winning designer will receive industry expertise and branding consultation to launch their collection immediately following graduation.
“We are so thrilled to be collaborating with Parsons Paris to bring this unique and fun experience to new emerging designers,” saidTracie Wagman, co-founder of Pin & Tucker. “Our platform is enabling these designers to showcase the full extent of their design creativity.”
Pin & Tucker is an app that diversifies the shopping experience for consumers and brands alike by allowing consumers to crowd source their shopping choices during their brick and mortar shopping experience.
“This is extremely exciting for our company as we continue to build our platform for both consumers and brands alike,” said Anthula Nunes, co-founder of Pin & Tucker. “Working with Parsons Paris allows us to raise the awareness of emerging creative designers globally.”
Parsons Paris, Director of BFA Fashion Design, Jasonpaul McCarthy acknowledges, “Social media plays an important role in today’s society and fashion industry. It gives students an added window to showcase themselves and their collections to the world. Pin & Tucker is a platform that is allowing us to continue to share and introduce the designer’s collections to new audiences and across different platforms. It is important that we look beyond just the traditional methods of presentation and exposure for our students so that we keep abreast to the industries advances and its ever changing and demanding social interaction.”
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About Pin & Tucker
Pin & Tucker is a leading fashion technology app. It gives people and brands a single platform to crowd source purchasing decisions in real-time during their brick & mortar experience. Consumers using Pin & Tucker can follow their favorite brands, friends and celebrities from around the world to help them make their purchasing decisions in real time, while also crowdsourcing their own buying decisions through building their own community. Start by downloading Pin & Tucker at www.pinandtucker.com
About Parsons Paris The New School
Parsons Paris, founded in 1921, is a branch campus of Parsons The New School for Design, one of the most prestigious schools of art and design in the world. Having established some of the first programs in fashion design, interior design, and graphic design, Parsons has a long legacy of art and design innovation. Among those educated at Parsons are the renowned artists Jasper Johnsand Roy Lichtenstein; fashion designers Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, and Tom Ford; photographer Steven Meisel; graphic designerPaul Rand; and a new generation of rising stars including artist Ryan McGinley; fashion designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang; and art director Julia Restoin Roitfeld. newschool.edu/parsons-paris