From Pratt’s inspirational campus in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, the 时尚 Department offers students a concept-led, craft-based education at the heart of one of the world's cultural epicenters.
Pratt takes the city of New York as its urban laboratory, offering students a wealth of opportunities to gain crucial experience beyond the classroom environment. Museums, archives, and design studios familiarize students with design processes and histories; internships at top design companies such as Zero Maria Cornejo, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, and Donna Karan offer hands-on experience and professional networking. All Pratt fashion students participate in annual design competitions sponsored by the CFDA and YMA FSF; competitions sponsored by companies such as Cotton Incorporated and Supima Cotton are integrated into the curriculum, providing avenues for scholarship support and exposure within the fashion community. Public critiques with faculty, peers和 outside design authorities help students crystallize and articulate their design visions. A mandate to show work publicly—in gallery environments, on the street, in showrooms—instills appreciation for the true spectacle of fashion.
The 时尚 faculty is comprised of professional practitioners from across the industry, including directors at top design houses, historians, curators, and craftspeople. Some have worked for Donna Karan, Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo, Nike, Liz Claiborne, Fole & Corinna, Ralph Lauren, and Geoffrey Beene; some have built their own companies such as Study-NY, to promote modern sustainable fashion, millinery和 more. 该ir work has been featured in a wide range of publications including the 纽约时报, 本质 杂志， 推子和 纽约客. Seen on stage and screen at the Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway, and on Bravo TV, faculty work has also sold in Barney’s New York, Henri Bendel, Saks Fifth Avenue和 countless independent retailers.
Guest practitioners from all fashion backgrounds join faculty in the classroom as visiting lecturers, advisors和 critics. Each semester, a full roster of fashion experts is invited to talk theory and practice with Pratt students.