SPEAKER: ANYA KURENNAYA
Next topic/theme: An academic view on how people select their clothes.
Have you ever wondered about how other people get dressed in the morning? Is everyone super organized? Do more people just have a big pile of clothes that disappears once every few weeks for laundry, only to quickly reappear upon removal from the dryer? Anya Kurennaya, part-time faculty in fashion studies at Parsons, will tell us about how the little things add up when it comes to your organization and personal style. While most people go about choosing clothes by focusing on a point somewhere between entropy and organization (think: pile of clothes versus Clueless), research suggests that wardrobe choice and style are influenced by gender, cyclic trends, a desire to hoard and most of all, memories associated to articles of clothing. So whether you are trying to slip into the Marie Kondo lifestyle or you have never given up on hole-y underwear or that lucky sock, Anya will use everything from Madonna to John Cusack to help you figure out whether your style is mad weird (or perhaps not-so-weird).
Anya Kurennaya is hip hop extraordinaire, 'zine master, hair twirler and part-time faculty in fashion studies at Parsons/New School. In her past, she's spent time musing about why her fashion students are so trendy, whether people rap in the shower and why people have such broad organization strategies when it comes to clothes. She's taught classes in hip hop, 'zine culture, intro to fashion studies and has researched masculinity in glam metal.
More info: http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/faculty.aspx?id=4d7a-4d31-4d44-