New School Parsons Paris names Tuomas Laitinen Associate Director and Creative Director
Oct 19, 2020
Parsons Paris announced that Tuomas Laitinen, a Finnish-born fashion designer, stylist, creative consultant, and educator, has joined the Fashion Design faculty as an Associate Director and Creative Director of the BFA in Fashion Design.
“I am excited about my new chapter at Parsons Paris and have very much enjoyed my first weeks working with its motivated team and talented students. Parsons Paris has a unique position in fashion education combining the energy and thrives of New York with both the historic and contemporary fashion creativity of Paris and I am looking forward to giving my own contribution to its growth,” says Laitinen.
Shortly after receiving his MA in Fashion Design from Central Saint Martins in London in 2004, Laitinen and his sister Anna started their eponymous menswear collection, Laitinen, which was shown in the official calendars of Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks and was stocked by leading international retailers. Laitinen started his teaching career at Aalto University in Helsinki in 2006.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tuomas to the team. As both a highly-respected educator and an influential figure in the contemporary European fashion landscape, we look forward to the creative vision, industry insights, and excellence in teaching that he will contribute to Parsons Paris,” said Florence Leclerc-Dickler, Dean of Parsons Paris.
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