- Marjorie van Elven |
Joshua Williams and Christopher Lacy have been appointed Assistant Professors in the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design. They joined the faculty on July 1.
Williams and Lacy will primarily teach in the new Master’s in Fashion Management, a year-long program which will welcome its first students in September, 2019. Overseen by Keanan Duffy, the program is set to explore the fashion industry from a range of perspectives, including entrepreneurship, consumer psychology, technology and new business models.
Commenting on Williams’ and Lacy’s appointment, Duffy said in a statement published on the school’s website: “both bring unparalleled levels of experience in fashion retail, branding, and education to the new MPS in Fashion Management program”.
Williams has a master's degree in Global Fashion Management (FIT, IFM, HKPU) and a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts (BYU). His expertise includes fashion branding, advertising, social media and retail. Clients include: JM, Adornia, Miguelina, Anne Valerie Hash, Andrew Marc, Vh1 Save the Music, and West East magazine. He is also the co-founder of QueerCut, an LGBTQ marketplace.
Lacy is a customer experience and operations executive with over 20 years of experience. Throughout the course of his career he has worked for brands such as Armani, Hugo Boss, Donna Karan, Omega, and Gucci. Most recently, Christopher worked at Barneys New York as Director of Customer Experience, Learning and Strategy.