Fashion Design

Primark Collaboration with MassArt, Fall 2015

Fashion Design explores the relationship between classic principles and bold innovation -­‐ and how each one can drive the process of creation. MassArt Fashion Design was established in 1907, and is one of the oldest fashion programs in the United States.

Fashion Design students learn the processes, techniques, and tools needed to develop design concepts across formats - 2D and 3D designs, digital and hand drawings, flat patterns, and fully constructed garments - while developing the critical skills they need to evolve into a versatile design professional. Beyond the basics of fashion design, students learn the business fundamentals of apparel marketing, manufacturing, and production procedures.

Our faculty offer invaluable instruction in key tenets of design, as well as a broader perspective on the history of fashion, and how cultural and aesthetic trends emerge and adapt. Our classrooms and studios are geared toward collaboration and thoughtful critique - each of which will be expected of students during their time in the program.

In addition to studio and classroom experience, students are presented opportunities for internships, international travel and industry collaborations.

Through their learning experiences, students develop the skills and training needed to convey their individual design viewpoint, and to craft a portfolio of work that embodies that vision.

Experience MassArt Fashion Design

Primark YouTube
Primark x MassArt Collaboration, 
Fall 2015
Vision Fashion Show
Vision Fashion Show,
Spring 2015
Vertical Fashion Show at the Revere Hotel,
Spring 2013
Textile Fashion Show
Textile Fashion Show, 
Spring 2012
Nancy V. Brown
Behind the Scenes
with Nancy V. Brown
Spring 2012
Voltage Fashion Show
Voltage Fashion Show, 
Spring 2011

MassArt Fashion Stories

 Sandhya Garg

Project Runway star Sandhya Garg joins MassArt Fashion Department. Read more

CFDA+ 2015

Portfolios by Gloria Im '15 BFA and Morgan Hill '16 BFA were selected for the CFDA+ 2015 Fashion Design Graduate platform. Read more


For the opening of Primark's first US store, the retail giant partnered with MassArt Read more

MassArt 2015 Fashion Show - Emelie Bergh

MassArt's 2015 Fashion Show featured in The Huffington Post. Read more

MassArt Fashion Timeline

Discover the legacy of MassArt Fashion, from 1907 to today. Read more