April 15, 2009 13:00 ET

WGSN and Parsons Announce Partnership Nurturing Students for Work Force by Offering Industry Intelligence

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) -, the leading creative intelligence service, and Parsons The New School for Design, the leader in art and design education, are partnering to provide Parsons students current and actionable industry intelligence through and a series of special offerings.

"WGSN is delighted to partner with Parsons, whose commitment to innovative and engaging art and design education has produced some of the industry's most influential visionaries," said Michael Gazala, President, WGSN Americas.

"We are thrilled to partner with WGSN. With its definitive perspective on design and creativity, WGSN is an incredible tool for our young designers," said Simon Collins, Parsons Fashion Design.

It is envisaged that during 2009 WGSN will introduce a number of unique initiatives such that Parsons students will be able to contribute editorially. WGSN and Parsons will also team together to present WGSN's renowned seminars to students. To enhance students' understanding of how designers and industry executives utilize trend forecasts, consumer behavior analysis, and seasonal product information, WGSN will organize informational interviews with WGSN trend experts and select subscribers. Exclusive WGSN webinars by trend experts and market editors will also complement the core curriculum offered by Parsons.

WGSN and Parsons are dedicated to offering the next generation of designers and innovators access to a content platform rich in market intelligence and inspiration.


WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) is the leading creative intelligence service for the apparel, style and retail industries. WGSN tracks trends and innovations in design, and offers in-depth coverage of the latest news and industry developments. WGSN's editorial and design staff, distinguished for its industry expertise, continually travels the globe to deliver insight and creative inspiration. With a 10-year archive of 4 million images -- photos, sketches, graphics -- and 600,000 pages of information, WGSN's breadth and global perspective is unmatched in the industry. WGSN is headquartered in London, with regional headquarters in New York and Hong Kong.

About Parsons The New School for Design

Located in the heart of New York City, Parsons The New School for Design is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive institutions of art and design in the world. With the establishment of the first fashion design program in America in 1906, Parsons is credited with giving birth to Seventh Avenue, the epicenter of American fashion. Among the notable Parsons-trained designers are legends Adrian, Claire McCardell and Norman Norell; industry leaders Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Narciso Rodriguez and Anna Sui; and rising talents Chris Benz, Doo.Ri, Derek Lam, Thakoon Paniguchal, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Vena Cava, Alexander Wang and Jason Wu.

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