Solange’s creative agency and design studio, Saint Heron, along with Parson’s School of Fashion, will launch a new virtual festival coming this summer. ‘Here and Now’ will take place starting in June and run till August. Programming highlights will range from everything from mentorship opportunities to film screenings.
Jason Kass, Interim Dean of Fashion at Parsons, said in a statement on Tuesday, “The Class of 2020 is in a unique and unexpected position. We are excited to partner with Saint Heron on a shared vision for extraordinary access and meaningful insight into our students’ work. With ‘Here and Now,’ we are providing our graduating students and the creative community, a space for discovery and growth.” He also explained that the immersive experience aims to celebrate the thesis and capstone work of the graduating class. The festival is part of the university’s response to the impact on traditional education during the COVID-19 era.
A rep for Saint Heron said the partnership is the industry’s way of adapting to the impact of the virus. “We look forward to working with the students over the coming weeks and helping bring attention to their hard work and unique perspective. As the world confronts the challenges of our current global crisis, fashion and design communities must embrace new ways to pause, evolve, and adapt.”