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Jonathan Kyle Farmer

PROFESSOR AND CHAIR, MFA FASHION DESIGN

Jonathan Kyle Farmer is professor, chair, and creator of the MFA Fashion Design program at FIT. Jonathan has designed, cut, and illustrated for Bruce Oldfield and Stylesight (now WGSN). He has taught internationally, including at Parsons School of Design and the University of East London. Notable professional assignments include an education consultancy at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in conjunction with the exhibitions Savage Beauty, on Alexander McQueen, and Impossible Conversations, on Prada and Schiaparelli. Farmer’s personal research focuses on “craft:OLOGY,” which looks at the relationship between craft and technology. His paper sculptures, which integrate design, patterning and cutting, illustration, making, and styling, have been shown in London, New York, Paris and Singapore in an exhibition called Drawing with Scissors: Designing and Patterning in 5D. He has an MA in Fashion Women’s Wear from London’s Royal College of Art.

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