Haute Detour

“The more-than-a-century-old Parsons School boasts big-name fashion-industry alumni, including Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Anna Sui and Donna Karan.” But those designers were all focused on making clothes for human beings. Today, some Parsons’ students are targeting a different market (one where no one complains that a shirt is too itchy). Sarah E. Needleman in WSJ (Gift Article): A $55,000 Fashion Education Now Means Learning to Make Chic Outfits for Roblox Avatars. “Roblox’s classic blocky avatars lack necks, fingers and noses, and they walk without bending their knees or ankles. That doesn’t mean they can’t look hip.”

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