Parsons

  • Profile:

    Mia Wright-Ross is a leathercraft’s artist who focuses her works in footwear & accessory design, sculpture, and lifestyle tools. She is the creative director and founder of MWR Collection, a luxury lifestyle artisan brand handcrafted in New York City, and currently sold in Japan. She has also been a leading designer for a number of contemporary designer brands, including Calvin Klein, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Saks 5th Avenue, and Tibi. At Tibi, she was the Senior Footwear & Accessories Designer, where she oversaw all design & development in Italy & Brazil for 4 years. Presently, she is Adjunct Professor of Shoe Construction 1 & 2 at Parsons The New School of Design, a Freelance Footwear & Accessories Consultant for multiple brands,  and the 2020 Artist Fellow at The Museum of Art & Design. Her design client list includes J. Cole, CVSolange, Robert Glasper, Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler, and work has been published in Footwear News, Harper’s Bazaar, Ebony Magazine, & Vogue.

     

     

    Degrees Held:

    ECCO TANNERY HOLLAND, Dongen, Netherlands, June 2018

    Technical Sustainable Leather Processing & Finishing Training

     

    ARS SUTORIA INSTITUTE, Milan, Italy / Waltham, MA, January 2014

    Technical Shoemaking Training

     

    PARSONS NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN, New York, NY, May 2011

    Bachelors of Fine Arts, Fashion Design

    Professional Affiliations:

    Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY

    Brooklyn Shoe Space, New York, NY

    The Accessories Council, New York, NY

     

    Current Courses:

    Accessory Design

    Shoe Construction 1 (Spring 2020)

    Shoe Construction 2 (Spring 2020)

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