• This innovative program, offered by Parsons School of Design and Complex, explores all aspects of the streetwear industry. Students learn about careers in the field through more than 15 hours of online instruction featuring recognized leaders from across the streetwear world.

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    Learn the Business

    Gain valuable industry knowledge through on-demand video lessons and experiences and acquire real-world skills through self-paced projects.

    Map Your Career

    Learn about all the career paths in streetwear and get firsthand tips and advice on achieving your goals from the biggest names in the business.

    Boost Your Cred

    Learn from Parsons School of Design faculty and earn a noncredit Certificate of Completion from Parsons to complete your profile.

    Instructors and Industry Experts

    Dr. Sonya Abrego, Parsons School of Design

    Don C, Founder of Just Don

    Shanel Campbell, Parsons School of Design

    Michael Cherman, Founder of Chinatown Market

    Rob Cristofaro, Founder of Alife

    Keanan Duffy, Director of MPS Fashion Management, Parsons School of Design

    Chris Lacey, Parsons School of Design

    Leah McSweeney, Founder of Married to the Mob

    Heron Preston, Parsons Alumnus and Fashion Designer, HPC Trading Co.

    Jeff Staple, Owner of Staple Design

    Nick Tershay, Founder of Diamond Supply Company

    April Walker, Founder of Walker Wear

    James Whitner, Fashion Entrepreneur and Owner of Social Status


    The Streetwear Essentials Certificate curriculum is composed of five video-based course modules plus a capstone project.
    Each module consists of several lessons that students complete at their own pace.

    Module 1 Streetwear Origins

    Module 2 Designing Streetwear

    Module 3 Marketing, Branding, and Visual Communication

    Module 4 The Future of Streetwear Retail and Distribution

    Module 5 Business and Entrepreneurship