"It's an incredibly tough and competitive industry, but I think that's good," Gunn continued. "It means you have to be agile, you have to have your antenna up for all the variables that can possibly happen and you have to have a steady path. It doesn't have to be a straight path. It needs to navigate curves wherever they may happen to lie."
If the BFA collections shown on Monday night are any indication, then the latest round of graduates certainly have the talent in place to be successful and the technical ability. The highlight of the evening was the fashion show featuring the top BFA students' collections, and in many respects it was almost more exciting than four weeks of fashion weeks combined. There was the thrilling sense of the possibility of something new, something fresh and something never-before-seen. The excitement in the room was palpable, and the polished and professional collections drove the point home of Parsons' success as design educators.
Before the show, Parsons Womenswear Designer of the Year Stephanie Suberville described her starting point for her final collection.