ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF FASHION AT THE NEW SCHOOL, PARSONS
Tamara Albu’s journey to the fashion world had begun with her studies in Decorative Arts at Academy of Fine Arts from her native city, Bucharest, in Romania. She earned her M.F.A. in Fashion Design and Illustration there. In 1980, after several years working as a fashion designer and illustrator, she decided to come to New York. While her love for designing and painting was burning strong, Tamara’s interests took an additional dimension soon: teaching paired with her professional activity. Tamara lives and works in New York City. While active as an artist, exhibiting and publishing her art work, she was been contributing to Fashion Companies such as Hue, Christian Dior NY, Donna Karan and DKNY, Calvin Klein Hosiery, Jay Godfrey, Hanes Hosiery and Adidas. As Associate Professor, she is teaching Fashion Illustration and Fashion Portfolio for the Associate Degree Program at New School University, Parson School for Design. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Wearable art, Fashion Studies, Sustainable Fashion and Textile Industry, Fashion and Technology, Fashion and Science (Biodiversity, Biotechnology), CURRENT COURSES: European Fashion: Tradition and Innovation Fashion Portfolio Fashion Technical Drawing Fashion Drawing 2 Fashion Industry — Design.
How will you become the best?
Realizing how much more is to be learned. It also helps to have a relentless curiosity. It certainly helps me keep up somehow with the otherwise overwhelmingly abundant avalanche of this century inventions and innovations.
What fascinates you?
The amazing structure of the human body governed by the central brain