NEW YORK, Sep 13, 2012/ — The First Eighteen is a runway show of collections by the first graduating students of the new MFA in Fashion Design and Society at Parsons The New School for Design, a highly selective program for talented, emerging designers that was initiated through the support of alumna Donna Karan.

Students presented their personal vision, with a focus on process and identity, through a body of work that encompasses highly executed, innovative clothing and accessory collections.