Faculty Profile – Karen Groner

New York City native Karen Groner graduated from Parsons School of Design and opened her own fashion business, Grownbeans, where she has designed, manufactured, and sold unique clothing to stores nationally and internationally for over 30 years. Grownbeans specializes in leather, suede, and repurposed fur. Groner has taught Fashion Design at FIT for 15 years in addition to maintaining her own design business.
What did you find unique about this year's class?
Variety of looks

Do you have any advice for the graduating class?
Work with talent and responsibility both in equal measure

What is your favorite part about being a professor?
Sharing with my students  giving and taking a love and knowledge for fashion

Any student that completes 4 years of the rigorous process to become a fashion designer deserves to be highlighted.  Congradulations and good luck to all

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