If you’ve always loved clothing, fashion and
the way apparel is used to express individuality, studying Apparel Design will
give you the confidence and expertise to stand out as a designer. Professors
will challenge you to stretch and develop your own vision through studio
projects that help build the technical skills needed to express your ideas.
You’ll learn pattern drafting, draping and
construction, along with how to use high-end industry software for designing
and rendering apparel. And you’ll actually create everything from wearables
made from recycled (non-fabric) materials to collections of exquisitely
constructed clothing for people of all ages and lifestyles.
Each spring a jury of professionals in the
field visits RISD to select the best student-made apparel for a popular runway
show. The annual Collection event will give you great experience in working with
models to present your work to the public. As a senior, you’ll also get a real
feel for working in the fashion world through a six-week internship at a New
York fashion house or design studio matched to your own sensibilities and