Apparel Design


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  • Collection | annual runway show

    Every year in May, Apparel Design seniors debut a unified body of original work at a runway show called Collection, which is open to both the campus community and the general public. The event offers an engaging way to share the latest fashion emerging from RISD studios while giving students experience with preparing for and presenting a professional show.

    The designs shown at Collection are juried by a panel of guest critics—professional designers who give students critical feedback throughout the school year and ultimately determine which garments to include in the runway show. Guest critics for Collection 2016 were:

    » Alex Brownless, global fashion industry strategist and founder of  

    » NYC-based fashion and concept designer Mariana Vidal-Escabi    

    » Francesco Fucci, head designer at The Row

    » NYC-based educator and designer Dean Sidaway

    » Henry Zankov, senior knitwear designer at Diane von Furstenberg

    View images of each senior’s collection presented in 2016