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.
Two showings of Collection 17—at 4 and 7 pm—hit the runway on Saturday, May 13 at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium (the ice rink at 225 Hope Street in Providence). Tickets are available online at $15 for the afternoon show and $25 for the evening performance.
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 17 are:
» Sara Kozlowski, a fashion design strategist for CFDA
» Lisa Z. Morgan, a British artist, designer, writer and cofounder of Strumpet & Pink and The Lavender Hinge
» Dean Sidaway, a designer and assistant professor at Pratt Institute
» Kate Wallace, design director of Women’s Knits, Sweaters & Cold Weather Accessories at Club Monaco
Preview seniors’ 2017 collections via this online gallery and find a press release here.
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