Stories about studios + projects

Nicole Miller in the Spotlight

On April 27 Philadelphia University recognized fashion icon and RISD honorary trustee Nicole Miller 73 AP with its 2013 Spirit of Design Award.

Designing for Deep Space

RISD's artists and designers are attempting to answer a question that's had NASA engineers scratching their heads for decades: how do you make a glove tough enough to withstand the moon's harsh atmosphere while allowing the hand to move freely? In the Wintersession course Designing Space Gloves for NASA – a studio offered by RISD's Apparel and Industrial Design departments – students are pairing up to create functional prototypes that can weather the unearthly elements of deep space.

Rockport and Supima tap RISD talent

As the biggest names in fashion convene in New York forMercedes-Benz Fashion Week, two big brands – Rockport andSupima – invited students fromRISD’s Apparel Design department to inject originality and a sense of play into two of the week’s presentations in New York.

RISD, Asia and Creativity

Inspired by the recent recognition ofRISD’s 2012 honorary degree recipients – Wang Shu, the Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese architect, andStudio Ghibli, the internationally acclaimed Japanese animation house – along with a visit from PresidentXu Jiang of China Academy of Art (CAA), PresidentJohn Maeda shared some thoughts about his own experiences as an artist and designer of Asian descent.

ELLE Presents Student Designs in NYC

David Yoo 10 AP, Jessica Castellano 10 AP and Caroline Hust 10 TX were excited to accept top prizes in the ELLE + RISD Fashion Next competition, which centered on an amazing runway show presented as part of New York’s Fashion Week.

Annual Runway Show Introduces Emerging Designers

Every spring Apparel Design students have an opportunity to showcase their one-of-a-kind garments to the public.

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