Apparel Design seniors teamed up with Textiles undergraduate and graduate students to weave exquisite materials together with experimental design in a semester-long collaboration with the Italian Trade Commission.
Long before Tim Gunn became a household name and Heidi Klum coined the dismissive phrase “You’re out,” RISD’s future trendsetters and tastemakers inApparel Design had been rolling out their own signature creations for the runway.
This spring RISD designers are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to dive into the world of traditional shoemaking – a highly specialized craft that's rooted in centuries-old European tradition.
He is hailed as the world’s greatest choreographer, an artist and avant-garde visionary whose philosophy of collaboration and random, chance movements shaped the world of modern dance.
In our increasingly homogenized global society, artists and designers are exploring historical and ethnographic traditions in order to create meaningful, culturally significant work.
“I’m not interested in fast, throwaway fashion,” Marcia Patmos 91 AP told students at a November 12 presentation in the Metcalf Auditorium.
“I’m always shocked by egotism in the fashion world,” notes Associate Professor of Apparel Design Antonio Ciutto, who joined RISD’s faculty this fall.
One afternoon when teaching in the women’s division of Rikers Island – the jam-packed jail complex on an isolated islet just outside New York City – Jenny Lai 10 AP got a crash course on how to make striking shades of eye-shadow by blending toothpaste, ink and powdered Kool-Aid.
Painter Rebecca Chamberlain 91 AP spent last summer working on the grounds of a psychiatric institution in the Netherlands, exploring how light, air and space affect health and healing.