Academics Apparel Design

Senior Thesis Show

Model at Apparel Design Collection runway show

Annual exhibition of thesis work

Every spring, Apparel Design seniors debut a unified body of original work in the department’s senior thesis showwhich has taken several forms—from runway shows to print lookbooks and short films. The experience offers students an engaging way to share the latest fashion emerging from RISD studios and gain experience presenting work across mediums.

See the 2021 show

Read about recent thesis shows

Apparel Designers Delve Deep

With a live runway show out of the question, the Class of 2021 uses video to present their intimate and thoughtful work.

Ready to Reshape Fashion

A new publication captures the brilliant work and inclusive ethos of RISD’s Apparel Design class of 2020.

Commanding Attention at NYFW

Apparel Design grads from the Class of 2019 show wildly creative looks at New York Fashion Week.