Academics Apparel Design

Senior Thesis Show

Model at Apparel Design Collection runway show

2022 Senior Show | May 20–22 at Market Square

Every spring, Apparel Design seniors debut a unified body of work in the department’s senior thesis show. This milestone event has taken several forms—from runway shows to print lookbooks and short films. The show lets students work across mediums to share the latest fashion emerging from RISD studios.

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Ready to Reshape Fashion

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Commanding Attention at NYFW

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