Academics Apparel Design

Senior Thesis Show

Model at Apparel Design Collection runway show

Apparel Design Senior Show

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.

view the 2022 show

Read about recent thesis shows

Fashion on Film

Apparel Design seniors present their thesis collections via (Un)finished, an intensely personal cinematic compilation.

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.