Art School(ed): RISD Apparel Design’s runway show, Collection 2015, is open to the public


If you missed out on NYFW15 or “StyleWeek Northeast” at the Biltmore Hotel, this is the moment to culturally redeem yourself. RISD’s Apparel Design department is hosting its annual spring runway show on May 9th at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Featuring work from seniors, juniors, and sophomores, the show promises innovative and unconventional pieces ranging from recycled fabric haute couture to bespoke sports jackets. The runway show will be guest juried by a really cool group of fashion gurus including designers Simon Spurr and Derek Lam as well as Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) senior projects manager Neil Gliks.

There are two chances to see the show: one at 2 p.m. and then again at 7 p.m. You should buy tickets here. Check out the department’s Facebook page and snazzy new website to get a sense of all the amazing work that will be in the show.

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street, Providence
Time & Pricing:
2 pm show: $20 in advance, $22 day of event
7 pm show: $35 – $65
If you see something you really like in the show, select pieces will be available for sale on Sunday, May 10 at noon in the RISD Apparel Design Building, 189 Canal Street, Room 210. Proceeds benefit the RISD Scholarship Fund.

Image via the RISD Apparel Design department. 

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