Sunday, May 10, 2009

RISD's Annual Runway Show is Saturday May 16

RISD's Apparel Design Department presents their own Project Runway
at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence RI
Main show at 7pm: $24-$62
2pm preview: $17 (advance); $22 (day of show)
For tickets and directions: or call 401 421 2787
Proceeds benefit RISD Scholarship Fund

Every spring RISD’s Apparel Design students have an opportunity to drape, zipper and buckle their creations on to fabulous looking models who offer the perfect foil for showing the clothing to an admiring public. The runway show takes place at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, a restored 1920s theater appropriate to the on-stage drama. For an enthusiastic audience of RISD people and community members it’s the first and best chance to get an up-close view of the fashion tastemakers and trendsetters of the future.

Work for each Collection is chosen by a panel of guest critics and represents specific assignments given to sophomores, juniors and seniors in Apparel Design. Seniors display their thesis projects — unified bodies of work that showcase professional-grade conceptual and technical skills; juniors focus on knitwear projects and coat collections; sophomore “innovatives” projects are created from nontraditional materials.

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