Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Students present in New York City


By | Marissa Tozzi | Impressionist

Thanks to the first annual RISD Backstudio, the Rhode Island School of Design’s graduating class were recently given the opportunity to travel to New York City to present their ideas to some of the biggest names in fashion. Among these names include Tommy Hilfiger, who incidentally is the father of one of the eighteen design graduates.Silas Chou Tommy Hilfiger Rosanne Somerson Tommy Hilfiger Elizabeth Dee Anne Slowey Mel Ottenberg Elizabeth Hilfiger

Our students complement design with a Fine Arts perspective. We are committed to what we call “critical making” – working with real materials in real scale, combining the intelligence of the hands with conceptual development.

Rosanne Somerson
President RISD

An essential factor for any developing designer entering the fashion industry is being able to differentiate themselves, but ensuring creativity wasn’t a problem for the students of RISD. Everyone involved had totally unique ideas, each student being able to create something different, bringing their own individual style into their collections. Now their next step? Taking what they’ve learned throughout their career so far and applying it to the real world. Here is a taste of each of the soon to be ex-students’ work and The Impression extends our congratulations to the graduates.

Andrea Dyes photo Cecile Chekovsky RISD photo Chaz Aracil RISD photo Clara Drumez RISD photo Colin Locascio RISD photo Elizabeth Hilfiger RISD photo Erato Hadjiyianni RISD Photo Gina Park RISD photo JiWoen Hong RISD photo Julia Han RISD photo Ka Brianna Lee RISD photo Mackenzie Ami RISD photo Megan Mary Mitchell RISD photo Michaela Knittel RISD photo Noah Berch RISD photo Patamon Khoman RISD photo Paul Wu RISD photo Stephen Smith RISD photo