The other day I had the opportunity to view 13 apparel design graduates from the RISD class of 2017. They had the distinguished opportunity to present their 2017 COLLECTION, marking their debut at NYFW. The runway presentation hosted by Robert Geller [RISD ’01], Sally LaPointe [RISD ’06], Rachel Mansur [RISD ’06], Nicole Miller [RISD ’73], Mike Eckhaus [RISD ’10] and Zoe Latta [RISD ’10].
Robert Geller, Nicole Miller, Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta were in attendance. Over 120 models walked the runway, including a mix of current RISD students who traveled from Providence, Rhode Island for the show.
Young designers blew the audience away with their unique artistic COLLECTION which featured one-of-a-kind portfolio pieces from designer’s Lauren Perea, Rachel Yoo, Atalanta Shi, Redat Davison, Kylie Mara, Noah Pica, Maya Samach, Coleen Chan, Abigail Griswold, Taylor Goldenberg, Lucille Crelli, Jamall Osterholm, and Teagan Lindsay. The show, sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger, showcased ten looks from each of the outstanding graduates of the globally-recognized apparel design program at Rhode Island School of Design.