For Noah Berch 15 AP, the cobblestones that line RISD buildings are just another catwalk. Since last summer, the sophomore has been writing about RISD street fashion for CollegeFashionista, a popular blog that showcases glam style trends on campuses around the world.
Each week, Berch takes a snapshot of a fashionista/fashionisto with an interesting look to post to the site. Who makes the cut? Students donning fun coats, playful textiles and accessories that pop. He strives to “provide an inside look at what people are like here [at RISD],” the apparel designer tells The All-Nighter, the school’s student online newspaper.
Can’t get enough RISD street fashion? See CollegeFashionista.com for more chic stylings.
The Designed By: RISD capsule collections students created in collaboration with Urban Outfitters (see video in previous post) launched last week at the UO flagship store on Broadway as part of NY Fashion’s Night Out.
Amanda Goss 12 AP, Helen Wu 12 AP and Emily Shaw 12 AP were excited to attend the opening and see how great their work looks in the store.
photos courtesy of Jaime Marland
A couple of years ago Ryan Novelline 12 IL drew from his childhood memories of Golden Books to design and make this wonderfully gaudy gown from repurposed copies of the kid-lit series. But back when he was scrambling to complete the project for a RISD Apparel Design studio, he didn’t quite realize it would have lasting pay-off.
After riding a wave of national publicity around the project in 2011 – Style Italy called the dress “jaw-dropping” and Random House Kids proclaimed its love by noting: “Golden Books transform into a couture gown even Cinderella would envy!” – Ryan recently found out that his Golden Book Gown will be included in Avant-Garde Fashion, a French book due out next year. It features work by “the 100 finest designers from around the world.”
A RISD/Brown Dual Degree student has won the first-ever scholarship competition from The Limited stores. Colin MacGregor 14 AP, a sophomore studying Apparel Design at RISD and Economics at Brown, was thrilled to win the $5,000 award, which was presented to him last Thursday by Jim Bennett (right), director of Economic Development for the city, and Kayla Molis, store manager at Providence Place.
In his winning essay, Colin defined personal success and the role of passion and hard work in enabling talent to flourish. Linda Heasley, CEO of The Limited, commended him on his eloquence, noting that his essay “truly stood out.”
She went on to note that the local college community is brimming with talent in the fashion sector, which is why The Limited chose Providence to launch its first scholarship. In addition, many RISD Apparel Design faculty members – including Tina Lutz, Elizabeth Bentley and Donna Gustavsen – have included The Limited among their clients.
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras noted, “I am thankful that The Limited recognizes the creative potential of our students. I congratulate Colin and look forward to keeping him and many of his classmates in Providence to help us grow our creative economy.”
If you’re out and about in Providence today be sure to stop by the infinitely wonderful spring Student Art + Design Sale on Benefit Street.
And you’ll also find more student work – though not for sale – at an unlikely venue just over the hill: at Clad In, the designer clothing shop in Wayland Square.
Pamela Unwin-Barkley’s Foundation Studies students (including Sheldon and Elliot) have been folding lots of Bristol paper lately in preparation for their site-specific installation, which opens to the public today.
Read more about it in Sculpture with Style.