Championing innovation and originality, Apparel Design at RISD is home to strong, inquiring creatives. Students develop their own voices and directions through immersion in a thorough investigation of their craft. Professors work to help students develop insightful, artistic minds and become confident, creative decision makers able to navigate the future and their own careers. Placing high value on the importance of creative individuality, Apparel Design professors assign a broad range of studio projects intended to help students develop their own systems of practice. The connections fostered with visiting professionals—who are leaders in design thinking—underscore Apparel Design’s mission to provide a fertile space for robust discovery.