Throughout this week, the Cut explores college life, from politics and identity to parties, sex, and style.
With so many college campuses awash with classic denim, vintage sweaters, and other normcore staples, there’s something refreshing about Rhode Island School of Design students’ sartorial risks. The Cut sent RISD senior Kyle Laidig to document his classmates’ style, which included kimono-style coats and lusciously textured knits, as well as bold accessories like green scrunchies, a bright white wig, and a spiked collar. Some students pulled together outfits with neon running shoes and clashing layers, while others opted for subdued neutrals and sensible Danskos.
Click through the slideshow for a look at the best of New England art-school style.