We gave them access to everything: they could have a look up close at all the outfits, accessories and jewelry pieces, studying the techniques & materials used by our finalists. They had only seen those pieces in our photogallery or in our videos so it was a giant leap in understanding more about what it takes to produce design pieces of this kind.
More importantly, our entire 14,000 portfolios archive was at their disposal. As a surprise we had prepared a selection for them from the over 70 RCA finalists we’ve had in the past, among which are names such as Aitor Throup, Justin Smith, Astrid Andersen, Heather Blake, Hanchul Lee, Mason Jung and Xiao Li. This allowed them to dive into all the details of the pieces, understanding the inspiration that generated them, the concept, the development process made of experiments and sketching, the fabrics treatments, the techniques and more.