As part of the much-anticipated new production of Romeo and Juliet, which sets the Capulets and the Montagues as major fashion houses, the Opera Company of Philadelphia has partnered with several of the premier design schools in the region, creating an opportunity to spotlight the tremendous design talent being cultivated in Philadelphia. Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Moore College of Art & Design, and Philadelphia University were given guidelines by Opera Company veteran costume director Richard St. Clair. The task for their student designers? "To create stunning, color-rich, avant-garde designs to be featured in a runway fashion show within the opera -- with a cheeky wink to Renaissance fashion and tabloid magazines," shares St. Clair. "The director loved the idea of engaging fresh, young talent, showcasing the creativity of many of our area's up and coming designers." The costumes will ultimately become a standing part of the production, which goes to Italy after its premiere here. Here's a look at the winning designs from these talented local students!