Introducing our Senior Designers

To recognize and celebrate the “Year of the Innovator,” the theme for our upcoming annual Runway show will be Innovation. The primary trend directions include Focus, History or Biodynamic (SS15 WGSN).

Senior designers are currently working hard to create a collection of 4-6 garments for Runway – April 25th, 2015. They will be collaborating with Communication (Graphic) Design and Music Department students on video and music to accompany their runway collection. Check out this sneak peek at their trend board concepts!

concept boardHannah Trainer

conceptboard_awsAshley Waters-Schmitt

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Concept BoardSabrina N. Carey-Cooke

Midiaeval consept board FINISHED Gabrielle M  Bourcier

IMG_0025Francine R. Saternus

Board-3_updatedBrenda L. Hamilton

ConceptBoard_THTomiko A. Harris

ConceptBoardElizabeth M. Knights

Tickets are on sale now —> Click HERE to purchase!

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Laura Picarillo S/S 2015 Lookbook

Introducing the winner of Runway 7.0 – Laura Picarillo! As part of her prize, she had the pleasure of shooting with the talented Luke Copping Photography.


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BSC20141108-0059Laura Picarillo S/S 2015 - BSC Runway 7.0

Credits: Photographer, Luke Copping, Model, Sydney Jaye, styling by Alison Pieroni, makeup by Christina Sergakis, Koukla Cosmetics, hair by Kristin Draudt, Fawn and Fox salon, and accessories by Moda Vintage.

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Runway Info – Save The Date 4/25/15

Fashion Technology Runway 7.0 student fashion show at SUNY Buffalo State.Runway will be held in the Campbell Social hall on Saturday April 25, 2015. This event is the highlight of the year in the fashion department and many students and faculty put a lot of work into this event each year to make it successful. All proceeds from this event fund a department scholarship for FTT students.

The Fashion and Textile Technology Department has an industry based curriculum which means that successful executives from the fashion industry are invited to serve as our jury members and judges. The Jury of Selection determines what garments will be included in the spring fashion show based on the the construction, suitability of fabric used, creativity and how well it meets the needs of your stated target market. Each jury member individually determines how he/she with weigh each criteria and all scores are added together to determine which garments are included in the show line up.

Each jury member has a different role in the fashion industry, therefore their focus will be different when they view the submitted garments. Someone buying for retail may look at the marketability aspect more closely, another juror may feel fabrication or workmanship is most important. Therefore you must take all aspects into consideration when designing/assembling/submitting your garment(s). If you are using a garment made in class, you should be aware that the criteria used for judging is not the same as is used to determine a grade. You may very well receive a high grade in a class and not make it through the jury process or vice versa.

Things to know about the fashion show are included in the link below. Please read all sections so that you are thoroughly informed of all areas!

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Buffalo Spree Magazine: Meet the Senior Designers

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The buzz is growing around town with 5 days left! Check out this wonderful article by Buffalo State Fashion student Alison Pieroni for Buffalo Spree Magazine!

Click HERE:


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Something Sweet At Runway!


This year’s Runway gets a dose of sweet fashion, along with a sweet drink!

Tim Hortons US Cafe & Bake Shop has launched its official drink of summer—Frozen Hot Chocolate. Made fresh with real cream, blended with chocolaty syrup then layered with chocolaty whipped topping and drizzle and served icy-cold.

General ticket guests at both shows [3pm & 8pm] will be able to try this new delectable drink at Runway, in the Tim Horton’s chocolate lounge.


Thank you Tim Horton’s for your support.

Tickets are still available online at: Brown Paper Tickets


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Senior Designer Spotlight- Amy Tang ’14

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A Hong Kong native, Amy’s Chrysalis collection was inspired by the shape and design of the butterfly wings. Our Runway team was fortunate to hear her story behind her collection, Butterfly Effect.


Tell us a bit about yourself, where are you from?

My name is Chingsum-Tang but I prefer to be called Amy. I’m from Hong Kong, and I enjoy talking to people.


What inspired you to become a designer?
I was a business major my first year in college. I felt that my creativity was not being challenged enough and I wanted to spread my wings. It wasn’t until my aunt helped me realize how good I was at fashion, that I decided to change my major. It was the best decision I ever made, I love it!


Where do you draw inspiration from for your designs?

The inspiration began with the idea of rebirth, from the darkness of the cocoon the butterfly emerges. The beauty that is displayed is showcased in my Runway 7.0 collection. From the design and color on the wings to the shape, I was inspired to create a day to night collection.

See Amy’s collection and more next Saturday – May 10th! Click HERE for tickets!


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Student Producer Spotlight: TJ Singletary


How would you describe your position for RUNWAY 7.0?

I am the student producer of the fashion show; which entails overseeing and distributing tasks to the production crew/class. I’ve been lucky to have this experience to add to my portfolio. Buffalo is a very supportive community and I’m looking forward to producing more shows locally.


This is the first year, the Runway Student Producer will be hosting the show. Are you nervous?

It’s going be something new, but if I can handle the backstage chaos the front-of-house should be a cinch! With that said the nerves are starting to grow with one week away…bring on the Runway!


Here’s the BIG question…what will you be wearing?

Let’s just say it will be “crossing boundaries” with inspiration from some of the senior designer collections.


So what is next after Buffalo State, will we see you producing fashion shows for MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK?

That’s my goal! Until then, I’ll be keeping it local. This summer I’m producing a show called Panorama, which will be a full body experience. The production company I’ve created is called Crossing Boundaries, and our first show will be July 12th at the Pierce Arrow Film Center.

Thank you TJ and we can’t wait to see you on the Runway! Good luck and break a leg!

Get your tickets before they sellout….click HERE!


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