Senior Designer: Valeasha Collins

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Meet one of our senior designers, Valeasha Collins. This year for interconnect her collection showcases activewear that has high- fashion details, to appear more elegant and dressy.

Becoming a fashion design major was an obvious choice to make. At 11 years old Valeasha had sparked an interest in designing Barbie clothes out of old clothing. She attempted to sell them to her neighbors in an apartment complex she lived in. Later on, she took initiative in learning how to sew and render fashion illustration her senior year of high school, which helped prepare Valeasha to build her fashion education here at Buffalo State.

The challenges Valeasha has faced for Runway 11 is finding a balance between school work, a part-time job, and having a personal life. She would have to look at her planner to make sure she was on top of everything. What she is excited about is being able to see all the work from her colleagues.

After this year at Buffalo State, Valeasha plans on working full-time while finding freelance work as a fashion designer. She also wants to start fulfilling some of her goals such as traveling to new places, volunteering, and learning new skills.

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RUNWAY 11 – JURY RESULTS

The Runway Team would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that submitted garments for Runway 11 – Interconnect. It was a fun and exciting day for our Fashion Department.

A special thank you to our jury:

Colleen Coughlin

Founder, The Full Edit

Zero Waste – Closet Editing Agency

Joan Fedyszyn

Women’s buyer, O’Connell’s

Allita Steward

Vintage Expert & Wardrobe Concierge, Allita Lee

Shantell Reid

Fashion Design and Merchandising Instructor, Villa Maria College

Congratulations to the following students and faculty who made it into Runway 11, which will be held on April 21, 2018 in the Buffalo State Social Hall!

 

Senior Designers

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Student Collection

27, 28, 29, 30, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46

Single Item

31, 32, 50, 51, 25, 26, 47, 53, 55, 57, 58

Get your tickets for Runway NOW at runway.buffalostate.edu!

*A special thank you to Seabar for hosting our jury dinner!

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Runway 11: Interconnect

BannerRunway 11: Interconnect

As we look to Spring 2019 future trends, we are faced with the challenge of creating balance. The idea of cause and effect, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Fashion evolves into creating solutions that result in new actions. Our Runway 11 theme “Interconnect,” is an instrument used to connect two things together. This is where community, curiosity, culture, and creativity meet, and open a dialogue for change.

Our inspiration is from WGSN Spring/Summer 2019 visions: Common Ground, In Touch, Creative Manifesto and Action/Reaction.

Purchase your tickets today: http://runway.buffalostate.edu/

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Alumni Designer Spotlight: Diane Meyer

The theme for Runway 10 is Remember Imagine, which encourages everyone to look at the past and remember where we started, so we are able to look towards the future and what we can achieve. In the final days before the show, we will be looking back at some of our past Runway designers and see where they are now, what lessons Runway taught them, and how they have carried them through life. The last Alumni we will be spotlighting is Diane Meyer.

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Alumni Designer Spotlight: Veronica Michalek

The theme for Runway 10 is Remember Imagine, which encourages everyone to look at the past and remember where we started, so we are able to look towards the future and what we can achieve. In the final days before the show, we will be looking back at some of our past Runway designers and see where they are now, what lessons Runway taught them, and how they have carried them through life. The next Alumni we will be spotlighting is Veronica Michalek.

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Alumni Designer Spotlight: Gwendolyn Smith

The theme for Runway 10 is Remember Imagine, which encourages everyone to look at the past and remember where we started, so we are able to look towards the future and what we can achieve. In the final days before the show, we will be looking back at some of our past Runway designers and see where they are now, what lessons Runway taught them, and how they have carried them through life. The next Alumni we will be spotlighting is Gwendolyn Smith.

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Alumni Designer Spotlight: Dana Migliorino

The theme for Runway 10 is Remember Imagine, which encourages everyone to look at the past and remember where we started, so we are able to look towards the future and what we can achieve. In the final days before the show, we will be looking back at some of our past Runway designers and see where they are now, what lessons Runway taught them, and how they have carried them through life. The first Alumni we will be spotlighting is Dana Migliorino.

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