Interview with Senior Designer Tony Bruce

Buffalo State College’s Runway 4.0 Senior Designer, Tony Bruce, a Minneapolis Native who graduated from U of R in film studies. Tony has been spending the last few weeks working hard on his collection for the show.  Check out what Tony had to say!

SV: Tell me how your collection is going for the show!

TB: Everything is coming together! I have basically everything put together…now it’s just all about finishing and adding minor details. I am also making my own accessories!

SV: Fashion is obviously a huge part of your life, tell me a little bit about what fashion means to you…

TB: Fashion is a way to express yourself. It should be fun, not stressful. It is really fufilling and exciting for me and I can’t really see myself doing anything else.  At the end of the day I love creating something out of nothing!

SV: The theme of the show is “Diversity Mash”, how does diversity play a part in your life?

TB: It makes me appreciate different view points from different ways of life and learning to respect them.

SV: How do you think Runway 4.0 will differ from the previous fashion shows ?

TB: It has definitley become more popular. The Fashion Program has been so dedicated and has put forth so much hard work and energy into this. I know it will be fabulous as always! It is also amazing that we have M&T Bank as our Presenting Sponsor, and Macy’s, New Era and Eastman as our Gold Sponsors.  We are so blessed to have people willing to support and create a platform for young designers like myself.

SV: Buffalo’s Fashion is certainly growing. How do we differ from other places like NYC and L.A.?

TB: There are so many unique shops on elmwood that have a great vibe.  Buffalo’s fashion is definitley emerging and embracing young designers like myself, it’s a great starting point!

SV: Who are some of your inspirations?

TB: Christopher Kane, Gianni Versace, Alexander McQueen.


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