Senior Designer Spotlight- Meghan McNicholl

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Meghan McNicholl ’14, will debut her senior collection of women’s wear at Buffalo State’s Runway 7.0 Annual Fashion Show on May 10. The runway team spoke with her about her design philosophy, involvement in the fashion industry, and her adventure in Runway 7.0.


Fanta: When did you start designing and how did you end up at Buffalo State?

Meghan: I started to design my senior year of high school, that’s when I got more into it. When applying to SUNY Buffalo state I thought it would be a good school to start up construction and also knew they had the 3+1 program with FIT.


Fanta: What inspired your collection for Runway 7.0? 

 Meghan: For this collection I went very bohemian and quirky. I got my inspiration for this design on WGSN, I really loved the neo geo forecast. I thought the cracked egg shells really spoke to the Chrysalis theme of Runway 7.0, with the  life cycle of a bird hatching from an egg.


Fanta: If you could design for one celebrity, who would it be and why?

 Meghan: I would design for the Olsen twins, Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Richie. I like their style because it more down to earth but still very stylish and unique.


Fanta: Could you give us a little preview of what to expect at Runway? What type of collection are you showing and what’s your color scheme?

Meghan: My collection is very wearable. There are a lot of geometric shapes and ‘cracked’ edge details that make my pieces unique. My color scheme is very light and springy, mixed with earthy tones and a hint of robins egg blue. I also created and digitally printed two of my prints used in my collection!

See Meghan’s collection and more at Runway, May 10th! Click HERE to purchase your tickets today!

Fanta K. ~P.R.


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