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. Leading up to the show, we will be focusing in on each of our senior designers and learning about the road that lead them to where they are now. The next senior designer we will be spotlighting is Carla Choudhary.
Carla knew that she wanted to become a fashion designer ever since she first picked up a pencil. The first thing that she knew how to draw were dresses. However, she wasn’t sure how smart of a career choice fashion would be, so she kept designing, sewing, and knitting as just a hobby. It wasn’t until two years ago that Carla decided to just go for it and really pursue fashion.
Carla’s collection for this Runway is called “Creative Origins,” and it is based on the idea of piecing fabric together into multiple panels to create clothing. This is different from the normal way of making clothes, which is made in two pieces, a front and a back. She has designed and printed two of the fabrics that she’ll be using, and is also hand knitting some pieces and embellishments. Carla is excited that that fabric printing and knitting has given her the ability to really design the textiles and silhouettes in her collection.
One thing that Carla has found to be challenging is making her collection cohesive. She
has many ideas, and finds it hard to choose one without doubting if it was the best choice. Another thing that Carla finds to be challenging is getting the perfect balance of cohesion; to make all the pieces look like they are expressing the same idea while also not making four of the same dresses and having the collection come off as dull and passé.
Tickets for the show are now available here http://runway.buffalostate.edu