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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Diane’s first show was Runway 3.0 back in 2010, during her senior year at Buffalo State. Her collection included six garments, four stationary pieces, and two wearable art pieces from her fiber arts class.

Working with Runway taught Diane the importance of hard work, and how it allows you to achieve anything in life. It also taught her how to be proud of her accomplishments. Other lessons were a little harder to learn, like when to listen to others, when to stay true to yourself, and how to find the voice of her collections through all the noise. Everything that she learned has helped her to have a stronger voice in her work.

When Diane thinks back to Runway 3.0, all the emotions from that day come rushing back. She remembers her confidence, pride, and excitement as she walked down the runway after showing her collection. Her family was there to watch and support her, and they got to see Diane’s passion and who she really was on the inside. It was a day that Diane will remember forever.

For Runway 10, Diane’s collection is about bringing joy, humor, and curiosity to the audience while looking out for the planet and preserving it. Her pieces are made from naturally dyed fabrics, and some reused materials such as fabric, beads, and notions. The image of faces looking in two different directions was created by Gabe Felice and is symbolic of her material choices.

Tickets for the show are available here: http://www.runway.buffalostate.edu

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