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Experience all the front row luxury and red carpet glamour of Buffalo State Fashion & Textile Technology’s RUNWAY fashion show.

VIP Lounge Sponsored by:


KC You There

VIP ticket guests will be treated to a fashion event experience like no other!

VIP package includes:

Front Row seat at the Runway fashion show

Access to private VIP lounge

LIVE Fashion Illustration by Buffalo State Fashion Alum Jenna Murray, she will be creating one of kind sketches for our VIP guests!

Swag bag- includes products by Sweet Jenny’s, Buffalo State Research Foundation, Bureau Veritas, Pura Vida, Cotton Inc, Softlips, Clinique, Total Tan, European Waxing Center, City Dining Cocktail Cards, Block Club Magazine, Buffalo Spree Magazine  and much more!

Beer provided by Flying Bison

Wine provided by Ringside Vineyards

Hors d’oeuvres provided by Buffalo State Hospitality Department

This years VIP reception is hosted by the students of the Buffalo State chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH). They are a group of motivated individuals who come together to cater and fund raise in order to attend conferences and to further their careers!

Music provided by DJ BIGSKI

 VIP – $100

VIP tickets can be purchased by calling 878-4698 and sending a check made out to “Buffalo State Foundation”, memo “Runway Support Fund” – to the following address:

Buffalo State

Attention: Runway

214/215 Cleveland Halll, 1300 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222

***Please make note that our show has changed venues, and will be located in the Buffalo State Campbell Student Union!***

All proceeds go to the Fashion & Textile Technology Scholarship Fund. It provides awards to Fashion and Textile technology students who are participating in Runway 6.0; the awards will be announced at the end of the show.

Sponsors of this year’s Runway are: Cotton Inc., Eastman Machine Co., New Era, Block Club, Buffalo Spree magazine,, M&T Bank, KC You There and Dual Printing.


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Win Tickets to RUNWAY!


Enter’s “Fashion Weekend Giveaway” and you can win two tickets to Villa Maria’s Simply by Design fashion show on April 26, two tickets to Runway 6.0 at SUNY Buffalo State on April 27 and a $50 gift certificate to Excuria Salon. Enter now through April 22 for your chance to be in with the local fashion crowd.


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Runway Window Displays!

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Fashion student takeover!

Let the promotion begin, our fashion production students have hit the streets and the halls of Buffalo State. Check out their latest window displays in the Campbell Student Union and Elmwood Village Association
Office (1068 Elmwood Avenue).

Furniture provided by Reimagine

Window displays by: Brittany Moose & Janette Salloum


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Inside Runway Featured Senior Designer: Danielle Nieder

With the weeks leading up to Runway this is your inside preview to the big show on the April 27th. Every Friday til the day of the show we will feature a senior designer that will be showing their collections in Runway this spring. Each week the designers will share their creative insight to how they interpret this seasons “Year of the City” theme.


Q: What path lead you to do what you’re doing now?
Danielle Nieder: I learned to sew while I was younger, then came back to it when I was in high school. It’s my passion. I love it and it’s something I want career-wise.

Q: What other projects are you working on outside of Runway?
DN: I did work with my friend that goes to Daemon for graphic design, for a project they had where they had to turn a shape into something real. Which we took a square with a line connected to it and made like a wire cage dress out of it and we did a photo shoot and I guess it got put into a gallery or something. And I also work at Tony Walker as a seamstress and I get a lot of side projects from that. For cotton Inc I’m doing a collections with my partner Heather Sloma. We’re doing a sportswear line. Our theme was kind of based around. It’s called ‘Beyond Earth’ so its galaxies and stars, stuff like that. We had to fabrics printed, now we’re just working on putting that together for the show also. 


Q: Where do you draw your inspiration from?

DN: I go towards a lot of architecture. Looking at different shapes and textures and stuff from that. But really it comes from anywhere. Sometimes it can be a shape or just food and it will spark an idea. My biggest inspiration design wise from thins collections would probably be a lot of older Victorian.. Sort of like a regal classic look.


Q: What would be your dream design job?

DN: What I want to do is work directly with consumers to make custom garments. So i want to work with them and help their visions and their ideas and actually construct them.


Q: Is there a specific niche within the garment making field that you prefer doing?

DN: I haven’t tried menswear yet and that’s something I need to tackle. I usually stick more with women’s, but specifically no I like being challenged and doing things in a lot of areas.


Q: What changes would you like to see in the design community within the next 5-10 years?

DN: Well at the consumer level it would be great if people could appreciate the fine handwork and detail more. It used to be that people appreciated the fine craftsmanship and now its all just fast-fashion, Forever 21, just slap it together and throw it away. It doesn’t matter if clothes last. People don’t have that appreciation anymore and I’d really like that to come back.


Q: What sets you apart from other designers?
DN: Hmm. I have to think on that one for a minute. Well I think everyone has their own very specific style and like once you figure that out you’re sort of identified by that. Like everyone knows Betsey Johnson, you see her stuff out there and you know its her. Or like Ralph Lauren, stuff like that. I think that with everyone having their own specific thing that identifies you. I like mixing sort a vintage kind of look with modern styles that have an edge. Like my collection now everything is fitted at the waist and there is a lot of flowing draped details but there is also studs, chains, and harder fabric. I bring those two together.


Q: Design related or not, can you name 3 things that have been the most beneficial to your growth as a designer?

DN:  Definitely the pattern making classes. I would have no idea what to do without those. Being a seamstress, that’s made a huge difference in understanding what proper fit is for certain garments. And um, just understanding making a balance between making your work be your art and it being sell-able. Like having a market for you work.


Q: How do you prepare for Runway?

DN: Cut down on sleep! I definitely try to do as much as possible in my spare time and constantly thinking about it. And uhm it took me quite a while to build up what I actually wanted to do for my inspiration. That probably took me half a semester last year. So I was just constantly on Pinterest and looking at stores for ideas for a particular style of clothing. Oh, I forgot the question.. I was going a little too far. But yeah I just try to really get a grasp on what I want to do and just have that keeping my motivated to keep work.


Q: What is your favorite part of being included in Runway?

DN: Watching everyone else have theirs come together while yours does. We all kind of bounce ideas off of each other and you know like “What do you think of this?” and “What fabric should I use for this?”. That’s been kind of cool and it’s really awesome to have people go through it with you and all at the same points you know



Follow Danielle Nieder on Facebook and Instagram @niederdn

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Runway 5.0…

is now available on DVD!


Created by Black Eye Blue productions, the entire show can be yours at $20.00 USD. The DVD includes the approximate 1 hour show, one of the three original covers, and a matching 5×7 insert. The DVD’s are limited, so make sure to order yours before supplies run out. The DVD’s will be shipped out the first week of July 2012.

Click here to order yours now!

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Another Special Thank You…

To Martha Chery…aka “Cheri Marie”! Martha was our model choreographer for this year’s Runway 5.0! We recently interviewed her for her thoughts on this year’s Runway.

RW: What was your role in Runway 5.0?

CM: Runway Model Choreographer/Model Whisperer


RW: What were your thoughts on the models this year?
CM: The models were like my babies and seeing them transform into runway divas made me feel like a proud mama!

My three rules to transformation:
1: Shoulders back until it feels funny!
2: Head and eyes straight ahead!
3: Pretend that the camera is boyfriend/girlfriend!

RW: What did you like about Runway, especially this year?:

CM: I’ve been with Runway since 2.0 and every year it gets bigger and better! The light projection show at the start of 5.0 was AMAZING! The rap performance and collaboration with New Era and VitaminWater were a great addition too the show as well. As a graduating senior this my last runway show an I couldn’t have asked for anything more!


RW: What are your thoughts on the winning designer?

CM: I’m so happy that Kathryn won! We studied abroad together and I saw firsthand the hard work she put into her collection from start to finish. She deserved it!


RW: Who would you like to say thank you to?
CM: I want to thank Erin Habes for letting me be a part of this RUNWAY legacy and for being an amazing mentor.
I want to thank the entire production class and volunteers for making sure the ins and outs of the show ran smoothly.
And also to all of my models who took the time to work the runway and the hair and makeup teams that made them beautiful.


Once again, thank you to Martha for her amazing work in this year’s Runway! If you would like to contact her, click here for her link to Facebook.

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Congratulations to the Winners of Runway 5.0!

Congratulations to the Winners of Runway 5.0! The winners are listed below along with their prizes!

Single Item:

$250 Dany Marcelino
$250 Jasmine Chong

Student Collection:

1st place- Minami Okajima $750
2nd place- Adjanys Santiago $500
3rd place- Katie Gariepy $150

Senior Designer:
Kathryn Jakubowski $2,000 (from Taco Bell, Nancy Belfer) and a Luke Copping photoshoot!

New Era + VitaminWater + You and Who T-shirt Designer:
Chelsea Miller $250


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