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Runway 4.0: Order a Video

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Runway 4.0: Senior Collection Sneak Preview

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The theme for Runway 4.0 is FASHION DIVERSITY MASH

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Interview with Senior Designer Nora CLark

Q: Most inspirational and stylish movie you’ve ever seen?

A: For some reason this question is a challenge for me. Any movie basically, Costume designers command a lot of my respect.

Q: Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?

A: My surroundings are my greatest inspiration. My friends, my music, and where I live currently, just everything that surrounds me.

Q: Your favorite pair of shoes?

A: Anything having to do with boots, I am just a huge fan of boots.

Q: What is in your purse?

A: I actually avoid carrying a purse with me. My jacket pockets on the other hand feel the blow of that situation. My pockets are filled with receipts, wrappers, and pens/pencils.

Q: Which style magazines do you read?

A: I don’t usually go out of my way to read style magazines. The one magazine that I do enjoy and has some inspiration would be Vice Magazine. Besides the fantastic Do’s or Don’ts option you can check out, they also do an international street wear look out. Street wear is great because I love seeing how creative people get with their personal style.

Q: If you could give one piece of style advice, what would it
be?

A: I would say my most helpful advice would be to just completely stop wearing string backpacks. I know this may disappoint a hand full of you out there but to honest I just don’t see the point of having them. If everyone could just stick to just a plain backpack, it would be a better look, and better on your shoulders/posture.

Q: How have you developed your style?

A: I have gone through just many years of trail runs. People grow, and as people grow, people develop themselves. That is the beauty of fashion, not necessarily the fact that you maybe wearing wearable art, but also the fact that fashion can be defined as a million different things. Everyone has his or her own interpretation, which just simply fascinates me.

Q: Who most inspires your fashion style?

A: Everyone ;]

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Interview with Senior Designer Rose Hraska


SV: Who/what is your greatest source of inspiration?

RH:I find a lot of inspiration in everyday people. I also am really inspired by vintage garments and art! I like taking details or pieces of certain things and putting a unique twists on them.

SV: What is in your purse?

RH: So many things! Some of the things that are in my purse are my Chloe sunglasses, cell, ipod, my keys, some jewelry, and a small sketch book.

SV: Which style magazines do you read?

RH: Some of my favorite magazines are Elle, Vogue, and Marie Claire.

SV: If you could give one piece of style advice, what would it be?

RH: I think that its really import ant to wear things that flatter your body!

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Interview with Senior Designer Bradley Betschen

SV: Your collection is amazing. What inspired you to design your own clothes?

BB: I first played with sewing at around 7. I was amazed that people could make clothes right in their own homes and I always wanted to be able to create things out of nothing. I got away from this for years but when I was 24 I decided after two college degrees and still stuck in Buffalo, I was going to do this for real. I’ll be 28 before I graduate this year, which seems like a late start, but my motivation never would have been this strong 5 years ago.

SV: You sound very motivated and determined; those are great traits to have especially in the fashion industry. Where do you see yourself in five years?

BB: I’ll definitely be in Los Angeles. I’d love to be working for a major retailer or label, but great things are rarely planned.

SV: Los Angeles is definitely an amazing place to start a career in the fashion industry. What does fashion mean to you?

BB: You can convey yourself to a stranger without a single word.

SV: What was the hardest part of putting your collection together?

BB: The mixing of fibers was very rough. I unfortunately spent a lot of money on fabrics that were beautiful but ultimately unusable.  Also, when you work on something for months, it becomes less fresh, and then you begin to lose your imagination for it, so the restraint on not adding new and fun details on the spot has been hard too.

SV: If Runway 4.0 had a song what do you think it would be?

BB: A few that make sense to me are “We carry on” by Portishead, “Unexplainable Stories” by Cloud Cult, and “Hanging in The Wire” by PJ Harvey

SV: How do you think your collection will differ from the others in the show?

BB: Everyone’s vision is really incredible this year, and I’m never able to compare people I respect, be it people I know or don’t know. But I will say conventional wisdom says to make a collection that fits one kind of person, whereas I imagine a whole group when I design. I get all my ideas from history and personas, so I find I become thoughtful towards a whole population, in lieu of any ‘ideal’ one figure, but I suppose that bodes well with this year’s theme of diversity.

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Interview with Senior Designer Janine Diaz

Janine Diaz is a talented senior designer from Hamburg, New York. Although she works at Wegman’s Bakery, Janine says her true passion has been fashion for the last 11 years of her life.

SV: What is the most rewarding part about designing clothes?

JD: It’s not so much about making new trends, its about making a person feel beautiful and confident. Designing for this show has really opened my eyes about diversity. Blending things that are not common and expanding on different cultures is a very fufilling and exciting task.

SV:  Your collection is stunning.When did you begin to become such an amazing designer?

JD: I began to sew at 10 years old, and you know, it just stuck with me. I got even more into it in high school and it will always be a part of my life. This collection is better than I had imagined it would be. I love seeing all my hard work come to life!

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Interview with Senior Designer Lauren Rogers

Lauren Rogers is a 27 year New Jersey native. Lauren says that fashion has been a part of her life since she was a little girl. She likes to re-use and recycle and to re-interpret designs.

SV: What does fashion mean to you?

LR: It’s fun and enjoyable. You get to experiment with all types of materials and shapes.

SV: What was the hardest part of putting your collection together?

LR: I would definitely say sewing is the hardest part. Sometimes the machines get so fussy and it’s very time-consuming. Even though sewing can be tricky at times, it is so rewarding to see the end results.

SV: Who is your favorite designer?

LR: Michael Kors inspires me so much. His creativity is tied in with simplicity. His pieces are so classy and elegant.

SV: Tell me about your collection!

LR: I used vintage recycled items and turned it into an old hollywood understated glamour type of theme!

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