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
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 first designer we will be spotlighting on is Angela Harrison.
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!
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We hoped you tuned in to Channel 4/CW’s “Winging It” this morning to catch some of the Runway 5.0 production team give a sneak preview of Runway 5.0! If you didn’t, check out some behind the scenes pictures from one of our stylists, Ashley Brooke!
If you missed this episode, tune into our next segment Thursday at 8:30 am!
The final copies for this year’s Runway 5.0 posters are now up!
A special thank you to:
Luke Copping, photographer.
Christiana Christiano, hair stylist.
Mallory Stoos, make-up stylist
Melissa Siler & Sarah Wintle, models.
& Block Club Creative.
An official event page is also now up on Facebook! Make sure to click “join” and invite your friends!
Click here to be sent directly to the link.
Fellow fashion-show lovers, we need your help! The informational meeting for volunteering for this year’s Runway 5.0 will be held this Thursday at 12:15 pm in Caudell Hall, room 315 at Buffalo State College. There are a variety of positions we need assistance with; from help coordinating the VIP pre-party, to taking tickets at the door. If you have any questions about the meeting, the positions, or anything else in general, please feel free to contact us at BSCRunway@gmail.com!