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 Meisha Larkins.
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 Elizabeth Wicka.
Runway will be held in the Campbell Social hall on Saturday April 25, 2015. This event is the highlight of the year in the fashion department and many students and faculty put a lot of work into this event each year to make it successful. All proceeds from this event fund a department scholarship for FTT students.
The Fashion and Textile Technology Department has an industry based curriculum which means that successful executives from the fashion industry are invited to serve as our jury members and judges. The Jury of Selection determines what garments will be included in the spring fashion show based on the the construction, suitability of fabric used, creativity and how well it meets the needs of your stated target market. Each jury member individually determines how he/she with weigh each criteria and all scores are added together to determine which garments are included in the show line up.
Each jury member has a different role in the fashion industry, therefore their focus will be different when they view the submitted garments. Someone buying for retail may look at the marketability aspect more closely, another juror may feel fabrication or workmanship is most important. Therefore you must take all aspects into consideration when designing/assembling/submitting your garment(s). If you are using a garment made in class, you should be aware that the criteria used for judging is not the same as is used to determine a grade. You may very well receive a high grade in a class and not make it through the jury process or vice versa.
Things to know about the fashion show are included in the link below. Please read all sections so that you are thoroughly informed of all areas!
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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!
Fanta K. ~P.R.