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 Fardja B.
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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 Regina Serecin.
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
Runway is all about connecting with past, present, and future Buffalo State College Fashion Technology students in all aspects of the fashion industry. We are excited to interview an array of students for our blog in preparation for this year’s Runway 5.0. This week, we interview Rose Hraska, Runway 4.0’s Research Foundation Winner for the Senior Design Collection:
RW: Tell me a few things about yourself and your involvement in the fashion industry?
RH: Since graduating last May, I am currently at FIT in a one year program in Textile Development and Marketing. It’s a really amazing program, and I am learning a lot! This semester I am fortunate enough to be working at Milly in the production department, which is a lot of fun! I am currently helping out with their new collection which is a really exciting process!
RW: How has your experiences at Buffalo State College in the Fashion & Textile Technology program prepare you for your current endeavors?
RH: The experience I gain from learning from the professors at Buffalo State College greatly helped me while I was a student there, as well as after graduation. I apply all the skills I learned from the classes there in my internship as well as in all of my classes this semester. Especially the pattern making and draping classes, which I really loved. I am actually working on another collection right now, and the pattern making and draping classes I took are really helping me out! (As well as the couture sewing class!):
RW: What was your most memorable experience at Buffalo State College?
RH: Definitely one of my best memories at Buffalo State College was taking part in Runway 4.0. Taking part in the runway show and being able to watch my collection go down the runway was such a memorable event.
RW: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Is it fashion-related?:
RH: That’s so far from now! I haven’t even decided what I will be doing after I graduate in May! But I definitely plan on being in the fashion industry ten years from now. There are so many different careers that I find interesting that its hard for me to choose. I might end up going back to FIT next fall for a Technical Design/Pattern making degree because thats something that I really enjoy doing.
RW: What advice would you give for both upcoming and graduating students?
RH: I would advise all these students to take advantage of every opportunity that you can get at Buffalo State! And network when ever you can, because you never know who you might meet.
Stay tuned for interviews with other past winners, alumni, and of course, this year’s senior designers!
Here is a link to a Web page that has photos along with fashion sketches of senior designer collections.
Catherine Berlin posted a RUNWAY 2.0 review on the Buffalo Spree Blog. Runway 2.0 Runaway Hit [4/26/09]
Catherine’s Gallery page provides an excellent photographic resource for the RUNWAY 2.0 project development and event.
Here is a LINK to Catherine’s Gallery. She has loads of images that she will continue to add as she edits through them so check back often.