The judges for the RUNWAY 2.0 show were Nancy Belfer [left, sponsor of the Nancy Belfer Senior Collection Award], David Tanner, Corey Moran, Joan Fedyszyn, Danae Dade and Mindy Shine. The award announcement took place after the evening show at the the post show reception.
A quote from Nancy,
“When I think about the RUNWAY 2.0 performance last Saturday night, only superlatives come to mind. The production was so professional, thanks to Erin, so exciting and at times so outrageous. But best of all, the STUDENTS. Thanks to David and Elaine. Each gave their very best….it was so heartfelt and joyous! They were all winners and the enthusiastic response of the audience left no doubt about it.”
The jury was tied for the RUNWAY 2.0 award winner so they split the $1000.00 award to the following two student designers: Julia Oakes and Ti Zhou.
Congratulations to Julia and Ti!
Julia Oakes Collection
Ti Zhou Collection
Here is the FLICKR slide show link for the RUNWAY 2.0 evening show.
The evening show was perfect. I arrived at 7:30 pm and went up to the VIP reception. It was lovely. I passed through the silent auction area where there was a large variety of items to choose from. The VIP area had the Cinderella Shoe exhibit to view.
At about 8:30pm I walked down to locate a seat in the first row midway so I could get a different perspective from the 4PM show. The lighting for both shows was absolutely spectacular. Ted Pietrzak came out to start the show right on time. The student portion of the show was pure excellence. I am so totally proud of all of the fashion students that participated in making this show such a success for both the Burchfield and the fashion program. Erin Habes and David Brinson’s classes as well as the Burchfield and college administrative support were absolutely crucial to the high quality level to this years show. Kudos to all who worked towards a common goal.
Dr Muriel Howard, President of Buffalo State
Ted S. Pietzak, Director of the Burchfield Penney
Susan Lojacono, Manager, Development Events
David Tanner, CFO BPAC & Erin Habes, Producer and instructor of Runway production class.
HERE is a FLICKR slideshow link to the 4PM show.
The student show was fantastic! Everyone seemed to be really pleased. The East Gallery was totally packed and standing room only.
I have uploaded lots of images to share with you, From back stage before the show, the runway and after.
Here is a link to my FLICKR slide show from todays 4PM show.
Brittany Chonka and her model
David Brinson's Design
Here is a link to the Runway 2.0 evening show
David has been teaching apparel design students for the fashion program approximately seventeen years.
David Brinson’s primary area of teaching research is with both creative and technical coursework. He specializes in various aspects of the Apparel Design industry, with a focus on Patternmaking, Draping and Fashion Illustration. David Brinson’s primary area of teaching research is with both creative and technical coursework. He specializes in various aspects of the Apparel Design industry, with a focus on Patternmaking, Draping and Fashion Illustration. David has fifteen years of CAD and CAM experience using AUTO CAD for apparel design, Gerber’s AccuMark 300 PDS and System Management software and Lectra’s Modaris and Diamino programs. David has fifteen years of CAD and CAM experience using AUTO CAD for apparel design, Gerber’s AccuMark 300 PDS and System Management software and Lectra’s Modaris and Diamino programs.
In recent years he has assumed teaching the the capstone FTT451: senior project course for the apparel design students. Under his guidance students first research the styling and color trends and begin to develop their senior collections. First with sketches and then pattern development, fabric selection and construction. It’s a real transformational process for the apparel students.
One of the students today expressed that she feels so very different now [as compared to how she felt at the beginning of her last semester], she feels like a “real apparel designer.” Successfully completing the senior collection has filled her with confidence in her own professional abilities.
Along with his students, David has developed his own special collection of five garments for the RUNWAY 2.0 show. He demonstrated every step of the creative and technical process for his students.
Some of his sketches are available on ZAZZLE items.