On Saturday, Buffalo State’s Fashion and Textile Technology Department held their annual runway show highlighting student designs. This year’s theme was Eco-lution, which focused on the environment and sustainability in the development of garments. Fun fact, this is the first fashion show I have ever been to, and what a way to kick things off!
The show featured designs from Buff State students and seniors, as well as a Charles E. Burchfield Collection. Aside from sustainable fabrics, vibrant prints and patterns were also commonly seen throughout the show. With the use of newly obtained technology in the fashion department, some students were able to manufacture their own print designs for their clothing. There were a variety of different silhouettes and looks ranging from bohemian to futuristic and avant-garde styles. One collection literally lit up on the runway. My favorite collection was from senior Anna Dusza, which featured a neutral palette with masculine lines and custom leather harnesses.
White t-shirts donated by Goodwill Industries of WNY, framed the runway as decor. In keeping with the Eco-lution theme, the t-shirts will be donated back to Goodwill now that the show is completed. Even the centerpieces in the VIP lounge were made from white t-shirts. The Runway crew made sure no detail went unnoticed for this year’s production.
Growing up in Buffalo, I never even knew Buffalo State had a fashion program. Blogging has opened my eyes to the local fashion scene, and it is great to see so much talent thriving in our city. At the end of the show, awards and a scholarship were given out to students with the best collections, as determined by the Jury of Selection. Congratulations to the student designers, and great job by the models, stylists, hair and makeup artists, Erin Habes, and the entire production/marketing committee whom make this show possible every year.
To learn more about this year’s show, designers, and sponsors, visit their site here!
Until next time Buffalo,