Press Release by Alison Pieroni
“Saturday (May 10) marks the seventh installment of SUNY Buffalo State’s student fashion show, Runway 7.0. This years’ theme, titled “Chrysalis,” embodies the developmental and growth stage that the Fashion and Technology department have emerged from. It is the Fashion and Textile Technologies’ first official year as a stand-alone department in the new Technology building. If that alone isn’t a reason to celebrate this annual event, the show will be jam-packed featuring designs from over 20 student designers, as well as alumni and faculty collections.
One of the main features of Runway is the collections created by the Senior Designers. This years’ six senior students have been working since the beginning of the school year to create collections that will be judged in a style similar to that found on the television show “Project Runway”. The student who is selected as the winner of Runway 7.0 will receive the Nancy Belfer Award, which is a grant of $1,000, plus a complete set of professional shears courtesy of Eastman Machine, a Coats & Clark thread pack, and a photo shoot of their collection with respected photographer, Luke Copping.
Other exciting awards to be received by top students include Best in Show, Student Collection Award, and the Erika Hoerner Award. The Erika Hoerner Award was established to honor Erika’s life and her passion for the fashion industry, and will be presented to an outstanding student within the Fashion Show Production class.
There will be two shows taking place on Buffalo State campus in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall, a matinee at 3p.m. and an evening show at 8p.m. For further details on the event and information regarding purchasing tickets, head over to bscrunway.com.”