BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo State held its 11th annual ‘Runway’ fashion show Saturday.
“You’ll feel the electricity. It’s like the fashion industry has come to Buffalo.”
Saturday, students at Buffalo State showed off their work to the student body and public in an event called ‘Runway’, ‘Runway’ is a fashion show that is based off the hit show Project Runway. Students create work, have it critiqued by three judges with an opportunity to win a spread in Buffalo Spree Magazine and 1000 dollars.
But it’s more than just the prize. Adjunct professor Erin Habes says it’s about the experience. She told News 4, “The reason why I produce runway is to give these students a real world experience. In a classroom just looking at a PowerPoint is not going to explain what it’s like, so this gives the students a real world experience.”
Students do everything from producing the show, to managing social media, to graphic design and of course creating the looks that walk the main stage.
Junior at the college, Veronica Ross, told News 4, “To me fashion is a form of expression, it’s a form of expression for people who feel like they can’t express themselves.”
She shared the theme that participating students were instructed to follow this year. Ross said, “Bringing more awareness to self and nature and being more interconnected. That’s the title for our fashion show.”
In true artist fashion, each designer had their own way of interpreting that message. Ross chose to use a spring feel to do so. She said, “I Iove being connected with everything around me and nature. I wanted to embrace that. I wanted to project full transparency. That’s one reason I went with a transparent fabric and one of the reasons I chose floral.”
To see more of the work from the event head click here.