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“It’s okay to dream beyond the realm of possibilities.” - Pharrell Williams
 

In honor of the Year of Totality, RUNWAY invites an exploration of transformation, mirroring the phases of an eclipse. Fashion designers are encouraged to delve into the shifts in mood and aesthetics that parallel this once-in-a-lifetime event, echoing the diverse and ever-evolving spectrum of human identities. 

 

The focus of RUNWAY 2024 will be True Delusion, which dances between fantasy and reality. Just as fashion pushes the boundaries of creativity, our minds often blur the line between what's real and what's imagined. We are entering the digital age of fashion, where both physical and digital become fluid. This intersection serves as a reminder of the delicate balance we must maintain in our mental landscapes. 

 

True Delusion harnesses the power of RUNWAY to cast a spotlight on mental health and well-being. We recognize the profound influence of creative expression in the healing journey. In this celestial alignment, we aim to showcase the transformative potential of art and self-expression, providing a safe space for designers to use their talents to uplift and empower individuals navigating the complex landscape of mental health challenges. True Delusion stands as a testament to the healing and rejuvenating force of creativity, offering solace, inspiration, and hope in the face of life's challenges.

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EMCEES

STUDENT DIRECTORS

Kerrisa Johnson & Isabella Hillestad

STUDENT PRODUCER

David Adekanbi

JUDGES

MARK MAIDMENT

New Era Cap | SVP Brand

@neweracap

NATALIE ANSPACH

New Era Cap | Senior Manager Apparel

@neweracap

 

AUSTIN GUYETT '19

New Era Cap | Coordinator, Design Operations

By A Guy | Founder

@byaustinguyett | @buyaguy_

VANESSA MILLER '11 '20 '24

New Era Cap | Assistant Technical Designer

@msmaterialistik

SAMUEL BOAKYE '13

PROJECT | Brand Manager & Kwasi Paul | Founder

@projectshow@kwasipaulofficial

JASMINE TAKINIKOS

Brand Human | Founder

@brandhuman@jasminetakanikos

DR. FRANCISCO "PACO" HERNANDEZ

BAM! | Buffalo Art Movement | Founder
@buffartmovement

 

ALICE YUMI SINZATO

Fashion Educator, Visual Artist, Fashion Designer

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SHOW LINEUP

OPENING VIDEO

By Creative Connect | Alexander Harold '19

Music by The Original Strand | Sarah Maybee

ALUMNI COLLECTIONS

Madeline McDaniel '21
Rubiya Nsiah '22

Landon Moreis '19

SINGLE ITEM

Caroline Abreu

Sabrina Russell

Artis Wilkins

Sadie Pratt-Filker

Jacob Frothingham

Nevaeh Reyes

Amani Karam

Jada Ivey

Jay Phillips

Jenovique Lukanu

Spoken Word by Jay Phillips

BUFFALO ART MOVEMENT (BAM!)

Amani Karam 

Zii Spencer

Krish Gangadharan

Kaylee Starkweather

Maddy McDaniel '21

FIBER ART

Brianna Bernas

Zoe Rodriguez

Gabrielle Hall

Hollie Roberts

Karrington Jackson

Zahra Forde

Kamryn McEachin

Ashley Fidler

LEGACY DANCE TEAM

Under the direction of Naila Ansari

STUDENT COLLECTIONS

Anthony McKeon

Ashten Craig

Kaylee Starkweather

LinLin Lu & Krish

FASHION FILM

By Creative Connect | Alexander Harold '19

Makeup | Cosmetics by Sydney LLC

Location | LegacyHouse

SENIOR DESIGNERS

Lisa Siemer Harvey
Meya Brown

Jessica Agu

Leah Cray

Rebecca Siglin

Da'Von Choates

Zii Spencer

Tarae Porter

Kamryn McEachin

Robby Motz

Karrington Jackson

 

*Senior designer interviews by Legacy House

CLOSING VIDEO

By Creative Connect | Alexander Harold '19

Music by The Original Strand | Sarah Maybee

 

AWARDS

Production All-Star Award $250

Sponsored by Sweet & Dirty Vintage


RUNWAY Impact Award $500

Sponsored by Danielle Ossher


Fiber Arts Awards

Honorable Mention $50

Fiber Art 3rd Place

Fiber Art 2nd Place

Sponsored by Carol Townsend & Susan McCartney

 

Buffalo Art Movement Awards
BAM! Lab Rising Star

BAM! Lab Best Design

Sponsored by Paco Hernandez

Apparel Design Awards

Single Item Award $250

Rising Star Award $250

Sponsored by Beau Fleauve Music & Art

Student Collection $300

4th Place Senior Designer - $300

3rd Place Senior Designer - $500

2nd Place Senior Designer - $750 

1st Place Senior Designer $1,000

Photo Shoot with Tribe Up North

Sponsored by Nancy Belfer

Best in Show $1,000

Sponsored by Dion's Dreamers

A SPECIAL THANK YOU

 

FTT FACULTY

Erin Habes | Runway Faculty Director

Dr. Shantel Reid | Senior Design Professor

Dr. Keunyoung Oh | FTT Chair

Dr. Mamta Saharan

Dr. Arlesa Shephard

Dr. Ji Young Lee

Dr. Liza Abraham

Dr. Emine Ercan

Johanna Brassel

AFRICANA STUDIES

Dr. Marcus Watson

Naila Ansari

FIBERS

Jozef Bajus

PRODUCTION

Indigo Productions

Brian Milbrand & Niall Gribbons | Visuals & Projection

DJ Milk & DJ Yes

Sarah Maybee 

Creative Connect

Legacy House

VIP CREW

Pam Voyer | VIP Coordinator 

Amy Ramos | Student Coordinator

Franklin Crocker | Emcee

Craig Freudenthal | VIP Lighting

MODELS, HAIR & MAKEUP

Glam Squad

DJ

DJ Milk & DJ Yes

RED CARPET HOSTS

Ditzy Duke

Ricky Moral-Less
 

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