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Join us April 22, 2017 | 8pm


***Only 1 show this year at 8pm!


Click HERE for tickets


VIP tickets - $100

Advance-sale tickets: $10

Day-of-show tickets: $15


Buffalo State College’s Fashion and Textile Technology Department and Eastman Foundation welcome you to view the best work of our student designers. This year we are celebrating 10 years of Runway. Join us April 22, 2017 in our special venue – Buffalo State Sports Arena, as we reflect on the past shows and honor our fashion alumni. Join the stampede of stilettos as Bengals take the stage, thousands will witness how fierce our students are at designing, producing, volunteering and collaborating.

Special 10th Anniversary Venue: Buffalo State Sport Arena



Grant street entrance, suggested parking lots include: G-20, G-21, G-22 and I-39. Click HERE for map.


Doors open at 6pm so get here early and be ready to enjoy a truly exciting fashion experience, including 25+ designers, a red carpet fashion expert and pre-show excitement, music by DJ Crop Top, photo booth, Runway 10 exhibit, refreshments and Runway merchandise.

VIP Experience:

Reception: 6-7:30, show starts promtly at 8pm.

Buffalo State’s RUNWAY: Remember/Imagine VIP experience will be one for all of the senses! See incredible installations created by students in the Buffalo State Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Taste and smell inventive, gourmet food and drink from Private Knives catering. Hear incredible live performances and connect with some of WNY's most elite while you find inspiration all around before viewing the most spectacular fashion show in the city: RUNWAY!

VIP Parking: Reserved parking G-24, click HERE for map

Win a New York City Fashion Getaway

Enter our raffle for a chance to win the ultimate fashion trip to NYC! This is every fashion-lover’s dream come true. Includes $250 JetBlue gift card, $1,000 Visa gift card for hotel and shopping spree, luxury luggage and accessories and more!

Donated by Eastman and a friend of Runway
Silent auction

Browse through our stylish auction, ends at 7:30pm, winners announced at the end of show. Credit cards accepted.

All proceeds from our silent aution go to the Runway Forever Fund!

The Runway Forever Fund! was created in 2014 by the generous donation of Thomas Coates and Brad Mazon. After Runway 7.0 Mr. Coates and Dr. Mazon were so impressed that they reached out to the FTT department chair to discuss a special gift to the department that would allow more students to participate in the Runway fashion show. Mr. Coates and Dr. Mazon encourage you to join them in raising $25,000 to endow this special fund to allow students to complete their Runway look by being able to purchase matchning shoes, accessories and other items for their collections.


Kid Friendly: Yes!


Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Sponsors of this year’s Runway include:

Presenting sponsor: Eastman Foundation

Bespoke sponsor: Luke Copping Photography

Couture sponsor: New Era & Block Club

Collection sponsor: M&T Bank, Renew Bath & Body, In-room Plus, Keller & Bros. & Miller, Inc., PGM-Pro Inc., Boxcraft Studio

VIP sponsor: Annarlette & Visualeyes

Designer sponsor: Lawley Insurance, Buffalo State Alumni Association, Mansion on Delaware and Foundry Hotel & Banquet and Oxford Pennant

Glam Squad: Cassandra Lyons and Koukla Cosmetics

VIP swag bags by: Renew Bath & Body, In-Room Plus, Private Knives, Lace & Day and Shianne Waxing Studio


Fashion Alumni Weekend – April 21-23, 2017


Friday, April 21, 2017

Burchfield Penney Collection Opening Party (Free)
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Alumni Lunch and Campus Tour
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Featuring food by Lloyd Taco


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Designer Brunch

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meet the Runway senior designers!


Click here to make a contribution to the Elaine Polvinen Scholarship. Select "School, Department or Other" in the "Designation" drop-down menu, and type in "Elaine Polvinen Scholarship."




Buffalo State College

Fashion and Textile Technology Department



Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Technology Building 303
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-3478
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