2021 Focus


This year’s RUNWAY focus is History Retailored, and revisits decades of accomplished Black designers through a social justice lens. There is much work to do. With the support of our Africana Studies program, Runway and the Buffalo State College community reaffirms our desire to reflect, to learn, and to insist on a more diverse and inclusive future throughout the fashion industry. To celebrate Black excellence on and off the runway!

Investing in our department’s Black creative talent, FTT is excited to announce our Black Fashion Scholarship. In addition to the scholarship, Runway fashion show will dedicate this year’s virtual presentation to the Black Lives Matter Movement. 

Our student designers and producers have a unique opportunity to participate in a global conversation that impacts their futures as young professionals in the fashion industry, which is one of the most diverse and global industries in the world.