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The Fashion and Textile Technology department at Buffalo State University and Buffalo Art Movement (BAM!) cordially invites you to attend our highly anticipated annual event, RUNWAY. This year's theme, "Provoking Protopias," aims to promote a more sustainable and equitable future for the fashion industry amidst a global environmental crisis. Join us on April 22nd at 8 pm to witness the innovative creations of our talented student designers.


Doors will open at 6 pm, and we encourage all guests to dress to impress for our street-style photo booth, presented by our media sponsor, Buffalo Magazine. You will also have the opportunity to browse and shop at our Thrift 2 Fight Pop-up and RUNWAY boutique and network with fellow fashion enthusiasts, designers, and industry professionals.

We are proud to continue our partnership with Thrift 2 Fight, an organization that mobilizes fashion by funding racial justice work, climate activism, and queer liberation through its dynamic thrifting movement. Please support our Thrift 2 Fight X RUNWAY retail Pop-up, where all proceeds from the thrift sales will be donated to Feed Buffalo, the Confident Girl Mentoring Program, and the Grassroots Gardens of WNY. T2F tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $5 (cash and credit cards accepted). We encourage guests to bring a reusable bag.


For those who wish to donate new or gently used clothing and accessories, please get in touch with our RUNWAY team at

We extend our sincere gratitude to our 2023 sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor: 

Buffalo Art Movement


Presenting Media Sponsor: 

Buffalo Magazine


Bespoke Sponsor: 

Spicy Creative, Tribe Up North


Couture Sponsor: 

Go Buffalo Niagara, Rachel’s Mediterranean Grill, Creative Connect, Legacy HouseAlotl Media

Collection Sponsor: 

M&T Bank, New Era Cap, Franco’s Pizza, Thrift 2 Fight, Put a Plant on It



Twin Petrels


Hosted by The Franklin Crocker Show

Renew Bath & BodyIn-Room Plus, By a Guy


Designer Sponsor:

Second Chic, METAGAMA, Scoop Shop, The Cellar, Café Czen


Campus Partners:

Africana Studies, Fiber Arts 


Community Partners: 

Grassroots Garden WNY, Feed Buffalo, Confident Girl Mentoring Program 


We look forward to your presence at RUNWAY 2023.

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