The best event in fashion to grace the Hudson Valley is currently in full swing. Dynamic energy is flowing at final photoshoots and sewing machines are being put hard to work. Marist College Fashion Program is known for their elite coursework, and of course the one and only, Silver Needle Fashion Show. The trendiest fashionistas, press, and local spectators will gather to see the thirtieth annual show hit the runway on May 6th and I've been counting down!
Thirteen super-talented senior design students will each present the collection they have been dreaming about their entire collegiate experience. The whole program is composed of three close-knit teams: communications, creative, and production. Together they have been piecing the event and gearing up for the ultimate showdown. This will be my third year attending and I already know that it's going to exceed my expectations once again. The designers always come with fresh new fashion concepts that are a breath of fresh air and have a unique story to go along with it.
During my visit to Marist Fashion, I not only got to see what's coming up, but spoke with one of the senior designers about her line. Renee Pedigo told me all about her collection that she creatively inspired after the quote, "I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the Earth?" Her vision is all about making statements while maintaining ready-to-wear practicality and Marist Fashion opened her to viewing the industry from new perspectives and expanding her career opportunities. Just from the tidbits I saw, I already can tell Renee's line is going to be something special!
BTW...you're invited! Tickets for both show times are selling out, so grab them soon and get ready for a fabulous night on the runway...Marist style. In the meantime, you know that I always have the inside scoop so here is a little bit of action from around Marist Fashion.