NEWTON – RUNWAY 2022: Reimagined, was held on May 6 and 7 at Lasell University. The shows featured original design work from more than 70 students and a production team of more than 150 behind-the-scenes student leaders.
Ava Homsey of Natick was a RUNWAY model.
Andrea Sims of Marlborough presented their senior design collection, “Ghettoure.”
Caitlyn Geary of Marlborough presented original design work at the Friday undergraduate showcase.
Jessica Bassett of Ashland presented original design work at the Friday undergraduate showcase.
RUNWAY 2022: Reimagined featured 70 student designers and 150 behind-the-scenes personnel. This marked the first year since 2019 that RUNWAY was held fully in-person, though the show was also made available virtually through a livestream.
“Putting on four shows in two nights (live and virtual) was no small feat,” said senior co-director Madison Cormier. “It was important for us to run a show that aligned with the fashion industry while still allowing room for our team’s creativity. As a director, I wanted to make sure that the fashion designers were showcased in the best way possible.”
On May 6, undergraduate student designers showcased their work in ten distinct categories: sweater knits, swimwear, athleisure, menswear, lifestyle separates, evening wear, tailoring, cocktail, special occasion, and non-textile.
The following evening featured Lasell’s senior fashion design and production majors, who each presented a full clothing line that was conceptualized and developed over the course of the year.
RUNWAY is held annually and showcases the work of Lasell University students studying fashion fashion design and production, fashion merchandising and management, and fashion media and marketing; as well as students from a variety of majors at the University who provide business, production, marketing, and modeling support. Students design and produce a two-night event, transforming the University’s athletic center into a fashion runway and hosting over 1,200 guests for evenings full of innovative fashion design.