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The Silver Needle Runway is the largest event production presented by Marist College. Since 1984, the show has continued to heighten levels of expertise, professionalism, and creativity. The runway features garments designed and realized by our talented senior Fashion Design students in a professional runway setting. This year, the dedicated Fashion Show Production class has taken a new approach to the show, creating a digital platform for the immensely talented senior design students to showcase their work. Below, you will find our mission statement for our 34th annual Silver Needle Runway. 


Explore your world. Evoke your senses. Expand your mind. Awaken your perspective.

This year, Marist Fashion will transform the Annual Silver Needle Runway from a traditional event to a platform for change and impact. The environment is an intricate part of our existence. It is the one thing all of us share and it deserves our mutual respect. We are all responsible for protecting this beautiful, strong, yet fragile world we live in. When it comes to preserving our planet, we believe celebrating it is the best way to begin. Through this show, we will celebrate nature in its rawest form. Our show is rooted in the concept of balance. Everything we will take from the Earth, we intend to give back by focusing on the life cycle of every single component involved in the event’s production. We strive to awaken people’s senses and reconnect them with the earth again- reminding everyone why something this special is worth saving.


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About Marist Fashion

CEOWorld ranked Marist Fashion #23 in its annual Best Fashion Schools in the World for 2019. rated the program #21 in their Top Fashion Schools in the World for 2018. FashionSchools placed the program #11 in their 2018 Fashion Design School and College ranking. The Fashion Program educates nearly 500 student majors, studying Fashion Design and Merchandising, and 200 minors in Fashion Merchandising.

Marist offers an in-depth liberal arts education combined with a fashion-intensive curriculum, giving Fashion Program students a choice of Fashion Design and Merchandising majors. Minors available to design majors include Merchandising or Product Development. Options for concentrations within merchandising include Fashion Business, Promotion, or Product Development.

Students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at the Marist campus in Florence, or pursue fashion studies in Hong Kong, London or Paris, in addition to many other global destinations. Marist Fashion students also pursue internship opportunities with ground-breaking companies both large and small. Students' capstone thesis projects include runway collections created by the senior designers, and comprehensive industry-interactive projects and proposals by senior Fashion Merchandising students.

In November 2018, Marist Fashion began the move to an extraordinary new learning facility. The Steel Plant Studios is a creative oasis for both Fashion and Art. The building provides 50,000 square feet, with technology-filled maker space, collaborative winter garden/cafe, fashion and art galleries, classrooms, design and art studios, Mporium Retail lab, a Create Resources Center, and ample digital labs - all featuring the latest in educational resources.