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Albright College Designers Present at New York Fashion Week

by Albright College

Aug 30, 2021

Seven Albright alumni and two students will show their designs to fashion professionals and media during NYFW, Sept 11.

Albright College designers are headed to New York City this September for New York Fashion Week (NYFW) – a major bi-annual event of runway shows and presentations used to highlight designers’ collections for the next fashion season. The week’s events are covered by all of the top fashion media outlets, including Vogue, New York Magazine and Fashion United.

Unveiling its inaugural New York Fashion Week schedule – NYFW on Fifth highlights a runway exclusively showing collections by Albright College alumni and students, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

NYFW on Fifth will be held at 608 Fifth Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets. The three-story venue will be transformed into a centralized location for fashion week events.

“Fifth Avenue is home to the most iconic heritage brands in fashion and we are excited to watch the future of fashion walk the runway at 608 Fifth Avenue in September,” said Jerome Barth, president of Fifth Avenue Association.

Promoted by Albright alumnus and fashion industry expert, R. Scott French ’87 of VERY New York, the nine collection show will feature alumni: Luisana Batista ’17, Mandy Boandl ’17, Jess D’Alessio ’17, Ashley Hillegass ’21, Kaleb Murdock ’20, Josh Polk ’17 and Liz Polley ’07, as well as current students Amanda Castanon ’21 and Stephanie Vargas Hemmings ’22.

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Located in Reading, Pa., Albright enrolls more than 1,800 full-time undergraduates and 700 adult learners and graduate students.

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