Albright College designers debuted in New York City September 2021 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 top fashion media outlets, from Vogue to New York Magazine and Fashion United.
Unveiling its inaugural New York Fashion Week schedule — NYFW on Fifth highlighted a runway exclusively showing collections by Albright College alumni and students, Sept. 11.
NYFW on Fifth is held at 608 Fifth Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets — a three-story venue 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 in a WWD article (Yahoo News).
Promoted by Albright alumnus and fashion industry expert, R. Scott French ’87 of VERY New York, the nine collection show features 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.
“If someone were to tell my younger self I would be walking down the runway at NYFW with a stunning model wearing my design, I wouldn’t have believed it. Thank you so much Albright College and VERY New York … for this incredible opportunity of a lifetime!” — Stephanie Vargas Hemmings ’22.