The Silver Needle Runway & Awards, the largest scale production held by Marist College, originated in 1984 and has since increased tremendously in level of expertise, professionalism and creativity. The show features more than 200 garments designed and brought to life by students ranging from sophomore to senior grade level, mainly focusing on the collections composed by our immensely talented senior designers. Yearly, between the matinee and evening runway show, the Silver Needle Runway & Awards is attended by over 2,000 guests. Attendees range from family, friends, and students to highly respected fashion industry professionals. The awards of the Silver Needle Runway Show are presented to deserving Senior designers for outstanding design collection, outstanding garment, outstanding concept, and so on. The award recipients are judged and chosen by a panel of industry professionals. The Silver Needle Runway & Awards flawlessly embodies the heart and essence of the Marist College fashion program. The show ends the school year with an inspiring celebration of the achievements, dedication, and enthusiasm of the fashion design and merchandising students.