The term “Portfolio in Motion
” was first introduced into the Marymount idiom in 1989 and has been headlining its runway ever since. Before Portfolio in Motion
’s conception and before the fashion program became a part of the curriculum, Marymount Fashion students had been showcasing their work as early as the 1950s. In 1990, Marymount welcomed its first Designer of the Year, Carolina Herrera, and the program has been trailblazing ever since. The prestigious list of past Designer of the Year honorees
is a tribute to the caliber of the University’s fashion program.
Portfolio in Motion is produced entirely by students. Over the course of the spring semester, while Fashion Design students are busy producing their lines, Fashion Merchandising students are planning out the details of the show. Every aspect, including student model selection, fashion design, choreography, stage and set design, commentary, ticket sales, and backstage management are all coordinated by students.
In support of the students, community and industry leaders are involved in several capacities. In addition to the designer of the year, a faculty committee, and a guest master of ceremonies, each year's show has an event chair drawn from professional and alumni ranks.