Portfolio in Motion

Millennium: The Chrome Age

Portfolio in Motion is Marymount’s largest student-led event and 1 of 3 signature events throughout the school year. Each spring, Portfolio in Motion is planned and produced by a combination of Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Design students who construct garments, select and choreograph student models, design and light the set, write scripts, select music and much more. The program’s development can be observed on social media all spring semester @marymountpim.


For this year’s Portfolio in Motion fashion show, we are transporting Marymount to the year 3023. The theme is centered around innovation and ingenuity. We are flipping the fashion industry upside down and reconceptualizing the possibilities of creativity.

Millennium: The Chrome Age will feature an immersive experience that will stimulate the audience and make them question what the future of fashion holds.

Tickets for Portfolio in Motion

Opening Night: Thursday, April 20, 2023

2022 Designers of the Year: Cynthia and Najla Burt

Portfolio in Motion

Cynthia and Najla Burt are the remarkable mother-daughter duo behind the luxury women’s wear label Dur Doux. The design house made its debut in Washington, DC in 2013. Since then Cynthia and Najla have established their label as one of the best in the industry, earning themselves titles at the Black in Fashion Council showroom at New York Fashion Week 2022.  

Dur Doux translates to “hard soft,” and this concept is reflected in their posh pieces that also provide avant-garde elements. Priding themselves on their craftsmanship of tulle and other textiles inspired by the world’s vibrant color palette.

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About Portfolio in Motion

Portfolio in Motion is Marymount University’s premiere fashion event for students in the Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising programs.

Portfolio in Motion is the culminating academic project for both programs. Every aspect, from the jury-selected student designs and models to the show’s production on the Marymount campus, reflects their academic and creative efforts.

Each year the show features inspired creations designed by Marymount fashion design students and alumni. And students in Marymount’s fashion merchandising program produce a show that transports viewers to a world beyond their own.