Portfolio in Motion

Portfolio in Motion 2021: Metamorphosis

This year, the Fashion Show Production class has taken a new approach to develop the traditional show by creating a digital fashion film. Portfolio in Motion 2021 was planned and produced by eight students in Fashion Merchandising, alongside 20 Fashion Design students who have conceptualized garments and created an aesthetically pleasing and functional line of apparel.

Students also collaborated with their peers in the Graphic and Media Design program to create this year’s logo and promotional advertisements.

This year’s theme for Portfolio in Motion, “Metamorphosis”, was coined by the students in response to the difficult year of 2020 experiencing growth. The students interpreted this year’s PIM as a new transformation and a new era.

Leaving a difficult year behind them, they are choosing to celebrate a positive change! Butterflies represent resurrection, hope, change, and growth. The students connected this idea to the reality of the world they’re living in and its effect on the fashion industry.

The process of transformation is Metamorphosis.


2021 Designer of the Year: Audrey Swanson

Portfolio in MotionThis event showcases student designs and brings a Designer of the Year – an industry luminary – to campus to critique student work and give one-on-one portfolio feedback. We are pleased to announce that Audrey Swanson is our 2021 designer of the year.

She is an accomplished fashion designer and owner of Revel Rey, which she founded in 2015 in Washington DC. Revel Rey is an upscale swim and resort wear company. The brand combines fashion and art flaunting unique custom hand painted and designed prints and one-of-a-kind styles.

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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.