Portfolio in Motion

Portfolio in Motion 2022: Golden Aura

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This Spring, the department of Fashion Design and Merchandising is producing its first in-person show since 2019. Portfolio in Motion 2022 was planned and produced by a combination of Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Design students who have conceptualized garments and created an aesthetically pleasing and functional line of apparel.

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This year’s theme for Portfolio in Motion, “Golden Aura”, was coined by the students as a time for reflection, looking at the past few years and the changes each individual has endured. The Trevi Fountain inspired the concept of reflection and its transcending water. The origin of the golden theme comes from the color gold representing the color of success, achievement and triumph. Aura embraces the flow of energy through life. From day to night, your Golden Aura represents divine protection and offers spiritual enlightenment.

Through this year’s theme, the students hope to inspire and motivate others during this time of transition and change. We encourage those to delve into their own Golden Hour and follow the flow of energy in their life to new opportunities. This year, the department of Fashion is opening new doors and new opportunities for students to demonstrate their creativity and success.

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  • Opening Night: Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • VIP Cocktail Reception at 6:00 p.m., Main House | Join President Becerra and the Designers of the Year, Najla and Cynthia Burt, Designers of Dur Doux for refreshments prior to the show.
  • Cocktail Reception at 6:30 p.m., Rose Benté Lee Center | Join faculty, students, parents, and friends for refreshments and an open bar prior to the show.
  • Friday and Saturday, April 22 & 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. | Join Faculty, students, parents and friends for the fashion show.

Program for Portfolio in Motion

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2022 Designers of the Year: Cynthia and Najla Burt

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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.