Erin Habes is a lecturer in the Buffalo State Fashion and Textile Technology Department, faculty director of the successful Buffalo State “Runway” series and style editor for Buffalo Spree magazine. Habes also just recently completed a M.S in Creative Studies at Buffalo State.

Habes has 15 years of experience in various positions in the fashion industry, from retail to wholesale and buying, as well as development, branding, strategy, fashion show production, and event planning. She's also known for bringing her keen sense of style and unbridled enthusiasm to the Buffalo scene.

Her mission is to spark the conversation about fashion in her region and to create collaborations between artists, local designers, businesses, students, and entrepreneurs.

Living in Buffalo has allowed Habes' creative energy and abilities to flourish: the city’s uniquely supportive community shares, builds, creates, and enriches. Buffalo has empowered her to think big and “connect the dots” creatively.