By: Brian Edsall
Hello! My name is Brian Edsall, and I am currently a junior here at Marist College and one of the managers of the tremendous River + Stone Brand Rep Program. This program originated as a capping project created by a group of fashion students to promote the Marist Brand, now known as River + Stone. We continually build upon the foundation of this program, allowing it to grow and flourish through the enthusiasm and dedication of our Brand Reps. River + Stone is a private label brand, developed by students and faculty on campus. It is sold exclusively at the on-campus, student-run enterprise, MPorium, which is located in the Donnelly Fashion Plaza.
River + Stone merchandise and other items from MPorium make up some of my favorite apparel and accessories. This clothing represents school spirit in a unique, stylish, and comfortable way for both men and women to enjoy. However, River + Stone is more than simply a brand to me. It showcases the hard-work and ingenuity of the fashion students and faculty, which can be seen as a smaller representation of the Marist community as a whole. Marist College is an extraordinary institution to encourage learning and creativity, and River + Stone is certainly a product of these attributes.
River + Stone has allowed me to become exposed to the fashion program here at Marist, and as a Criminal Justice major, this is something that otherwise would never have happened. Additionally, this program has allowed me to form lasting relationships and bonds with many people. As mentioned before, we have a wonderful group of Reps who are both devoted and incredibly fun to work with, making this program very rewarding for me in many ways. Joining this program is included in some of the best decisions I have made during my time at Marist College!
I hope that all of you reading this can stop by MPorium to appreciate the amazing work produced by our students through River + Stone, and I am positive that you will find something perfect for you! February 18th is the grand opening date. I hope to see you all there!