Colorado State University Students Hit the Fashion Runway

Colorado State University students will have a chance to show off their original designs at the 26th annual student fashion show March 30-31.

The event will be held at 8 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Ballroom on campus. Tickets are $4 for students and $8 for nonstudents, and will be sold at the Lory Student Center Flea Market on March 27, at the student center box office March 23-31 and at the door the day of the shows.

"Colorado State’s Design and Merchandising Association produces the only college fashion show in the nation that is designed and managed entirely by students," said Tricia Widner, show coordinator and graduate student in the department of design, merchandising and consumer science. "It’s an absolutely unique event."

At the show, students will model 145 garments created by 26 student designers. Each garment is placed in one of eight categories including evening wear, casual wear, club wear and bridal wear.

"The diversity of Colorado State is represented by the designers," said Jessica Deck, president of the Design and Merchandising Association. "The collection, like the school, is a melting pot and offers a variety of styles."

A panel of professionals in the fashion industry have evaluated each garment based on construction, quality and design technique. At the show, awards will be given in each category as well as an award for best of show.

For more information about the show, contact Widner at (970) 491-1629.