Student Designers Show Off Their Talents at Colorado State University’s Annual Fashion Show March 24-25

Note to Editors: Reporters are welcome to attend the fashion shows. Interviews with the students and tickets to the shows are available by contacting Lady Soule in the Department of Design and Merchandising at (970) 494-0730 or Jennifer Dimas in University Relations at (970) 491-1543.

Colorado State University’s senior design students will model their handcrafted work – from casual daywear to wearable art – at the annual student fashion show March 24 and 25.

The event will be held at 8 p.m. on both dates in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom on campus. Ticket prices are $6 for students and $12 for non-students and are available at the Lory Student Center Box Office. Tickets also will be sold at the door on the night of both shows.

At the show, students will model about 75 lines of clothing designed by 15 senior designers. The lines include everything from casual daywear to wearable art and echo this year’s theme, "Building ‘Fashionation’: Works of Progress."

"All the garments are made by designers at all stages of the production, from creating the pattern to stitching and sewing the garment," said Lady Soule, show coordinator and one of the show’s student designers. "It really combines the technical and creative aspects of design, which illustrates this year’s theme."

A panel of professionals in the fashion industry has reviewed each garment based on construction, quality and design technique. At the show, awards will be given in the categories of cocktail wear, formal wear, casual wear, wearable art and club wear. Awards also will be given for best construction and best of show.

For more information on the event, contact Soule at (970) 494-0730.