The Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State Hosts Â??breakthrough-Concept on the Catwalk’ March 28-29

The Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University will present "Breakthrough-Concept on the Catwalk" at 7 p.m. March 28 and March 29. The annual event, which showcases the work of senior students majoring in apparel design and production, will be held in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom on the Colorado State campus.  

Tickets are on sale at the Lory Student Center Box Office, (970) 491- 4849, and also will be available at the door both nights of the show. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for non-students.

"Breakthrough-Concept on the Catwalk" will feature the original work of 20 senior apparel design students, capturing the transformation from the designer’s first sketch to the finished garment. Concepts to be presented on the catwalk include casual wear, contemporary wedding gowns, swimwear and Vegas showgirls’ themed costumes.

A sneak peek of the show, featuring music and an informal presentation of selected designs, will take place from noon-2 p.m. March 23 at the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State campus.

As the only four-year apparel design program in Colorado, students at Colorado State gain extensive knowledge of and expertise with Lectra design software as used by design professionals in the industry. Upon completion of coursework, apparel design students have participated in internships with designers such as Betsy Johnson, Anna Sui and Tracy Reese.

"We encourage the community to come see the concept of fashion come to life on the catwalk at this year’s student apparel design show," said Rachel Evans, promotions chair and merchandising student at Colorado State.  

For more information about the event, contact Evans at (970) 402- 6173.