Â??breaking the Silhouette’ Apparel and Production Design Show Presented at Colorado State

Note to Editors: Print quality photographs of student fashion are available by clicking on the headline of this release at www.newsinfo.colostate.edu. Reporters wanting to attend the show should RSVP to Dell Rae Moellenberg, 970-491-6009 or dellrae.moellenberg@colostate.edu.

Students graduating in apparel design and production at Colorado State University will showcase their unique skills and talents when their original clothing designs grace the catwalk at the college’s annual fashion show. "Breaking The Silhouette," the annual senior class apparel and production design show, is at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27, in the Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on the university’s campus.

Tickets are available at the Campus Box Office and at the show. Student tickets are $8 and non-student tickets are $15.

"Breaking The Silhouette" will feature extraordinary creations of 23 senior students. The show will feature a collage of individual design styles created by students in their capstone class prior to graduation and internships. Designs, which range from maternity wear to wedding dresses, demonstrate the diverse talents of student designers.

In addition to creating a sensation of fashion for viewers, students in the program must also plan, promote and present the show on both evenings. Students begin designing and creating apparel for the show during the fall semester and plan all aspects of the evenings including identifying and working with models, fitting clothing and arranging additional details to present a professional runway show.

Colorado State’s College of Applied Human Sciences offers the only four-year degree program in apparel design and production in Colorado through the Department of Design and Merchandising. The degree provides students with a strong foundation in market research, textile and garment design, pattern and sample production, costing and sales presentation. The program ensures students’ mastery of Lectra, the leading computer-aided design software used in the industry today, and imparts students with invaluable industry experience through participation in study tours and professional internships.

For additional information about the event, contact Jillian Fisher at (720) 289-4446 or jdfisher@simla.colostate.edu, Chad Sowers at (970) 491-1356, sowersc@lamar.colostate.edu, or the department’s main office at (970) 491-1629.