Â??avant Garden: Where Couture is Cultivated’ Theme for Colorado State University Student Apparel Design Show

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The Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University will present its annual student apparel design show, "Avant GardeN: Where Couture is Cultivated," at 7 p.m. Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1, in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom on campus.

The show will feature original apparel lines created by 25 students in the apparel design and production concentration. From this fashion-forward garden, diverse varieties of couture, ranging from Western wear to lingerie to wedding gowns, will bloom.  

"This show is a unique opportunity to view the blossoming talents of student designers who have achieved mastery of Lectra computer-aided design software, textile design techniques and apparel construction methods as well as the creative skills necessary for a successful career in the apparel industry," said Katie Pankey, a student who chairs the promotion committee for this event.

The four-year program of study in apparel design and production is offered through the Department of Design and Merchandising in the College of Applied Human Sciences.  

The show is planned, produced and promoted by students in design and merchandising and is supported by revenues generated from ticket sales and donations from the community.  

A sneak peek of the show highlighting the selected work of a few designers will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, on the Lory Student Center plaza.

Tickets are available at the CSU Campus Box Office (www.csutix.com) and will also be available at the door on the nights of the event. Tickets are $8 for students and $15 for non-students.