Colorado State University Students Host Recycled Fashion Show May 2

The student chapter of Fashion Group International in Colorado State University’s Department of Design and Merchandising presents the annual Recycled Fashion Show at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 2. "Caution Couture…Where Green is the New Black" is the theme of this year’s show, which takes place at the Hilton Hotel, 425 W. Prospect Road, in Fort Collins.

This year, the Fashion Group International Student Chapter is working with Mark Young Construction, Inc., a construction management firm in charge of building the new Computer Science building at Colorado State. Student designers are required to incorporate leftover scrap material from the construction site to include in their garments.

The project not only helps recycle leftover materials from the building, but it also supports Colorado State’s ongoing plans to make the campus greener and create community out of the construction that has been affecting students’ daily lives on campus.

In addition to the Recycled Fashion Show, there will be a "dress for less" contest where students work as stylists to create an ensemble out of clothing donated to stores such as Goodwill or arc Thrift Stores. Students are required to spend less than $35 to create an entire fashionable outfit, with two accessories, that appears new. Outfits entered in the contest will also be featured in the show.

The Fashion Group International Student Chapter has also paired with TOMS Shoes, an organization that donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased through the organization. Several Colorado State students have helped support the cause by decorating shoes purchased through TOMS. The decorated shoes will be modeled in the first half of the Recycled Fashion Show.

Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for non-students. Part of the proceeds will go to Room to Read, a non-profit organization that works to provide education to children in developing countries.

For more information, contact Terry Yan, assistant professor in the Department of Design and Merchandising, at or (970) 491-5331.