Colorado State University Students to Host Annual Apparel Design Show March 29-30

Colorado State University’s Department of Design and Merchandising will present its 2010 Student Apparel Design Show “Haute off the Press: Designer’s Edition” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30 at the Lory Student Center main ballroom.

This year’s event showcases original designs created by students in the Fall 2009 capstone course in the apparel design and production concentration. Students have developed skills in market research and trend forecasting, design and production processes and the marketing of finished apparel lines, all of which were put to use to create the clothing and entire apparel show. The student designers have gained experience developing product technical packages and using computer-aided design programs to assist in pattern drafting, garment sketches, textile designs and websites for their final lines.

A sneak peek of this year’s designs is slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 in the Lory Student Center Lower Common area. This year’s sneak peek will preview selected garments from the student designers’ lines that will be presented on each evening of the show.

“Haute off the Press: Designer’s Edition” is sponsored by the Department of Design and Merchandising in the College of Applied Human Sciences and coordinated through the efforts of students enrolled in the apparel design show production and promotion class. The students in this class gain firsthand experience in special events planning and promotion. This year’s show is also supported by generous donations from individuals and businesses from around the community, as well as friends and family.

This year’s hosts are radio personalities Kama McDonald from KKPL-FM 99.9 The Point on Monday evening and Paul Wozniak from KTRR-FM Tri 102.5 on Tuesday evening.

Tickets are $15 for general admission or $8 with a CSU student ID and are available at CSU’s Campus Box Office in the Lory Student Center at 970-491-4849. Tickets also can be purchased online through the CSU ticket box at or at the door on the night of the event.