Colorado State University Apparel Design and Merchandising Students Present Annual Spring Show

Colorado State University’s apparel design, merchandising and production senior graduates are presenting their annual capstone fashion show – Fash(n)Fresh – at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, and Tuesday, March 29, in the Main Ballroom in the Lory Student Center on Colorado State’s campus.

Fash(n)Fresh showcases original designs created by 15 seniors from the Department of Design and Merchandising. Each student prepares an apparel line to demonstrate his or her talent and skills acquired during their undergraduate careers with Colorado State University. This premier show also is planned and produced by 28 apparel merchandising students to incorporate new trends in styling and staging.

Fash(n)Fresh also will introduce “Design a TOMMY Tee Contest,” a T-shirt design competition co-sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger and the Outlets of Colorado. This year is the first year the competition has been held, and the show will feature the top three designs.

Student winners also will be announced. The students with the top three selected T-shirts also receive a cash award, which is provided through a grant from the Outlets of Colorado.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Design-A-Tee contest with Tommy Hilfiger,” said Peggy Ziglin, public relations and tourism director for the Outlets of Colorado. “We truly believe in the Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State and the opportunity to participate in the senior apparel design show. We are honored to award a grant from the Outlets of Castlerock, Loveland and Silverthorne to help fund this program.”

The fashion director for Saks Fifth Avenue in Denver visited CSU in early February to help students develop a theme and organize the presentation to maximize audience interest. Students chose the word “fresh” in their theme as part of that workshop, based on fashion trend research they conducted in class.

Tickets are $8 for all students and $15 for general admission. Monday night only, $5 tickets will be available for all high school students. Tickets can be purchased at or at the CSU Lory Student Center Box Office in person or by calling (970) 491-4849.

Top-level sponsor for this event is Mama Said Sew, a contemporary sewing lounge in Old Town Fort Collins. Other sponsors include Williams Clothiers in Old Town and Farmers Couture in Denver.

Door prizes, including front-row Denver Nuggets tickets, will be given away at the shows.

The Department of Design and Merchandising is part of the College of Applied Human Sciences.