Cirque du Couture, a winter 2011 recycled fashion show featuring apparel designs created from recycled materials, will be presented by Colorado State University students at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at Sunset Event Center, 242 Linden St. The fashion show is put on by student members of Fashion Group International in the Department of Design and Merchandising within the College of Applied Human Sciences.
Tickets are $8 for Colorado State students with a valid student ID and $10 for adults, payable at the door. All ages are welcome.
The FGI student members as well as other students in the Department of Design and Merchandising have created the designs featured in the show. All student designs are created using approximately 75 percent recyclable materials. Three different categories of design submissions are featured in the show: a general category, garments that follow the circus theme of the show, and the ‘Dress for Less’ submission, which consists of outfits purchased at second hand stores with a strict budget of $30 or less. All designs will be judged prior to the event and a winner for each submission category will be announced at the show.
Anyone attending the recycled fashion show this year is encouraged to bring toys to donate to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation through Larimer County.
Fashion Group International is a global non-profit organization of more than 5,000 industry professional members who move the business of fashion, including apparel, accessories, beauty and home. FGI student members, including apparel design and merchandising students as well as other fashion-minded individuals, meet regularly to learn from industry guest speakers and various workshops. The student group also gives back to the Fort Collins community by volunteering and donating to charities.
The Department of Design and Merchandising is part of the College of Applied Human Sciences.