Colorado State University Students Present Recycled Design Exhibit

More than 20 student-created apparel designs featuring beer cans, plastic bags, newspapers, bottle caps, used textiles and other everyday objects will be presented in an exhibit in Colorado State University’s Gustafson Gallery.

The designs were created by students who are members of Fashion Group International of Denver and Colorado State University’s Department of Design and Merchandising. The exhibit is titled “Picking Up the Pieces: Fall 2012 Recycled Fashion of FGI.”

All student designs were constructed using about 75 percent recyclable materials. The featured designs were originally presented at the annual recycled fashion show sponsored by the Fashion Group International, which was held in December 2012. The top 23 recycled designs from that show were selected for inclusion in the exhibit.

The Gustafson Gallery is located in Room 318 of the Gifford Building, 502 Lake Street. Gustafson Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Admission is free. The exhibit is open now and runs through March 8. The gallery is part of the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising. The Department of Design and Merchandising is in the College of Applied Human Sciences.

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. Student members of FGI of Denver, 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.