Annual CSU Fashion Show ‘emerges’ with virtual edition April 9

Chanel did it. Balenciaga did it. Now, it’s Colorado State University’s turn.

Virtual fashion shows are becoming more of a norm in the industry as COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. On April 9, the Department of Design and Merchandising will premiere a virtual edition of the annual CSU Fashion Show, “Emerge,” at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.

The virtual event will feature a one-night-only silent auction and door prizes, as the audience, now worldwide, watches the show from the comfort of their own home.

Models walking

“Emerge” is defined as “moving out or away from something and coming into view.” The theme perfectly illustrates the determination of CSU’s Design and Merchandising students, taking an adverse situation and using it as an outlet for creativity and light.

CSU has one of the top 20 fashion schools in the nation, and is proving to the fashion industry that it is a rising force with new and exciting ideas – not just in terms of clothing, but also in the creativity of working with COVID-19 restrictions.

Model walking

About the designs

This year’s array of apparel features ready-for-the-sales-floor collections with an inclusive approach to design. Men’s collections, plus-size, women’s protective gear, and even a multicultural bridal collection grace the work of the designers, all seniors in the program. The collections speak to the zeitgeist, or the spirit of the times, in their comfort, wearability, intricate detail and quality of construction. The runway and backdrop features the new Nancy Richardson Design Center, a remarkable structure devoted to design thinking on the CSU campus.

All are welcome to join a breathtaking evening of fashion and entertainment focused on emerging into the future.

For information on the sponsorship and promotional opportunities available, visit the Design and Merchandising website. More information and tickets are available on the event website.

The Department of Design and Merchandising is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.

Students preparing for Fashion Show