The Design and Merchandising Fashion Show at Colorado State University is springing back to life as an in-person celebration after two years of online-only events.
The presentation of the 2022 senior capstone portfolios is entitled “All in Bloom,” complete with a groovy, ’70s inspired theme draped in orange, flower power and disco balls. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 in the stadium club room at Canvas Stadium.
“This is an amazing show,” said student director Annie Lien, a junior. “It’s completely put on by students. All the looks are made by students and it’s just a fantastic way of showing how great our department really is.”
“All in Bloom” will showcase Greg Nixon’s ski and winter apparel, Paisley Green’s fairytale-esque ensemble and 12 other collections that represent the culmination of four years of study in apparel design and production.
About 30 models will strut to the sounds of the ‘70s. A model fitting on April 5 (see video) led to alterations to some of the 40-plus garments and switching models to fit the clothing.
“Organized chaos,” said junior garment and model committee member Rivers Clark. “And it’s a lot of fun. So there is stress, but that’s just what comes along with the job.”
A collaborative event
“All in Bloom” is produced and promoted by students enrolled in DM 474, Fashion Show Production and Event Planning. Students from a variety of majors engage in creative and collaborative ideation to execute the live event.
A VIP reception will be held at 5 p.m. The regular admission cost to attend is $25 while VIP tickets are $65, which include access to the cocktail reception and premium seating. Those tickets can be purchased online at this CSU website. Student tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.