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Outstanding student designers recognized at CSU Fashion Show

The annual Colorado State University Fashion Show, presented by the Department of Design and Merchandising, showcased 14 collections created by graduating apparel design students. Each collection...

Gustafson Gallery

Beauty and sustainability combine seamlessly in CSU Gustafson Gallery exhibit

The inherent beauty found in fine textiles, combined with the challenge of using recycled materials, inspire a guest artist featured at Colorado State University's Gustafson Gallery.


Tying the Knot

Avenir unveils 'Tying the Knot' bridal gown exhibition

CSU's Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising has unveiled "Tying the Knot," a new exhibition of bridal gowns, accompanied by photos and stories of many of...

Over Consumption Poster

Clothing and Sustainability: Your carbon footprint three-day event

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability's Global Challenges Research Team "[Over]Consumption: The Culprit Causing an Environmental Crisis in your Closet" is hosting a three-day event March...

Nogah Seidemann

Artistic brain: Colorful neurons are CSU student's inspiration for hand-dyed textile

Neurons in the brain look a lot like art if you don't know what you're looking at. This was the inspiration for Colorado State University apparel...

CSU Fashion Show

Students' 2017 Fashion Show features ASCENTS to new heights

CSU's Department of Design and Merchandising will hold its annual fashion show at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins.


Julia Lyons

Interior design student awarded the Gilman Scholarship for spring 2017

This semester, Julia Lyons ('17) was one of two Colorado State University students to be awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help fund their...

Mary Littrell

Semester at Sea textiles class weaves together a view of Myanmar

A day of browsing fabric shops, markets, galleries and pagodas exposed Spring 2017 Semester at Sea voyagers to a fresh perspective on life and art in...

Avenir Garden Party

New Avenir Museum exhibits feature blooms, brides, and student designs

The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising's Spring 2017 exhibitions highlight pieces from its extensive permanent collection of historic apparel and as well as exceptional recent...

Scholarship Students

CSU Design and Merchandising students win scholarships and a trip to the Big Apple

Six outstanding students from the Colorado State University Department of Design and Merchandising earned themselves a free trip to New York City, along with a $5,000...