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Recyled Fashion Show - Alice in Runwayland April 29

April 26, 2010

Where can you see original garment designs with an Alice in Wonderland theme -- made from cupcake wrappers, plastic bags, newspapers, and paperclips? At Colorado State University's Recycled Fashion Show, of course!

'Paper rose' designed by a student in the Department of Design and Merchandising, College of Applied Human Sciences.

Thursday, April 29
 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Sunset Event Center
242 Linden Street

Styling with miscellany

Colorado State University students are creating cutting-edge fashion from recycled items.

Students must make garments with 70 percent recyclable materials, which will be featured in a recycled fashion show with 65 garments styled from cupcake wrappers, plastic bags, newspapers and paperclips.

Theme: Alice in RunwayLand

The show is put on by the university’s student chapter of the Fashion Group International. This year’s show focuses on an Alice in Wonderland theme, “Alice in RunwayLand: We’re all Green Here.”

The show is at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at the Sunset Event Center at 242 Linden St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $8, available at the door. 

Three categories for garment design

  • Dress for less
  • General submission
  • Garments inspired by Alice in Wonderland characters.

While general submission and Alice in Wonderland-inspired garments must be made primarily from recycled materials, the dress-for-less category requires the designer to put together an ensemble from second-hand clothing stores that costs no more than $30.

'Cupcake dress,' one of the entries in the 2010 Fashion Group International's Recycled Fashion Show.

Original designs

This year’s event showcases original designs of CSU students who applied for the opportunity to include garments in the show.

“Alice in RunwayLand: We’re All Green Here” is sponsored by the Department of Design and Merchandising in the College of Applied Human Sciences and coordinated by design and merchandising students, although students outside of that major are welcome to participate.

Students who coordinate the show gain experience in event planning, stage décor and promotion.

Admission $8

Goody bags from the Loveland Outlets will be given out to the first 300 people.  All ages are welcome. Admission is $8.

Contact: Tracey Kennedy