Gustafson Gallery

Current exhibition: September 29 – December 7, 2017

[Dress Code]: Fashion in Flux


Opening reception: Friday, September 29, 2017 4 – 6 pm Public welcome!

Couture-level, high fashion evening attire inspires [Dress Code]: Fashion in Flux, an exhibit showcasing evening wear designs produced by undergraduate fashion design students in CSU’s Department of Design & Merchandising. These gowns were a highlight of the annual CSU Fashion Show sponsored by the Department of Design & Merchandising in April 2017. The parachutes used to create the evening wear designs were provided by Aspen Pointe, a business in Colorado Springs which focuses on providing education, counseling and job training for wounded veterans.

For this design project, students researched the concept of fashion history in times of conflict, produced iterations of fashion illustrations, developed the garment patterns, and tested the patterns in prototype garments. For the final phase of the project, they created finished garments using authentic military parachutes.

[Dress Code]: Fashion in Flux opens Friday, September 29, with a reception from 4-6 p.m. in Room 318 of the Gifford Building.


Location and Hours

The Gustafson Gallery features regular exhibitions of creative student and faculty apparel design and merchandising scholarship

  • Location: Room 318, Gifford Building (502 West Lake Street), on the CSU campus - Campus Map
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free; self guided
  • Closed on national and university holidays
  • Contact: (970) 491-1983
  • Parking: For campus parking information for visitors, see Colorado State's parking information website.

Past Exhibitions