Paris. London. Milan. New York.
If thereâ€™s one thing these cities have in common, itâ€™s that theyâ€™re fashion hotspots whose trends amaze around the globe.
Each season, the Fashion Group International (FGI) professional chapter in New York, compiles videos of fashion shows containing next seasonâ€™s trends. This yearâ€™s spring/summer 2012 video has been made accessible to the CSU chapter of FGI, and will be shown tonight in the Grey Rock Room at the Lory Student Center in honor of Fashion Week. The video will be an hour long and begin at 7 p.m. followed by a presentation. Tickets cost $5 at the door.
â€œThe presentation is about making these trends relevant to college students,â€ said Kealy Bowers, the universityâ€™s officer. â€œOne of the biggest challenges of these trends is that theyâ€™re so expensive. What the presentation does is it takes a trend and explains how to achieve it at three different price points.â€
â€œSome members (of FGI CSU Student Chapter) have reinterpreted these designs to fit into a college studentâ€™s budget,â€ said another FGI member, Brittany Hughes, an apparel design and production and art history double major.
â€œSome of the trends being shown will be tuxedo jackets, feathers, lace, metallic skirtsâ€¦ Itâ€™s mainly geared toward women,â€ Bowers said. â€œMen are welcome, but I donâ€™t think the video covered many menâ€™s shows.â€
Hughes said that her personal favorite trend is the lace trend.
â€œItâ€™s very fun and colorful, and I think it adds a lot of color and texture to other clothes. Itâ€™s fun, and very feminine, but it can also be edgy. I think weâ€™ll see some of the edgier pieces in the video,â€ Hughes said.
â€œIâ€™m also loving the feathers trend,â€ she added. â€œFeathers have been out â€” Well, it sounds a little silly to say that, but we havenâ€™t seen feathers as much lately. But weâ€™re seeing shirts and clothing with feather prints, and jewelry made of feathers, both real and metal ones. I love all the springy, feminine stuff coming up.â€
The showing and presentation will be open to the public and students.
More information can be found at events.colostate.edu.
Collegian writer Emily Kribs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Ready to Wear Trends Spring/Summer 2012
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Grey Rock Room
Cost: $5 at the door
More information: events.colostate.edu