Three students honored for their fashion collections at the ‘All in Bloom’ fashion show

A life-size event

From gingham to fleece, sneakers to stilettos and structured pleats to undulating drapes, the students’ flagship collections displayed a diversity of designs, functions, colors and accessories. Form-fitting styles contrast with flowing dresses and asymmetrical ensembles.

Collections showcased leisurewear, workwear, evening dresses and outerwear, accentuated by thematic and thoughtful hair and makeup styling, as well as accessories such as sunglasses, handbags, antlers and fringes.

Avery Martin, digital media strategist for the College of Health and Human Sciences, was the emcee, while DJ Mitch Perez, a design and merchandising student, kept the mood upbeat among the collections with transitions fluids from “Mr. Postman” to “Heart of Glass” and “Life in the Fast Lane.”

The student models – diverse in size, age and gender expression – used the musical cues wisely to highlight garment details such as psychedelic jacket linings and bustiers.

Fashion insights

Before the show, a large audience also saw a video featuring student Greg Nixon. Nixon focuses on the design and production of clothing. Its collection, “Bloome”, offers functional skiwear with a mix of natural and fluorescent colors.

After the show, a video featuring Miles Harrisona student specializing in product development, presented another perspective.

Harrison, sporting his own tie-dye hoodie design, briefly joined Martin on stage to share his advice for the Rams: “Always be yourself. Don’t try to look like someone else. Express yourself with the clothes you want to wear.

The department of Design and merchandising is part of CSU College of Health and Human Sciences.

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