The Parachute Project
The designs featured in The Parachute Project were created by third-year students in the Draping course taught by Design and Merchandising Instructor Kevin Kissell. The designs were created from retired military parachutes, which were donated to the department by Aspen Point, a business located in Colorado Springs. Inspiration for the fashion design work was derived from current fashion trends, combined with creatively using the parachutes for a different purpose than the original intent.
Dress pictured above was made by Courtney Morgan, a Graduate Student in the Department of Design and Merchandising.
Gustafson Gallery More Information
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. – 4 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.
- Fall 2018 – Jeff Miller’s Buddhist Approach to Guerilla Quilting
- Summer 2018 – The View from Here: Graduate Work in Digital Textile Design
- Spring 2018 – Recycled Design Exhibit: An Exhibition of Undergraduate Ingenuity
- Fall 2017 – [Dress Code]: Fashion in Flux
- Summer 2017 – Eco Fashion: Works by Linda Örhn McDaniel
- Spring 2017 – Ptero-Couture: Fashion in the Age of Dinosaurs
- Fall 2016 – Exploration of Faculty Research in Design
- Summer 2016 – Multiplicity: Exploration of Visual Vibration
- Fall 2015 – Scholarly design: Pair of Colorado State University exhibits highlight student work in West African textiles and historic crochet techniques
- Spring 2015 – Gustafson unveils ‘FGI Pop Art Fashion Show’
- Fall 2014 – Colorado State University exhibit draws inspiration from diverse cultures
- Spring 2014 – Materials and Manipulations: Memories Lost and Found Exhibit
- Winter 2013 – Spring 2014 – Recycled Design Exhibit