Fashion School

The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University held its Annual Fashion Show on April 24 and 25 at the school’s Rockwell Hall location. The 2015 show, dubbed “FS2: Visionnaire,” featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. That sizable body of work spanned eveningwear, casualwear and sportswear, with a special category for sustainable production. There also were menswear, childrenswear and juniors collections.

The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising (the Fashion School) at Kent State University held its Annual Fashion Show on April 24 and 25 at the school’s Rockwell Hall location. The 2015 show, dubbed “FS2: Visionnaire,” featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. That sizable body of work spanned eveningwear, casualwear and sportswear, with a special category for sustainable production. There were also menswear, childrenswear and juniors collections.

The Fashion School at Kent State University is currently accepting applications for the Summer Fashion School Academy, a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising.

Kent State University senior fashion design major Jay Lewis had his modern-day fairy tale look displayed at the flagship JC Penney store in New York’s Manhattan Mall.

During the event held on Feb. 11, several Fashion School students from both the Kent State University campus and the School’s NYC Studio location had the opportunity to present their design for a modern day, Cinderella-inspired look. Using Cinderella’s gown from Disney’s new live-action film as inspiration, students sketched their designs live in front of esteemed fashion industry guests. Guest judges included Katie Holmes, Nina Garcia, Charlotte Ronson and Geoffrey Henning.

Top prize goes to hands-free GPS navigational backpack 

Student participants from Parsons The New School for Design, SUNY Buffalo, Stephens College and Kent State place in top 3 teams

Despite a powerful snow storm that temporarily closed down the campus, students from around the U.S. descended upon Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, to develop wearable technology prototypes during the weekend of Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 in the only collegiate wearable technology hackathon in the nation.

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
JAN. 30 – FEB. 1

Fashion-Technology Overlap Subject of Symposium and “Hackathon” at Kent State

Events organized by Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad, Fashion School and TechSyleLAB

TechStyleLAB Symposium
Academic conference on digital textile design and production

Friday, Jan. 30 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Rockwell Hall, Kent State University

Photo 1 from Kent State's Fashion/Tech Hackathon

The wearable technology industry is expected to grow to become a $30 billion market within the next five years, and Kent State University is laying the groundwork to make an impact in the field. 

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