At the Kent State University School of Fashion, we revel in the creativity and confidence of our students.
We believe you should be able to showcase your talent, which is why our fashion design and merchandising majors have the chance to apply their skills and innovation in real-world settings. This authentic experience has earned the school a consistent ranking among the best fashion programs in the world.
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KSU Fashion in the News
Kent State Ranks High on 2021 Fashion-Schools.org Lists
Kent State University’s School of Fashion once again ranks as one of the best fashion programs in the United States according to Fashion-Schools.org.
Kent State Named one of Nation’s Best for Fashion Merchandising
Kent State University’s School of Fashion has once again been ranked as one of the nation’s best programs in fashion merchandising according to the educational online learning platform, Study.com.
The 2021 Fashion Tech Hackathon Goes International
The Fashion Tech Hackathon, a cross circular event hosted by the Kent State University School of Fashion, has been on an upward trajectory since its inception in 2013. Read more about the Hackathon!
Fashion Seniors Announced as 2021 FSF Scholarship Recipients
Two seniors from the Kent State University School of Fashion were announced as Fashion Scholarship Fund 2021 scholarship recipients. Fashion design seniors Jordan Bigelow and Mattney Yates used their creativity and knowledge to develop case studies focused on current world issues.
Fashion Industry Studies and University Libraries Team Up For Black History Fashion Book Bank
Students from the Kent State University Fashion Industry Studies master’s program (M.F.I.S.) partnered with the school's Fashion Library and Kent State University Library to create the Black History Fashion Book Bank.
Alumna Wins Silver in Multiple Categories at International Design Awards
Kent State University School of Fashion alumna Isabella Diorio’s senior thesis collection “F.E.T.” (Female Engagement Team), took home multiple awards at the 2020 International Design Awards (IDA) virtual event in January. Read more about the awards!
Alumnus ‘Flipped Turned Upside Down’ With the Fresh Prince
Fashion in the 90s was dominated by simple styles, but full of patterns and colors. And you can see and buy those styles mixed with contemporary flair today thanks to Kent State University alumnus, Adam Forrester, who recently designed pieces for the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s” 30th-anniversary collection.
School of Fashion Alumna Receives HFR Icon 360 Award
Since graduating from the Kent State University School of Fashion in 2011, Tiarra Smallwood has had an impressive career in the fashion world. After designing for brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch and The Gap, she launched her brand MAX+min in 2019. Smallwood was recently awarded $10,000 from Harlem Fashion Row’s (HFR) Icon 360 Fund to put towards her growing business.
Three School of Fashion Alumnae Featured in CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase 2020
Spring 2020 Kent State School of Fashion design alums, Rachel Myong Christian, Sage Dye and Katie Scott were recently featured in the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Future Graduate Showcase 2020 (FFGS20).
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