At the School of Fashion, design and merchandising majors showcase their talent and innovation in real-world settings. This energized atmosphere has earned the school a consistent ranking among the best fashion programs nationally and globally. Students are required to complete both an approved internship and study-away experience before graduating, and more than 3,000 alumni can be found throughout the industry working for the world’s most recognized brands.
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Welcome to Fall 2020!
We have been feverishly preparing the School of Fashion over the summer months, in anticipation of a new academic year filled with ambition and aspiration, creativity and innovation, safety and wellbeing.
Last month, Kent State University School of Fashion students, faculty and alumni gathered on Zoom for the first "New York City Industry Insider Series" discussion, hosted by the Kent State University New York City Fashion program. Viewers were treated to a powerful conversation on diversity, equity and inclusion in the fashion industry led by Terry Roberts, Vice President of Employment Law and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at American Eagle Outfitters (AEO).
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.
Kent State University School of Fashion assistant professor, Melissa Campbell, is tackling fiber art in her most recent project that focuses on personal evolutions and how people evolve and become their true selves.
The Kent State Museum’s newest exhibition, “Fortuna: Designs by Vincent Quevedo,” marks the first new exhibition for the museum since its reopening in August and is on display now. It features works by award-winning designer and School of Fashion Associate Professor Vincent Quevedo.
A team of Kent State students were recently honored for their efforts to create a sustainable black dye alternative.
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). Every year the CFDA FFGS highlights a directory of more than 100 recent graduate talents searchable by specialization, foci, school and program.
60+ scholarship opportunities available for current freshmen through senior-level students in design and merchandising. View our entire list of scholarships and criteria!Learn More