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.
In 2023 we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Kent State University’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, the research-led teaching institution that fosters industry excellence and is grounded in real-world industry experience.
Our Annual Fashion Show highlights the outstanding talent of Kent State’s design and merchandising students. The 2024 Annual Fashion Show events will take place April 25 - 27, 2024 in the Student Center Ballroom on the Kent Campus of Kent State University.
KSU Fashion in the News
‘This Is It’ Moment for Sustainable Fashion Visionary
Senior fashion design student Frances Brunner uses lessons from distinctive fashion program to make her mark.
The School of Fashion presents "African Americans in the Arts"
Join the School of Fashion on February 23 at 9:30 a.m. in Rockwell Hall as we celebrate Black History Month. This year’s theme, “African Americans and the Arts” will be presented by our incredible alumni and industry partners. Our visiting guests will share their personal journey, drive and goal to work in the arts. Our school community will also hear their insight on the present and future direction of African Americans in fashion.
Taking the Leap to be a Changemaker
School of Fashion senior B.F.A. design student, India Williams, has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 Gucci Changemakers Scholarship. One of twelve recipients, Williams received a $20,000 scholarship to pursue her degree, in addition to mentorship and virtual internship opportunities through Gucci America.
60+ scholarship opportunities available for current freshmen through senior-level students in design and merchandising. View our entire list of scholarships and criteria!