Annual Fashion Show | Kent State University

Annual Fashion Show

The 2018 Annual Fashion Show will take place April 27-28, 2018. Tickets for the Friday shows will go on sale to the public Monday, April 2nd at noon, and will be available for purchase online, via phone, or in person at the Kent State Performing Arts Box Office. 

The Fashion School at Kent State University will stage the Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show, FS² Presented by Macy's on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, 2018. The show highlights the outstanding talents of the Fashion School’s design and merchandising students. It will be held at the Fashion School at 515 Hilltop Drive in Kent, Ohio. Molly Langenstein, Kent State alumnus and General Business Manager for Macy's Ready to Wear, will be inducted into the Fashion School’s Hall of Fame.

For the Annual Fashion Show, fashion students submit work — ranging from athletic wear to evening gowns — to a panel of industry professionals, who decide which collections and looks will be presented on the runway. Fashion merchandising students plan and organize the two-day event.

Tickets for Friday are priced at $30 for the 2 p.m. Matinee and $55 for the 7 p.m. Awards Show. Friday Matinee and Awards Show tickets go on sale Monday, April 2 at 12 p.m. (ET). Tickets are available for purchase online, via phone, or in person at box office. The Performing Arts Box Office is located in the Roe Green Center front lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts (1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH) and may be reached at (330) 672-2787. The box office accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, personal checks and cash.

Sponsorship/VIP Show and Hall of Fame Induction

Attendees of the Annual Fashion Show’s Sponsor/VIP Show the evening of Saturday, April 28, will have the opportunity to meet Hall of Fame inductee Molly Langenstein during a special VIP reception. Tickets for this event are only available through sponsorships. 

Molly langenstein Lecture

Molly Langenstein will also give a free lecture open to the public prior to the Friday Matinee. The lecture will take place Friday, April 27, at noon in the Rockwell Hall auditorium.

Complete Schedule

Friday, April 27 @ noon

  • Molly Langenstein Lecture (Free) - Rockwell Auditorium 

Friday @ 2 p.m.

  • FS2 Presented by Macy's – Matinee Show - Rockwell Auditorium & Atrium

Friday @ 5:30 p.m.

  • Portfolio Display - Rockwell Fashion Library 
  • TechstyleLAB Openhouse - Rockwell 3rd Floor

Friday @ 7 p.m.

  • FS2 Presented by Macy's – Awards Ceremony - Rockwell Auditorium & Atrium
  • Dessert Reception Following - Rockwell Atrium

Saturday, April 29 @ 5:30 p.m.

  • VIP/Sponsor Reception - Rockwell Atrium
  • Museum Open
  • TechStyleLAB Open House - Rockwell 3rd Floor
  • Portfolio Display - Rockwell Fashion Library 

Saturday @ 7 p.m.

  • FS2 Presented by Macy's – Sponsor/VIP Show
  • Special: Fashion School Hall of Fame Induction Presentation

Saturday @ 8:30 p.m.

  • Post Show Dessert Reception - Rockwell Atrium
  • VIP Photos
  • Winning Designers and Collections
  • Portfolio Display - Fashion Library