Annual Fashion Show

The 2020 Annual Fashion Show will take place, April 24-25, 2020. Check back in March 2020 for ticket updates and on-sale dates and times. 

The Fashion School at Kent State University will stage the Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show, FS², on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, 2020. 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. 

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.


View highlights from the 2019 Annual Fashion Show

View the complete 2019 Annual Fashion Show


Details will be announced in spring 2020. 

Sponsorship/VIP Show and Hall of Fame Induction

There will be a special VIP reception on Saturday, April 25 before the evening show and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Show. There will also be a special post-show dessert reception in which sponsors will have the opportunity to mingle and get photos taken with the winning designers. Details to be announced at a later date. 

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Hall of Fame Lecture

Details to be announced at a later date. 

    Complete Schedule TBD

    Thursday, April 23 @ 7 p.m.

    • Behind the Scenes Preview Show
    • The Fashion School's Annual PREVIEW - Live streaming reception of the FS2 Behind the Scenes Preview Show at the Kent State University NYC Studio. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., live-stream begins at 7 p.m.

    Friday, April 24 

    • Hall of Fame Lecture TBD

    Friday @ 2 p.m.

    •  Matinee Show - Rockwell Auditorium & Atrium

    Friday @ 5:30 p.m.

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

    Friday @ 7 p.m.

    • Awards Ceremony - Rockwell Auditorium & Atrium
    • Dessert Reception Following - Rockwell Atrium

    Saturday, April 25 @ 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.

    • 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 Mingling
    • Portfolio Display - Fashion Library