Annual Fashion Show | The Fashion School | Kent State University

Annual Fashion Show

The 2019 Annual Fashion Show will take place April 26-27, 2019. Tickets for the Friday shows on April 26 (matinee and awards) will go on sale to the public Monday, April 1, at 12 pm (ET). See the ticket section below for more information. Sponsorship tickets for the Saturday Sponsorship/VIP Show are on sale now and can be purchased here.

The Fashion School at Kent State University will stage the Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show, FS² Presented by Dillard's on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, 2019. 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.


Tickets for the 2019 Annual Fashion Show on Friday, April 26, will go on sale to the public, Monday, April 1 at 12 pm (ET). Tickets will be available for purchase online, via phone, or in person at the Kent State Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center front lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts (1325 Theatre Dr., Kent Campus). Ticket prices for the Friday Matinee at 2 pm are $50 for Auditorium seating and $35 for Atrium seating. Tickets for the Friday evening Awards Show at 7 pm are priced $75 for Auditorium seating and $55 for Atrium seating. All tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. More information will be provided closer to the on-sale date. Sponsorship tickets for the Saturday evening Sponsorship/VIP Show on April 27 are on sale now and can be purchased online through the Kent State ticket portal. 

Sponsorship/VIP Show and Hall of Fame Induction

There will be a special VIP reception on Saturday, April 27 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. Tickets for the Sponsor/VIP Show event are only available through sponsorships and are available for purchase online.

Hall of Fame Lecture

Details to be announced at a later date. 

Complete Schedule

Friday, April 26 

  • Hall of Fame Lecture TBD

Friday @ 2 p.m.

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

Saturday, April 27 @ 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 Dillard's – Sponsor/VIP Show
  • Special: Fashion School Hall of Fame Induction Presentation

Sponsor the Fashion Show

Saturday @ 8:30 p.m.

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