Annual Fashion Show

The 2020 Annual Fashion Show will take place, April 24-25, 2020. 

The Fashion School at Kent State University will stage the Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show, 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


Tickets for the April 24 matinee and evening award shows will go on sale Monday, March 30. More details on where and how to purchase tickets will be provided closer to the on-sale date. 

Matinee - 2 p.m.:

  • Rockwell Atrium Seating - $35 per ticket
  • Museum Gallery Seating - $50 per ticket

Awards Show - 7 p.m.:

  • Rockwell Atrium Seating - $55 per ticket
  • Museum Gallery Seating - $75 per ticket

Tickets for the April 25, VIP Sponsorship Show are on sale now! Please visit the VIP Sponsorship page to view sponsorship package options and purchase tickets. 

Purchase VIP Sponsorship tickets to the 2020 Annual Fashion Show

Sponsorship/VIP Show and Hall of Fame Induction

There will be a VIP cocktail reception on Saturday, April 25 beginning at 6 p.m., before the evening fashion show and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which begins at 7 p.m. There will be a special VIP after-party following the conclusion of the show in the school's Rockwell Atrium in which sponsors will have the opportunity to mix and mingle and get photos taken with the winning designers. 

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 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 - KSU Museum & Rockwell Hall Atrium

    Friday @ 5:30 p.m.

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

    Friday @ 7 p.m.

    • Awards Ceremony - KSU Museum & Rockwell Hall Atrium
    • Dessert Reception Following - Rockwell Atrium

    Saturday, April 25 @ 6 p.m.

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

    Saturday @ 7 p.m.

    • Sponsor/VIP Show - KSU Museum & Rockwell Hall Atrium
    • Special: Fashion School Hall of Fame Induction Presentation

    Saturday @ 9 p.m.

    • VIP After Party - Rockwell Atrium
    • VIP Photos
    • Winning Designers and Collections Mingling
    • Portfolio Display - Fashion Library