FSStore | Kent State University

The Fashion School Store

The Fashion School Store sells one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories made right here in Kent by faculty, students and alumni of the Fashion School.

The Fashion School Store (FSStore) was launched as the Fashion School's live retail laboratory in downtown Kent in the spring of 2012. This exciting boutique environment allows faculty and students to research and test design, production, buying, marketing, sales and planning models — while bringing unique merchandise designed by faculty, students and alumni to Northeast Ohio.

Fashion School Store exterior

Here are some of the current collections available at the Fashion School Store:

  • Little black dresses (LBDs) created by design students Yidan Hu, Madeline Jordan, Bailey Martinez-Wallace, Bakhita Mukundhi and Michelle Park, advised by Associate Lecturer Paula Dancie. View photos from this collection on Flickr.
  • Student originals such as a zero-waste dress by 2015 design grad Libby Snyder and "Chic Basic" by freshmen students of Fashion School instructor Jeanne James.
  • Produced in the school's TechStyleLAB: Bow ties with the iconic Kent squirrel fabric, 100% organic wool-knitted scarves, laser-cut Fashion School scarves and belts, "Kent State" long ties, printed scarves and limited edition 2016-2017 Florence designed fabrics and tote bags.
  • BLVD, InStyle and Angie designs sourced form Los Angeles.
  • Assorted jewelry and a variety of home goods inlcuding the TechStyleLAB's laser-cut wood plaques and student made pillows.
  • "FS" and "Kent Fashion" logo sweatshirts, t-shirts, caps, lanyards and tote bags. All Fashion School pride-wear is available at the FSStore.
  • New DAWN (Developing Alternatives for Women in New Communities) embroidered crossover shoulder bags, belts and silk baskets.

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