Krissi Riewe Stevenson
Krissi Riewe Stevenson is an Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at Kent State University. She holds a BFA and an MFA in Fashion Design from the University of North Texas, and between earning those degrees spent nearly ten years as a store manager and buyer for a specialty lingerie fit store. She brings these experiences to her work at the School of Fashion; her applied research focuses on the use of technology as a tool to support the apparel industry. This includes creative design scholarship embracing the value of the hand and traditional craft methods along with the efficiency of digital tools such as laser cutting, digital printing, and Clo 3d, blending them in a fluid design process. Her industry experience inspires work investigating the relationship between digital and physical garment fit using Clo, as well as use of the Knit LAB Stoll digital knitting machines to develop improved bra garments. Underscoring this work are the values of responsibility and kindness in the way materials and making affect the environment and people involved in the apparel industry. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring and traveling with her husband.