News & Events

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 3:20pm
In July, the NYC Studio hosted its second industry panel, bringing alumni, students, industry attendees and guests from the main campus to the Kent State Fashion School’s studio in the Garment District.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 2:51pm
The work of a Fashion School and School of Theatre and Dance faculty member at Kent State University is featured in a new Hollywood blockbuster. Assistant Professor of Costume Technology Kerry Jo Bauer served as a costumer for Netflix and the Jim Henso...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 2:50pm
After an international search, the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University announces the appointment of Louise Valentine, Ph.D., as its new director, who holds the Peg’s Foundation Endowed Leadership Chair. Valentine...
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 5:38pm
Hello to the KSU creative community from the new director of the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising!
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 5:33pm
Shuxian Kong, a 2019 graduate of The Kent State University Fashion School of Design and Merchandising, was chosen as the university’s representative in the 2019 Supima Design Competition on Sept. 5 in New York for her collection, “Doodling Childhood”. Kong is one of only eight pa...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 3:23pm
Almost 50 years ago, the shootings of Kent State University students by the Ohio National Guard brought to a head the cultural divides that had split the nation. The Kent State University Museum’s exhibition, “Culture/Counterculture: Fashions of the 1960s and ’70s,” opening Sept....
Shown is "Make Amerikkka Great Again" (2019), designed by Kent State University Fashion School student Colin Isaacs.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:03am
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on Kent State University students protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War, killing four and wounding nine, students and faculty from Kent State’s School of Fa...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 5:06pm
The Kent State University Museum’s newest exhibit, “Ohio Quilts”, which opens to the public July 19, features an eclectic group of historical quilts, that in many ways, reflects the history of Ohio dating back to the early nineteenth century.   
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 10:40am
Todd White, a current Kent fashion design student, was recently featured in an online article in ESSENCE discussing his successful journey on becoming a celebrity stylist and how he juggles the demands of his career and his schoolwork. Check out this recent article and learn how...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 4:56pm
Top designers in the fashion industry were recognized during the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards on the evening of June 3, at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.