News & Events

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:00am
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY JAN. 30 – FEB. 1 Events organized by Kent State’s Blackstone LaunchPad, Fashion School and TechSyleLAB TechStyleLAB Symposium Academic conference on digital textile design and production Friday, Jan. 30 (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.) Rockwell Hall, Kent Sta...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:00am
KENT, Ohio – The Kent State University School of Art’s Downtown Gallery will present “Wearable Spaces,” a solo exhibit featuring the work of J.R. Campbell, director of Kent State’s Fashion School. “Wearable Spaces” will run Jan. 14 – Feb. 14 at the gallery, located at 141 E. Main...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 3:10pm
The wearable technology industry is expected to grow to become a $30 billion market within the next five years, and Kent State University is laying the groundwork to make an impact in the field. 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:00am
The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising (the Fashion School) at Kent State University sent a large and active contingent to the 2014 conference of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA). A group of 13 faculty members an...
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 12:00am
The Kent State University Fashion School Store invites Kent State employees to shop on Dark-Grey Friday Discount Day on Friday, Nov. 21, from noon to 7 p.m. Kent State employees receive 25 percent off anything in the store. The Fashion School Store is located in downtown Kent’s A...
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 4:32pm
Kent State University student Robin Bonatesta, a junior computer science and fashion merchandising major from Branchburg, N.J., has been named a University Innovation Fellow by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). The program is funded by the Na...
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:33pm
Kent State University Fashion School graduate Anastasia Iafrate was named this year’s winner of the prestigious Supima Design Competition during a Sept. 4 event at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Iafrate, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts in fashion design, bea...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:00am
Kent State Fashion School graduate Anastasia Iafrate was named this year’s winner of the prestigious Supima Design Competition during a Sept. 4 event at Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Anastasia, who graduated in May with a B.A. in design, beat out finalists from five oth...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:00am
Scholar of the Month Margarita Benitez Assistant Professor College of the Arts 2010-present Margarita Benitez is an assistant professor of fashion design in the Fashion School of the College of the Arts. Her interdisciplinary focus on interactivity in textiles and fashion blends...
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:35pm
In early May, Kent State University's Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Fashion School, powered by the Division of Finance and Administration, hosted the Garment Games -- Inclusion By Design, a fashion sportswear design competition. The diver...

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