KSU School of Fashion Faculty and Students Give Back at the Angels on the Runway Charity Fashion Show

The School of Fashion faculty members and several students volunteered their time and work for Angels on the Runway: Fashion for a Cause – Sky’s the Limit!, benefiting The Women’s Board Compassionate Care Center to support Aultman Hospice and Grief Services. Assistant professor Krissi Riewe, senior lecturer Trista Grieder and Professor Kim Hahn, Ph.D. will be showing a variety of garments on students who will be modeling during the event. This event will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at DoubleTree by Hilton Canton Downtown.

The show will feature fashions from local stores and from the Kent State University School of Fashion, as well as raffle prizes, entertainment and more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Fashion Show starts at 8 p.m. All proceeds from Angels on the Runway will benefit The Women's Board Compassionate Care Center to support Aultman Hospice and Grief Services, providing visiting nurses, social workers, nurse aides and counseling for loved ones during end-of-life care.

Assistant professor Krissi Riewe received an MFA in Fashion Design from the University of North Texas. Prior to earning her M.F.A., she gained experience in the industry, working as a store manager and buyer for a specialty women’s store for eight years. Her research focuses on finding ways to use digital technology in the design and making processes work more efficiently, sustainably, and creatively.

Senior lecturer Trista Grieder has taught merchandising and design classes for 12 years at Kent State University. Her industry experience includes Wrangler, Dillard’s, Mountain High Hosiery, Augusta Sportswear and other small companies. In addition, she has published two articles "Collaborative Production for Sustainability and Fashionability" and "Collaborative Production in a Real Life Scenario." She designs pieces that draw from her background as a costume designer and her own personal heritage. Trista received a B.A. in costume design from Kent State University and an M.S. in higher education-online learning from Kaplan University in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently working on her M.F.A. in costume technology at Kent State University. 

Professor Dr. Kim Hahn teaches both Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising students. Dr. Hahn earned her undergraduate degree from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and studied for both her M.F.A in Fashion Design and Ph.D. in Fashion Merchandising at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before she arrived at Kent State in 2011, Dr. Hahn was an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She has taught Product Development, Advanced Pattern Development and CAD Pattern Making using OptiTex. Dr. Hahn is one of just a handful of scholars contributing to both fashion merchandising and design, thanks to her research into consumer behavior and engagement with creative scholarships. She has been involved in research and creative scholarships that have explored the influences of cultural factors on fashion and current industry trends. In addition to her creative scholarships, Dr. Hahn has a strong record of published research into technology, sustainability, and consumer behavior. Her expertise has earned her numerous research publications in several top journals.

The Women’s Board Compassionate Care Center to support Aultman Hospice and Grief Services is Stark County’s only free-standing, inpatient hospice facility. This beautiful facility was built through the Aultman Women’s Board vision to meet the unmet needs of hospice patients who need inpatient end-of-life care. Through their fundraising and private donations, this state-of-the-art facility was opened in October 2011.

Located on the Woodlawn campus, the Compassionate Care Center is utilized by our hospice patients served out of our Canton location who need 24-hour monitoring by our trained staff. At times throughout the disease process, our hospice patients may experience increased pain or other symptoms that need 24-hour care by our nurses and physicians. Our primary goal at the Compassionate Care Center is to assure that each of our patients has relief from symptoms associated with their disease process so they can be made as comfortable as possible.

To learn more about Angels on the Runway: Fashion for a Cause – Sky’s the Limit! or to make a donation visit: one.bidpal.net/fashionforacause2022/welcome


POSTED: Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:47 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2023 06:21 AM