Professor Vincent Quevedo Places Third in Columbus Couture Fashion Show

Kent State University Fashion School associate professor, Vince Quevedo, placed third in the popular Highball Halloween’s Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show in Columbus in October.


Highball Halloween is known as the nation’s “most elaborate costume party.”  The annual event aims to bridge runway style with culture, and focuses on the theme “you are what you wear.” This year, the contest was held in the Greater Columbus Convention center and featured works by 9 designers. Quevedo took third for his design, “Fortuna.”


“This event really pushes me because my background is really just in fashion, so the costume part I had to study up on it,” said Quevedo. “Every time I do a design competition, it seems that it’s mostly for other professors and other universities around the world, but it’s usually not to the masses, but when you see the mass amount of people that attend Highball, it’s just something that I knew I had to do.”


The annual event was emceed by Columbus resident and popular RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Nina West, who hosted the event for the second year in a row.


The proceeds of the event support the work of the Short North Alliance, which inlcudes clean and safe initiatives, promotions, holiday campaigns and public art installations.


To learn more about Highball Halloween, please visit

POSTED: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 11:47pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 4:59pm