Student Fashion Design Team Announced as Finalists for Colorama Awards

A team of four students from the Kent State University Fashion School were announced as finalists for the Flimar Colorama Awards. Students from all over the world participated in the competition; the Fashion School team was one of just 15 finalists in the world to be accepted.


Filmar worked with fashion and design schools from all over the world to select groups of students to develop innovative and creative mood-boards and forecast a color story for Spring 2019 in the categories of men’s and women’s sweaters and socks for the web design application, Colorama. The teams were selected and judged based on whether they met the following criteria: team work; originality and creativity of the mood-board; representation of selected colors in the mood-board; and whether the selected colors follow the main color trends that were defined.


The student fashion design team of Kathryn Doyle, Hannah Kovach, Kanen Clark and Rachel Carter, worked on the project as part of their machine knitting class in the Fall 2017 semester, taught by Fashion School lecturer Archana Mehta.


Colorama is a modern, user-friendly web app that allows the combination of Filmar color yarns to test out the color combinations and see them applied to various patterns on knitwear and socks for men and women. The Colorama Award was created to inspire and encourage students from fashion and design schools from all over the planet to develop innovative and fashionable color projects. The competition allows young emerging fashion designers the opportunity to see their talents applied to real-life projects outside of their school.


About the Fashion School

Established in 1983 as the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University, the school was named an Ohio Center of Excellence by the state Board of Regents and is a member institution of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) and National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).




Media Contact:

Brittani Peterson, Fashion School marketing associate,, 330-672-2714


POSTED: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 1:37pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 1:50pm