Noel Palomo Lovinski

Noël Palomo-Lovinski

Fashion Design & Merchandising
Associate School Director; TT - Professor
Office Location:
Room 218G Rockwell Hall
Contact Information


Noël attended Parsons School of Design (B.F.A. in fashion, with honors), New York University (M.A. in visual culture) and Kent State University (M.F.A. in textiles, with honors).

After graduating Parsons School of Design in 1994, she successfully pursued a career as a fashion designer in New York.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Noël Palomo-Lovinski is interested in design responsibility, sustainable design practices design pedagogy.

Noël’s research examines how to inculcate sustainable practice into the fashion industry, the role of the designer in this changing industry, and how to repurpose curricula to better prepare students for challenges of the 21st century. She has displayed her reflective practice art/design work in international and national exhibitions. This work examines community and feminism as influenced by online confessions.

2015          Palomo-Lovinski, Noel
                  A New Approach to Time in Fashion
                  International Textiles & Apparel Association                 

2014          Palomo-Lovinski, N.
                  Sustainability in an Interdisciplinary Design Approach
                  Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal

2014          Palomo-Lovinski, N. and Faerm, S.
                  Shifting Ideas of Time and Place in Fashion

2013          Palomo-Lovinski, N. and Hahn, K.
                  Fashion Design Industry Impressions of Current Sustainable Practices
                  Fashion Practice: The Journal of Design, Creative Process and the Fashion Industry

2013          Palomo-Lovinski, N., Ohrn-McDaniel, L. and Hahn, K.
                  Fashion+Craft= Sustainable Innovation Crafting the Future

Within the Fashion School at Kent State University, Noël teaches junior-level Fashion Design Studio, Sustainability in Fashion, and Fashion & Pop Culture.


Sustainability, Design Education, Design History, sustainable practice, design thinking and pedagogy, local manufacturing systems, creative practice and perceptions

Research Institutes and Initiatives

Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative