Dillard’s Joins as Presenting Partner for Kent State’s 2019 Annual Fashion Show

Dillard’s Inc., one of the nation’s premier and largest fashion retailers, will partner with Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to present the school’s 2019 Annual Fashion Show, FS2. FS2 Presented by Dillard’s will span three runway events held in the Fashion School’s Rockwell Hall on April 26 and 27.
A model walks on the runway sporting a green and yellow gown during Kent State University’s 2018 Annual Fashion Show.

The 2019 Annual Fashion Show will once again provide an impressive showcase of work by Kent State’s fashion design and merchandising students. Performances include a 2 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. awards show on Friday, April 26, and a 7 p.m. sponsor/VIP show on Saturday, April 27. Ticket pricing and on-sale dates for the Friday shows will be announced a later date. Tickets for the Saturday sponsor/VIP show are on sale now and can be purchased online via the Annual Fashion Show webpage at www.kent.edu/fashion/annual-fashion-show.
“We are thrilled to have Dillard’s as our presenting sponsor for our 2019 Annual Fashion Show,” said Kim Hahn, interim director of Kent State’s Fashion School. “We greatly appreciate Dillard’s wonderful support over the past years and look forward to collaborating with them for this big event.” 
Last year’s fashion show, subtitled “Alchemy,” featured 94 students’ designs, resulting in 96 single garments and 27 total collections. The theme for this year’s event is “Impression.” The student production team is led by senior co-producers Katie Cartwright and Kylie Douglas.

For more information about Kent State’s Fashion School, visit www.kent.edu/fashion.
About Dillard’s Inc.

Dillard’s Inc. ranks among the nation’s largest fashion retailers, with annual sales exceeding $6.2 billion. The company focuses on delivering style, service and value to its shoppers by offering compelling apparel, cosmetics and home selections complemented by exceptional customer care. Dillard’s stores offer a broad selection of merchandise and feature products from both national and exclusive brand sources. The company operates 267 Dillard’s locations and 25 clearance centers spanning 29 states, plus an internet store at www.dillards.com.

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A model walks on the runway sporting a green and yellow gown during Kent State University’s 2018 Annual Fashion Show.

Media Contacts: 
Brittani Peterson, bpeter12@kent.edu, 330-672-2714
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595

POSTED: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 3:48pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 4:24pm
Brittani Peterson