Michael Kors Joins as Presenting Partner for Kent State's Annual Fashion Show

UPDATE 4/26/17 - The public lecture by Don Witkowski that was scheduled for April 28 at noon has been canceled. Read more here.

Luxury lifestyle brand Michael Kors will partner with Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to present the school’s 2017 Annual Fashion Show, FS2. FS2 Presented by Michael Kors will span three runway events held at the Fashion School’s Rockwell Hall on April 28 and 29.

“The Fashion School is incredibly pleased that Michael Kors will be the Presenting Partner for our annual fashion show this year, as the company has already contributed to the school’s mission in important ways,” said J.R. Campbell, director of Kent State’s Fashion School. “Eighteen students from the Fashion School have conducted their industry internships with the company. In fact, Megan McDonald, one of the senior student co-producers for this year’s fashion show, interned in the men’s division last summer.”

FS2 Presented by Michael Kors is subtitled “Reverie,” and it will once again provide an immersive showcase for work by the Fashion School’s design and merchandising students. Performances include a 2 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. awards show on Friday, April 28. The sponsor/VIP show will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.

Earlier, the Fashion School selected Don Witkowski, a Kent State alumnus and president of men’s at Michael Kors, as the 2017 inductee to the Fashion School Hall of Fame. Witkowski will travel to Kent to receive the honor as part of the fashion show weekend festivities. He also will present a free, public lecture at noon on Friday, April 28.

For more information about Kent State’s Annual Fashion Show or to purchase tickets, visit www.kent.edu/fashion/annual-fashion-show.

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

About Michael Kors
Michael Kors is a rapidly growing global luxury lifestyle brand led by a world-class management team and a renowned, award-winning designer. Since launching his namesake brand more than 30 years ago, Michael Kors has featured distinctive designs, materials and craftsmanship with a jet-set aesthetic that combines stylish elegance and a sporty attitude. Mr. Kors’ vision has taken the company from its beginnings as an American luxury sportswear house to a global accessories, footwear and apparel company with a presence in more than 95 countries. For more information about Michael Kors, visit www.michaelkors.com.

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Media Contacts:
Alex Parrott, cparrot1@kent.edu, 330-672-2714
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595

POSTED: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:53pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:17am
Alex Parrott