This semester, Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, an Ohio Center of Excellence, added a new graduate-level educational experience to its highly nationally and internationally ranked offerings. The new program, a Master of Fashion Industry Studies (M.F.I.S.), is the first of its kind in the academic world.
Catherine Leslie, Ph.D. (pictured far right), graduate studies coordinator of Kent State University’s Fashion School, stands with graduate students of the 2018-19 Master of Fashion Industry Studies cohort.
Kaycee Marshall, a fashion design senior at Kent State University, says she owes a debt of gratitude to Riley Hospital for Children. She has had nine surgeries at the hospital since being born with a spine that was not fully formed. Read more from WISH.
Kent State Fashion Student Helps Give Back with a Fundraiser.
After making a name for herself in the fashion industry, Molly Langenstein, the general business manager of Macy’s Ready to Wear, is returning home to her alma mater. Ms. Langenstein was recently announced as the Kent State University Fashion School’s 2018 Hall of Fame inductee. Ms. Langenstein will join an impressive group of previous inductees, including Estée Lauder, Oscar de la Renta, Leonardo Ferragamo, Dana Buchman, Allen Questrom, Ralph Rucci, Josie Natori and Don Witkowski.
The details are stunning. The size - mammoth. The temperature - frigid. They are some of the most awe-inspiring creations made out of mother nature’s most exquisite winter ingredients: snow and ice.
Equally impressive are the artists, architects and engineers who take that snow and ice and design and build structures for the “Extraordinary ICE Building Design Competition” organized by Harbin Institute of Technology in China and Working Group 21 of International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures.
Kent State University’s Fashion School has again been recognized in the Business of Fashion’s annual Global Fashion School Rankings. Moving up two spots in the undergraduate program category, Kent State’s Fashion School is ranked No. 17 worldwide in the 2017 review – a two-spot improvement from last year. In the Business of Fashion ranking, the Fashion School continues to be ranked No. 4 in the United States only behind Parsons School of Design, FIT and SCAD.
Sara Snyder, assistant professor in Kent State University’s Fashion School, confers with a fashion design student on a project.