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.
Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising has once again been named among the nation’s elite, according to new rankings from Fashion-schools.org.
For Fashion Merchandising, the school has been rated #3 Nationally (top 2 percent of schools considered), #3 Nationally among public schools and colleges (top 4 percent of schools considered), and #1 in the Midwest.
Kent State University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2017 Spring Fashion Show
Fashion School alumnus Michael Cunningham reflects on his career path and more in this video. Michael is head designer and creative director at Joan Vass and also teaches at the Fashion School's NYC Studio.
A partnership of the Fashion School's TechStyleLAB and LaunchNET at Kent State University, the Fashion/Tech Hackathon gathers students from many majors and from across the nation to innovate and conceptualize in the realm of wearable technology over a 36-hour period.