Fashion School

Kent State University, Ohio-The Uumbaji Gallery located in Kent State University’s Oscar Ritchie Hall is pleased to present Retold: African Culture and fables reinterpreted into fashion, an exhibition of African-inspired fashion by award-winning designer, Tameka N. Ellington, Ph.D.  An opening reception will take place Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Remarks from Dr.

“(dis)ABLED BEAUTY: The Evolution of Beauty, Disability and Ability” will run July 29, 2016, to March 12, 2017, in the museum’s Stager and Blum Galleries. There will also be a free reception on Thursday, September 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The TechStyleLAB Symposium and Sandbox will be held January 26-27, 2017, at the Fashion School in conjunction with the annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon (Fashion/Tech Hackathon dates: January 27-29, 2017)

Kara Kroeger, who graduated from the Fashion School in May 2016 with a B.F.A. in fashion design, has been named a Kenneth Cole Footwear + Accessory Innovation Award winner. She is one of only two post-graduates nationwide chosen for the award, which entails a yearlong fellowship with the company and carries a $50,000 stipend.

The State of Ohio and the Department of Higher Education awarded Kent State University a $510,000 Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills grant.

Kent, OH — The Fashion School at Kent State University will present the Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show, “FS²: Crescendo,” on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, 2016. The show, which highlights the outstanding talents of the Fashion School’s design and merchandising students, will be held at the Fashion School’s Rockwell Hall, located at 515 Hilltop Drive in Kent, Ohio. Saturday’s performance will also mark the induction of designer and business leader Josie Natori in the Fashion School Hall of Fame.

Six junior design students at the Fashion School recently displayed orchid-inspired garments at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

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