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Yayra Tamakloe Have you met Yayra? If not, you should!   Yayra is a Kent State alumna (2019, BFA Fashion Design) and has been an exuberant client of LaunchNET for over 2 years, having explored multiple venture ideas and placed in the 2018 Idea Olympics as well as earning a Venture Fund award for her herbal tea infusions idea [which was delicious, btw!...

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Yayra Tamakloe You might call Alli Reich an overachiever... and you wouldn't be wrong! Her story encompasses a true entrepreneurial journey of exploring her passions. Lucky for us she took some time to tell us about it. Tell us about Alexanda. I grew up in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. I was an all-star high school cheerleader, my family...

A Kent State University fashion design student works on a collection. The world-renowned fashion publication The Business of Fashion recently named Kent State University's School of Fashion Design and Merchandising as one of the best fashion schools in the world for 2019.   After taking a pause in 2018 to reevaluate their approach to fashion school rankings, The Business of Fashion decided to take a new...

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designs by Nonso Aladi Chinonso is a now-graduate of the Kent State Fashion School and hails from Nigeria, which is the inspiration for her fashion line that incorporates traditional African fabrics into modern pieces. While researching production possibilities for the full line, she has been designing and sewing custom pieces for customers. What ignited the spark in you...

Students finalizing a garment on a model in the Fashion School TechStyleLAB The popular fashion-news site Fashionista has once again ranked Kent State University's School of Fashion Design and Merchandising as one of the top fashion schools in the world, according to its recently published 2018 rankings. Fashionista ranks Kent State's Fashion School as No. 15 in the world internationally, jumping up an impressive 10...

Students finalizing a garment on a model in the Fashion School TechStyleLAB The Kent State University Museum will offer a fresh, design-focused survey of assistive and adaptive devices in an upcoming exhibition. “(dis)ABLED BEAUTY: The Evolution of Beauty, Disability and Ability” runs July 29, 2016, to March 12, 2017, in the museum’s Stager and Blum Galleries. The exhibit is co-curated by Tameka Ellington, Ph.D.,...

Students finalizing a garment on a model in the Fashion School TechStyleLAB The Fashion School at Kent State University is pleased to announce that designer and business leader Josie Natori will be inducted into the Fashion School Hall of Fame on April 30. The ceremony will take place as part of the Kent State Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show, presented the same evening. Previous inductees include Estée Lauder, Elsa...

NYC Studio: The Fashion School

Students finalizing a garment on a model in the Fashion School TechStyleLAB In the spring of 2006, The Fashion School’s NYC Studio opened to its first group of students and on Thursday Oct. 29, the NYC Studio hosted an Evening of Celebration in anticipation of the Studio’s upcoming 10-year anniversary. The evening also celebrated the newly created NYC Studio Director’s Scholarship Fund, created to assist future...

Students finalizing a garment on a model in the Fashion School TechStyleLABNYC Studio tote bags are now available! Visit The Fashion School Store to purchase one today!

Students finalizing a garment on a model in the Fashion School TechStyleLABThe big screen is getting smaller – so small in fact, you can wear it around your neck. Margarita Benitez, assistant professor in Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, worked with TinyCircuits to create a necklace that can actually play a movie and more. Read more about The Tiny Screen Necklace in OZY.com.