Fashion School

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...

New funding will support student research and curriculum expansion efforts in Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising. Two grants from Cotton Incorporated will fund collaborative studies between merchandising and design students at Kent State’s Fashion School under the leadership of Assistant Professor Gargi Bhaduri,...

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...

Ten students from The Fashion School at Kent State University received YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards with one of the students, Andrew Shafer, receiving an award at the $10,000 level.   Since the inception of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund in 1937, they have awarded millions of dollars in scholarships to thousands of students worldwide....

  Kent State University Fashion School faculty and students won a total of nine awards at this year’s International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Conference held Nov. 14 – 18 in St. Petersburg, Fla.   Winning one of the most prestigious awards was Dr. Tameka...

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,...

These days, consumers can buy the latest clothing trends quickly and inexpensively. But, critics say, this “fast fashion” can be detrimental to the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 84 percent of unwanted clothes in the United States in 2012 went into either a landfill or an incinerator. The EPA also says the...

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...

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.