Fashion School

Shown is "Make Amerikkka Great Again" (2019), designed by Kent State University Fashion School student Colin Isaacs. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of May 4, 1970, when Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on Kent State University students protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War, killing four and wounding nine, students and faculty from Kent State’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising are bringing attention to current...

Alanna Lizun received the Best in Show Award for her collection (pictured here) at Kent State University’s 2018 Annual Fashion Show. Dillard’s Inc., one of the nation’s premier and largest fashion retailers, will partner with Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to present the school’s 2019 Annual Fashion Show, FS2. FS2 Presented by Dillard’s will span three runway events held in the Fashion School’s Rockwell Hall on April 26 and 27. ...

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. 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.  While...

Kent State Fashion Student Helps Give Back with a Fundraiser.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 University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2018 spring fashion show. Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is once again ranked high among the nation’s elite, according to Fashion-schools.org. For fashion design, the school has been rated No. 4 nationally (top 3 percent of schools considered), No. 2 nationally among public schools and colleges (top 3 percent of schools...

Kent State University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2018 spring fashion show. 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...

Kent State University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2018 spring fashion show. 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,...

Kent State earns international distinction for its ice sculpture in Harbin, China. 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...

Kent YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Award Winners 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 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Award Winners   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...