Fashion School

Sara Snyder, assistant professor in Kent State University’s Fashion School, confers with a fashion design student on a project. 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,...

Kent State fashion design and business student Madeline Mehler 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 students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2017 Spring Fashion Show 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...

 Kent State University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2017 Spring Fashion ShowFashion 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.

Student participant at the 2017 Fashion/Tech Hackathon    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.

Julien Remi NguyenThe Kent State Fashion School's 2017 Annual Fashion Show, FS2 Presented by Michael Kors, took place April 28 and 29. Watch complete footage from this year's show, subtitled "Reverie."    

Julien Remi Nguyen Gift to endow Fashion School chair and support study-away program for students Kent, Ohio – May 1, 2017 – Kent State University has received a $2.5 million gift for its Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation of Hudson, Ohio. The gift will fund two initiatives:...

Julien Remi Nguyen The public lecture by Don Witkowski — slated for noon on Friday, April 28, at the Kent State University Fashion School — has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Don Witkowski, president of men’s at Michael Kors and a Kent State alumnus, is this year’s inductee into the Fashion School Hall of Fame. Witkowski will still attend the...

Julien Remi Nguyen UPDATE 4/26/17 - The public lecture by Don Witkowski that was scheduled for April 28 at noon has been canceled. Read more here. Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising has named Don Witkowski, a Kent State alumnus and president of Men’s at Michael Kors, as its 2017 Hall of Fame inductee. Previous inductees include...

Julien Remi Nguyen UPDATE 4/26/17 - The public lecture by Don Witkowski that was scheduled for April 28 at noon has been canceled. Read more here. Luxury lifestyle brand Michael Kors will partner with Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising to present the school’s 2017 Annual Fashion Show, FS2. FS2 Presented by Michael Kors will span...