Fashion School

Purchase Tickets The Kent State University Museum invites you to the fourth annual Fashion Meets the Botanicals at the Cleveland Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. Enjoy an orchid-inspired fashion show — produced by design students at the Kent State University Fashion School — in the incomparable surroundings of the...

An undergraduate education is a stepping-stone for many to figure out their path in life.  Some students pick their programs and career goals before the first semester begins; for others, it can take new majors, new perspectives and new materials to find the right fit. Brian Kupiec, a marketing major in Kent State University’s College of...

Technology merges with fashion at 2017 hackathon The 2017 Fashion/Tech Hackathon, hosted by the Fashion School at Kent State University, will take place Jan. 27-29. Now in its fourth year, the hackathon is a cross-curricular event allowing teams of student participants to create and innovate within the realm of wearable technology. It is presented...

The 2017 Fashion/Tech Hackathon, hosted by the Fashion School at Kent State University, will take place January 27-29. Now in its fourth year, the Hackathon is a cross-curricular event allowing teams of student participants to create and innovate within the realm of wearable technology. It is presented in partnership with the Fashion School’s...

The Fashion School at Kent State University is the recipient of the 2016 Impact Award for Excellence in Education, presented by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation. The Morgan Foundation — an organization dedicated to mental wellness, the arts and education in Northeast Ohio and a longtime partner of the Fashion School — honored the school at...

Joanne Arnett, assistant professor at the Kent State University Fashion School, received the Brandford/Elliot Award (B/EA) for Excellence in Fiber Art during the Textile Society of America (TSA) Biennial Symposium in Savannah, GA on Oct. 22, 2016.  This prestigious award is presented biennially at the Textile Society of American Symposium to an...

  For a Kent State University Fashion School student, what started as a hobby has turned into a growing business that is catching the attention of a Hollywood actress and an Ohio corporation. Anne Skoch began sewing at 13 years old making doll dresses and gifts for family and friends. Less than six years later, Skoch came up with an idea to...

Associate Professor Catherine Leslie, Ph.D., was interviewed by Erika Funke for ArtScene on WVIA in Pittston, Pennsylvania. Leslie discusses the life of Mary Brooks Picken, pioneering fashion and textiles writer and educator; she is currently writing a biography of Picken. Listen to the interview below:    

Jihyun Kim, Ph.D., associate professor at Kent State University's Fashion School, has been identified as one of the top researchers in fashion marketing, according to a new analysis of contributions to the field. Three of Kim's colleagues at the Fashion School — Jonghan Hyun, Ph.D., Kim Hahn, Ph.D., and Catherine Leslie, Ph.D. — studied...

Department of Pan-African Studies

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,...