Fashion School

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 TechStyleLAB and the university’s LaunchNET entrepreneurial initiative. Learn how to get involved as a participant or sponsor.

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 a gala on November 10. The event included the debut of a new video, created by the foundation, highlighting the school’s impact on students, the community and the fashion industry.

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 emerging artist on the strength of their work; nominated and selected by a board of professional artists in the field.

Fashion Student Anne Skoch shares her success story with WKYC-TV.

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.

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, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Remarks from Dr.

“(dis)ABLED BEAUTY: The Evolution of Beauty, Disability and Ability” will run July 29, 2016, to March 12, 2017, in the museum’s Stager and Blum Galleries. There will also be a free reception on Thursday, September 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Kara Kroeger, who graduated from the Fashion School in May 2016 with a B.F.A. in fashion design, has been named a Kenneth Cole Footwear + Accessory Innovation Award winner. She is one of only two post-graduates nationwide chosen for the award, which entails a yearlong fellowship with the company and carries a $50,000 stipend.

The State of Ohio and the Department of Higher Education awarded Kent State University a $510,000 Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills grant.