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Department of Pan-African Studies

Retold Poster 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,...

Retold Poster The Kent State University Museum will offer a fresh, design-focused survey of assistive and adaptive devices in an upcoming exhibition. “(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. The exhibit is co-curated by Dr. Tameka Ellington,...

Drawings from Kara Kroeger (B.F.A. 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. Created by Kenneth...

Drawings from Kara Kroeger (B.F.A. The State of Ohio and the Department of Higher Education awarded Kent State University a $510,000 Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills grant. The award is part of a pilot program to bring together business and education partners to fill the growing need for qualified workers in the healthcare industry; specifically, in the areas of...

The Fashion School at Kent State University presented the 34th annual fashion show at Rockwell Hall on April 29 and 30, 2016. Here are just a few notable facts about this year's show, "FS²: Crescendo": The show comprised 18 collections and 93 individual looks, all created by student designers. The work spanned casualwear, eveningwear, sportswear...

Tickets go on sale March 28 The Fashion School at Kent State University will present the Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show, “FS²: Crescendo,” on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30. The show, which highlights the outstanding talents of the Fashion School’s design and merchandising students, will be held at Rockwell Hall, located...

"Compleat" (collection) by student Lisa Conrad at the 2015 Annual Fashion Show Kent, OH — The Fashion School at Kent State University will present the Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show, “FS²: Crescendo,” on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, 2016. The show, which highlights the outstanding talents of the Fashion School’s design and merchandising students, will be held at the Fashion School’s Rockwell...

Students and models at the 2016 Fashion Meets the Botanicals, held at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Six junior design students at the Fashion School recently displayed orchid-inspired garments at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The month-long installation culminated in the third annual "Fashion Meets the Botanicals" on March 5, in which guests voted for their favorite designs in three categories: "Best Use of Inspiration," "Best Fabric Design"...

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Students at the 2016 Fashion/Tech HackathonMore information to come.

Students at the 2016 Fashion/Tech Hackathon UPDATE: Josie Natori will also give a free lecture open to the public prior to the Friday Matinee. The lecture will take place Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of Rockwell Hall. *** The Fashion School at Kent State University is pleased to announce that designer and business leader Josie Natori will be inducted into the Fashion...