Fashion School

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...

anne skoch   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...

anne skochAssociate 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:    

anne skoch 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

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...