Fashion School

Your favorite movie or video might soon help accessorize your wardrobe thanks to Margarita Benitez, assistant professor in Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.     Benitez, along with Markus Vogl, assistant professor from The University of Akron, helped turn what looks like a stack of little electronic pieces...

2015 Supima Design Competition Photos from the Sept. 10 runway presentation at New York Fashion Week that concluded the 2015 Supima Design Competition. Kent State — one of only seven institutions invited to participate — was represented by recent design graduate Paige Meacham. Her collection was inspired by her travels in Europe and Asia and “the mixture of organic...

Models display a collection created by a Kent State fashion design student during the Annual Fashion Show. The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University held its Annual Fashion Show on April 24 and 25 at the school’s Rockwell Hall location. The 2015 show, dubbed “FS2: Visionnaire,” featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. That sizable body of work...

Assistant Professor Margarita BenitezWKYC visited the TechStyleLAB to interview the interdisciplinary team developing a heat-sensitive sock for those with diabetes. That team includes the Fashion School's Margarita Benitez, assistant professor of fashion design.    

"Classically Uncommon" (collection) by senior Sam Serafino The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising (the Fashion School) at Kent State University held its Annual Fashion Show on April 24 and 25 at the school’s Rockwell Hall location. The 2015 show, dubbed “FS2: Visionnaire,” featured 17 collections and 55 individual looks created by 58 student designers. That...

"Classically Uncommon" (collection) by senior Sam Serafino The Fashion School at Kent State University is currently accepting applications for the Summer Fashion School Academy, a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising.  “The Fashion School Academy will allow creative, motivated teens to explore their passion for fashion in a pre-college,...

As part of New York Fashion Week, JCPenney invited students from the Fashion School at Kent State to create designs based on the ball gown from DisneyAs part of New York Fashion Week, JCPenney invited students from the Fashion School at Kent State to create designs based on the ball gown from Disney's Cinderella.  

Actress Katie Holmes, who served as a judge, reviews a Kent State student’s work. (Photo by Patrick McMullen, courtesy of JC Penney.) Kent State University senior fashion design major Jay Lewis had his modern-day fairy tale look displayed at the flagship JC Penney store in New York’s Manhattan Mall. The retailer invited nine students from the Fashion School at Kent State to New York to create designs based on the ball gown from Disney’s new live-action Cinderella film....

Photo by Patrick McMullan. Courtesy of JCPenney. During the event held on Feb. 11, several Fashion School students from both the Kent State University campus and the School’s NYC Studio location had the opportunity to present their design for a modern day, Cinderella-inspired look. Using Cinderella’s gown from Disney’s new live-action film as inspiration, students sketched their designs...

Photo by Patrick McMullan. Courtesy of JCPenney. Top prize goes to hands-free GPS navigational backpack  Student participants from Parsons The New School for Design, SUNY Buffalo, Stephens College and Kent State place in top 3 teams Despite a powerful snow storm that temporarily closed down the campus, students from around the U.S. descended upon Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, to develop...