KSU Fashion

A Kent State University fashion design student works on a collection. The world-renowned fashion publication The Business of Fashion recently named Kent State University's School of Fashion Design and Merchandising as one of the best fashion schools in the world for 2019.   After taking a pause in 2018 to reevaluate their approach to fashion school rankings, The Business of Fashion decided to take a new...

NYC Studio students posing for a picture with guest lecturer Todd Snyder Renowned menswear designer, Todd Snyder, visited the NYC Studio on November 1, as the New York City Studio’s fall 2018 guest lecturer. Labeled “the most influential menswear designer of his generation,” by GQ Magazine, Mr. Snyder held positions at Polo Ralph Lauren, the Gap and J. Crew before launching his own menswear collection for fall...

The Fashion School

Student presenting during 2018 BFA Muslin Critiques The Fashion School’s senior Bachelor of Fine Art design students participated in School’s annual Muslin Critique, which acts as the mid-point review for all of the collections of the seniors finishing up their B.F.A. coursework Every year, industry mentors are brought in to view and critique the students’ work. The mentors for this semester...

Student Symone Baskerville Standing inside new Kent Fabrics storefront On Monday, December 3, senior design student Symone Baskerville held the soft opening of her store, Kent Fabrics, in the popular shopping area of downtown Kent. Located at 175 E. Erie Street, her shop offers high-quality fabric within walking distance from the Fashion School. Baskerville hopes to create a fun, collaborative environment where...

Models participating in the Dress up For Downs Fashion Show The Fashion School student organization, Dress Up for Downs, held their end of the semester fashion show, “Picture Perfect” on Saturday, November 17, in the Rockwell Auditorium and raised over $3,200 for the northeast Ohio organization, The Up Side of Downs. The Up Side of Downs provides support, education and advocacy for people with Down...

Wilson and Hertz being interviewed by WKYC Kent State Fashion School student Alyssa Hertz has created her fair share of non-traditionally made garments over the years, and last month was no exception when she unveiled her one-of-kind gown made from a collection of more than 1,500 DVD Netflix envelopes. Hertz, a sophomore design major, was chosen by Akron resident, Joanna Wilson, to create...