Annual Fashion Show

40th Anniversary Fashion

Join us as we celebrate the School of Fashion students’ work at the 2023 Annual Fashion Show.

2023 Annual Fashion Show

The annual Kent State Fashion Show will take place April 26 - 29, 2023 in the Student Center Ballroom on the Kent Campus of Kent State University.

In 2023 we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Kent State University’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising. The 40th Anniversary Presenting Partner of the 2023 Kent State Fashion Show is renown American department store, Dillard’s Inc. Dillard’s is a long-time supporter of the School of Fashion and the Dillard family was inducted into the School’s Hall of Fame in 2019. The School of Fashion Partner of the 2023 Kent State Fashion Show is our nation’s leading fabric and craft specialty retailer, JOANN.

The Opening Night Show on April 26 and the Awards Show on April 28 are open to the public. Tickets will be available to purchase soon.

Kent State Fashion Week Schedule

The annual Fashion Show is the main event in the School of Fashion's Fashion Week. The full schedule of Fashion Week is available below.

CLO3D Show

Friday, April 21
5 p.m.
Design Innovation Hub

Opening Night Fashion Show

Wednesday, April 26
7 p.m.
Kent Student Center Ballroom

Tickets: $35

Fashion Symposium and Senior Showcase

Thursday, April 27
All Day
Rockwell Hall

Hall of Fame Lecture

Friday, April 28
12 p.m.
Rockwell Hall

Awards Fashion Show

Friday, April 28
7 p.m.
Kent Student Center Ballroom
Dessert reception to follow

Tickets: $75

VIP Fashion Show

Saturday, April 29
7:30 p.m.
Kent Student Center Ballroom
Pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m.

This is a ticketed event. 


About the Annual Fashion Show

Our Annual Fashion Show highlights the outstanding talent of Kent State’s design and merchandising students.

Students submit work (everything from athletic wear to evening gowns) to a panel of industry experts, who decide which collections and looks will be presented on the runway. 

The Annual Fashion Show is a key part of the senior year experience. Our fashion students plan and organize the two-day event every April as an opportunity to showcase and celebrate their achievements.