School of Fashion

a sparkling tiara/crown

Alumni Macy Hudson was just named Miss Ohio USA and will compete for Miss USA, while Caitlin Seifert, named Miss Northern Ohio, is competing for a spot the Miss America competition.

Designer Zandra Rhodes


The famed British designer nicknamed "the Princess of Punk," Dame Zandra Rhodes, will be inducted into the Kent State School of Fashion Hall of Fame on April 27. 

College of the Arts Faculty Members

College of the Arts faculty members were recognized by Kent State University at the Honors Banquet held on April 24, 2024.

Fashion show 2024

A sea of silk and satin, leather and lace floated down the runway as Kent State University’s Annual Fashion Show debuted to an enthusiastic crowd filling the Kent Student Center Ballroom Thursday night.

Virtual Fashion Show 2024

Students from Kent State's School of Fashion were able to showcase their designs digitally, by clothing avatar models, for a runway show on floor-to-ceiling, wraparound screens at the DI Hub's Blank Lab. 

Fashion finds at the Kent State Museum.

When Kent State Today asked Kent State University Museum Director Sarah Rogers to put together a list of her ‘Top Five Finds’ at the museum – must-see items, her favorite pieces, or cool or unusual items that might surprise visitors – she did not disappoint

2024 Honors College Graduates

Honors College students graduating in spring, summer and fall 2024, along with distinguished faculty and alumni were honored at a special luncheon event in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. 

Student Spotlight Sarah Hayden

Meet Sarah Hayden!

“When I began the college search process as a transfer student, I knew I did not want to go into a big city to get a degree in fashion. I wanted to have a great college experience however, I still wanted to get a degree from a world-renowned program,” said Sarah. Kent State was the right fit for Sarah’s goals. The School of Fashion requires students to study abroad, obtain internships and select a minor. These requirements give students the tools to succeed in their field. 

Kaleigh McGreal Spring

A soon-to-be Kent State graduate has had a busy semester preparing for the School of Fashion's Annual Fashion Show and job hunting after graduation.

Kent State Today
Women's History Month - Ann Walter

As part of Women's History Month, the director of Kent State New York City Fashion shares her experience and offers advice that's both practical and empowering for women looking to break into the fashion industry.