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Kent Wired

Two award winners embrace after the first in-person fashion show since Covid hit on Friday, April 29.

Twelve fashion design seniors take home awards Friday night

Katherine Masko, Reporter April 30, 2022

Designs created as a tribute to their home country and fashions made for people with nonverbal autism were some of the chosen collections for awards given at Friday’s School of Fashion award ceremony.   Twelve...

Kent State student brings awareness of consumer clothing habits to Undergraduate Research Symposium

Morgan Boyd Reporter May 7, 2021

As senior fashion merchandising major Rachel Caton took notice of the impact the “fast fashion” industry has had on the environment, she then began to observe how consumer behavior played a key role...

Rachel Caton is a senior fashion merchandising major and recently won first place in the fashion design and merchandising category at this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium. Her project was about consumer clothing disposing habits and textile biodegradability.

Kent State student brings awareness of consumer clothing habits to Undergraduate Research Symposium

Morgan Boyd Reporter May 7, 2021

As senior fashion merchandising major Rachel Caton took notice of the impact the “fast fashion” industry has had on the environment, she then began to observe how consumer behavior played a key role...

ASHFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: A metropolitan police officer is seen at a disused paintball centre on Bears Lane, near Great Chart Golf and Leisure during an investigation into the disappearance of a woman, Sarah Everard, last week in South London, on March 10, 2021 in Ashford, England. Overnight, a Metropolitan police officer was arrested in connection with the case. Ms Everard, 33, from Brixton, London, has been missing since leaving a friends home in Clapham on Wednesday, March 3. She was last seen at about 21.30 GMT, wearing a green rain jacket, navy blue trousers with a white diamond pattern, turquoise and orange trainers, a white beanie hat and possibly wearing green earphones. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Police officer involved in Sarah Everard search removed from duties over ‘inappropriate graphic’

 (CNN) -- A London Metropolitan police officer who took part in the search for Sarah Everard has been removed from duties for sharing "an inappropriate graphic," the force has said."On Friday, 12...

Zahra Najafi, a junior fashion design and fashion merchandising major. Photo courtesy of Zahra Najafi.

Kent State fashion student forms platform connecting creative students

Catie Pusateri Reporter February 12, 2021

While scrolling through the extensive list of Kent State’s student organizations, Zahra Najafi searched for the perfect fit but felt lost when she did not find a match. After struggling to find a place...

A floral mask designed by senior fashion merchandising major Grace McLain. More masks are featured on her Instagram, @gksdesign, where she sells them to raise money for her senior collection. Photo courtesy of Grace McLain.

Masks go from medical safety to fashion statements

Kaitlyn Finchler Photo editor October 22, 2020

Wearing masks is the new norm, and it’s turned into a movement, culture and a fashion statement in less than six months. There are a multitude of different masks offered: with filters, without filters,...

Fashion design and merchandising majors gain real-world experience at Rockwell

Hailey Phillips Fashion reporter February 8, 2020

Hundreds of students walk the halls of Rockwell Hall, the home of Kent State’s Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising, every semester. The connection to the museum,...

The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University announced the appointment of Louise Valentine as its new director. Valentine will hold the Peg’s Foundation Endowed Leadership Chair. She most recently served as professor and chair of design at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Scotland, U.K.

Kent State announces new director of School of Fashion Design and Merchandising

Kent State announced Louise Valentine as the new director of the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising. Valentine, an applied design researcher, recently served...

A deeper dive into the two majors that make up The Fashion School

Abigail Miller April 13, 2018

Although the fashion design and fashion merchandising majors are very different, neither one can be seen as superior than the other.According to the number of degrees awarded to each major from 2015 to...

Professor turns African fables into fashion

Dominique Pishotti September 21, 2016

Tameka Ellington, an assistant professor of fashion design and merchandising at Kent State, opened a new exhibition on campus this week.The exhibit, "Retold: African Culture and Fables Reinterpreted into...

Brianna Hunter models at Crescndo, the Fashion School’s annual fashion show held in Rockwell Hall on April 29, 2016.

Annual Fashion Show sells out opening show

Taylor Pierce April 29, 2016

The Fashion School opened its 34th Annual Fashion Show on Friday April 29th, and will continue Saturday in Rockwell Hall, to a total of three sold out crowds.Rockwell Hall was transformed for the show...

Fashion School prepares for annual FS2 show this Friday

Kelsey Drumm April 19, 2015

Fashion design and merchandising students are making final preparations for The Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show, “FS2 Visionnaire,” which is set to start Friday, April 24.The show is an opportunity...

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