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The Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show (FS2) has come to a “Crescendo” in 2016! We have continued to increase the submission and review of individual looks from students at every stage in their academic career as entries to this juried fashion show event. In addition to the BFA thesis collections, have had a variety of both collections and individual entries from students at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Fashion School. Please note that we have added listings of the class standing, program and potential study away location of each of the students who has had work accepted into the fashion show and presented in the catalog. Our continuing goal is to strengthen the context of the annual fashion show to represent examples of the best work being created at all levels and locations in the Fashion School.
We use the construct of the Fashion School’s Annual Fashion Show to integrate a critical learning experience for our students. As a professionally juried venue, only the strongest collections and individual entries are accepted for presentation in the show. This form of review and selection is intended to mimic the realities of professional juried selection processes as a means to support the reflective learning that we believe each designer should experience. It will undoubtedly be a part of their lives as professional designers once they leave KSU. The Fashion School intentionally places the review and selection process in the hands of the designer critics and the external juror team, as they each come to review the student work with completely fresh eyes and have great experience in design selection for industry success.
It is the Fashion School’s vision “to inspire students to become creative and resourceful fashion leaders.” As a member of both the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI), we are also recognized as one of the top fashion schools in the United States. We aspire to be the best American fashion school, by providing a comprehensive university experience, a forward-looking and rigorous curriculum in fashion, a modern approach to the use of digital technologies, and access to a broad range of international and study-away experiences. The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is now in its 34th year.
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