Opening September 14 – Dior in Ohio: 1947-1997


The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection celebrates the fashion arts of Christian Dior in recognition of the 70th anniversary of his post WWII “New Look” with the Dior in Ohio exhibition. Featured garments include ball gowns, daywear and suits exclusively from Ohio museums or worn by Ohio women.

When:                 September 14, 2017 – April 28, 2018

Where:                Gladys Keller Snowden Gallery, 279 Campbell Hall

Hours:                 Tuesday – Thursday       10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday                              10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday*                         12 noon – 4:00 pm

                              *except home game days

Admission:          Free

More Info?      costume.osu.edu         facebook.com/osuhctc            u.osu.edu/clotheslines

September 27 Lecture with Lubna Najjar


The Fashion & Retail Studies Speaker Series is presenting a lecture by Lubna Najjar, Founder & Consultant at Lubna Designs Inc. & IL Moda PR, on September 27 from 6 PM – 7 PM in 001 Jennings Hall. The event is free and open to all.

April 19 Lecture with David Hirsh


The Fashion & Retail Studies Speaker Series is presenting a lecture by David Hirsh, Founder/President of Atrium Buying Corp., on April 19 from 5:30-6:30 PM in 001 Jennings Hall. The event is free and open to all.

25th Annual Student Design Show on April 15

You are invited to the 25th annual student design show in the Fashion & Retail Studies program. This show is a senior level course, assisted by the student organization, the Fashion Production Association. This year’s show is inspired by plants in the environment and is called Overgrown. It is comprised of five acts: Abloom, Rooted, Lush, Scorched, and Floribunda.

The event is on Saturday, April 15 in the Ohio Union. Doors open and silent auction (for this year’s charity, Growing to Green) starts at 7 PM, and the runway show begins at 8 PM. You can wear your fancy togs if you like! For more information contact fpaatosu@gmail.com. To pre-order tickets go here.

April 10 Lecture with Thomas McClure

The Fashion and Retail Studies Speaker Series will be hosting a lecture by the Founder/Executive Director of Fashion Week Columbus, Thomas McClure on April 10th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Jennings Hall 001. The event is free and open to all.

April 1 HCTC Tour and Presentation

Please join The Friends of the Historic
Costume & Textiles Collection for a morning
of coffee, snacks and historic fashion.

A tour of the current exhibition, All Wrapped Up:
A Sampling of Fashionable Outerwear will follow
presentations about two fascinating figures in Ohio
costume and fashion history:

Sophie Wachner, Akron born costume and dress designer
who became the first director of costumes for Goldwyn
Studios in 1919, and

Herman Patrick Tappé, a hat and dress designer born in
Sidney, OH, who was called the “Poiret of New York” and
became society’s favorite wedding designer in the 1930s

When: April 1, 2017, 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Where: Columbia Gas Student and
Alumni Center, Room 280
Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Avenue

RSVP by March 27: 614-292-3090 or
historiccostume.osu.edu

March 21 Lecture with Lisa Baldzicki

The Fashion and Retail Studies Speaker Series will be hosting a lecture by Lisa Baldzicki, the VP of Global Product Design and Merchandising at The Walt Disney Company, on March 21st from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Sullivant Hall 220. The event is free and open to all.

March 8 Lecture with Jamie Dulick

The Fashion and Retail Studies Speaker Series will be hosting a lecture by the President/Owner of Jake Sales Inc., Jamie Dulick on March 8th from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Jennings Hall 001. The event is free and open to all.

Opening January 26- All Wrapped Up: 200 Years of Fashionable Outerwear

An exhibition from

The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection


The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection celebrates spring semester’s transition from cold wintry temperatures into spring months with an exhibition of the garments that help keep us warm and dry. “All Wrapped Up” is a history of fashion in the shape of capes, coats, and cloaks. Luxurious evening wraps share space with iconic trench coats and other functional and fun outer garments that are used for protective and decorative purposes alike. Examples of both men’s and women’s outerwear are featured.

When:                 January 26 – April 29, 2017

Where:                Gladys Keller Snowden Gallery, 279 Campbell Hall

Hours:                 Tuesday – Thursday      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday                              10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday                          12 noon – 4:00 pm

Admission:          Free

More Info?      costume.osu.edu         facebook.com/osuhctc            u.osu.edu/clotheslines

Speaker Series: Past Speakers and Video Links

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Video/Film Theater-Wexner Center for the Arts
    “Gladiators, Scandal and Branding.”
    Diane Ellis, CEO of The Limited
    view video
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Video/Film Theater-Wexner Center for the Arts
    “Thirty-One Gifts”
    Cindy Monroe, Founder, President and CEO of Thirty-One Gifts
    view video
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Video/Film Theater-Wexner Center for the Arts
    “Disrupting the Retail World”
    Uri Minkofff, CEO and co-founder of Rebecca Minkoff
    view video
  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 3:55-5:15 p.m., Video/Film Theater – Wexner Center for the Arts
    “Big Changes for Big Lots”
    David Campisi, Big Lots, Inc.
  • Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014, 9:35-10:05a.m., Video/Film Theater-Wexner Center for the Arts
    “Evolution of Apparel Sourcing & What the Future Holds”
    Ronnie Robinson, Ascena Global Sourcing
    view video
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 2:15 p.m., Video/Film Theater-Wexner Center for the Arts
    “An Entrepreneur’s Road to Success”
    Cheryl Krueger, Cheryl & Co.
  • Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, 3:00 p.m., Video/Film Theater-Wexner Center for the Arts
    Nick Coe, Bath & Body Works
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, 3:55 p.m., Video/Film Theater-Wexner Center for the Arts
    “The Making of a Magazine: A Peek Behind the Scenes”
    Kristy Eckert, Capital Style
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 9:10 a.m., Video/Film Theater-Wexner Center for the Arts
    Edward G. Razek, Limited Brands
  • Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 8:00 a.m., Performance Hall – Student Union
    Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s
  • Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 1:50 p.m., 100 Mendenhall Lab
    “The Beauty Industry: An Inside Story”
    Laurie Dowley, Elizabeth Arden
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, 4:10 p.m., 180 Hagerty Hall
    “Sustainable Fashion: A Retailer’s Perspective”
    Christina Getachew, Substance
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 4:30 p.m., 155 Jennings Hall
    “Planning a Career for Life”
    Michelle Honer, Lady M, Ltd.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2012, 4:30 p.m., 1000 McPherson Lab
    “Marketing”
    Dan Clifford, Victoria’s Secret
  • Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, 6:30 p.m., 209 W. 18th Ave.
    “Successful Retailing”
    Brian Giles, Kohl’s
  • Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, 4:30 p.m., 100 Stillman Hall
    “Promotional Product Solutions”
    Stephanie Leader, Leaderpromos.com
  • Tues, Nov. 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m., 200 Campbell Hall
    “The Inside Story”
    Shannon Keene, Von Maur
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, 4:30 p.m., 250 Knowlton Hall
    “The Ins & Outs of Fair Trade, Local & Global”
    Dr. Connie DeJong, Global Gallery
  • Thursday, October 14, 2010, 1:30 p.m., 200 Campbell Hall
    “Jobs in Fashion Design, Merchandising, Business and Publishing: What Are They and Where Can You Find Them?”
    Stu Nifoussi, MR Magazine & MRketplace.com
    view video
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 250 Knowlton Hall
    “Technical Design and Product Lifecycle Management”
    Richard Zielinski, Lane Bryant
    view video
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 1008 Evans Lab
    “Product Development”
    Shannon McBurney, Tween Brands
    view video

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, 4:30 p.m., 200 Campbell Hall
    “New Style: Fashion’s Digital Trends and Turning Points”
    Nita Rollins, Resource Interactive
    view video
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, 4:30 p.m., 200 Campbell Hall
    “Specialty Companies”
    Wendy Goldstein, Costume Specialists Inc.
    view video

  • Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011, 4:30 p.m., 200 Campbell Hall
    “White Space – See it, Size it, Seize it!”
    Jamie Schisler & Danielle Miller, Express
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 4:30 p.m., 200 Campbell Hall
    “Passion and the 6 P’s of Successful Retailing”
    Suzi West, Owner of Collier West
    view video
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 200 Campbell Hall
    “Inside Look Into Specialty Retailing”
    Sally Boyer, Justice
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 200 Campbell Hall
    “Global Sourcing and the Impact on Retail Strategy”
    Rick Ruppert, Sunrise Beauty Studio
  • Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 250 Knowlton Hall
    “Contract Packaging: Careers that Bring Concepts to Life!”
    Tara Abraham, Accel, Inc.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, 4:30 p.m., 200 Campbell Hall
    “Careers in Retail Stores”
    Brian Giles, Kohl’s
  • Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m., 200 Campbell Hall
    “E-Tailing – The Future of Retail”
    Lisa Stein, Revolutions, Inc.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, 4:00 p.m., 131 Hitchcock Hall
    “Specialty Retailing”
    Sue Schilling, Accent on Image