Congratulations to YMA Winners Salor McFann and Violet Yang

L to R: Salor McFann, Violet Yang, Lecturer Alex Suer

They are pictured here at the Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Gala which took place in New York City. Violet’s award was based on her idea to “launch an in-store entertainment for Avon Products Inc. to attract multiple generations by promoting the creation of a series of fashion events featuring local independent fashion retailers and designers at an urban venue, carried out by marketing concepts such as celebrity endorsement, social media contests, and a fashion show that is a signature event that kicks off the concept.” Salor’s idea “focused on the clothing brand Abercrombie and Fitch; [she] proposed that the company implement in-store denim manufacturing to provide the customer with custom-fit jeans.” Congratulations, Violet and Salor!

November 14 Lecture with Jami Dewolf

The Fashion & Retail Studies Speaker Series is presenting a lecture by Jami Dewolf, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Alliance Data, on November 14 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in 001 Jennings Hall. The event is free and open to all.

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

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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 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