Kent State Museum Spotlights Work of School of Fashion Alums

Fri 6/24

Kent State University’s Shoool of Fashion is known as one of the top such schools in the country, producing alumni who go on to successful careers.

The upcoming show at the KSU Museum, called “Pathfinders: Kent State University School of Fashion Alumni,” shows off the work that some of these former students went on to create.

The six featured alum — Jules Acree, Deanna First, Keäma Garrett, Joshua Hupper, Miyako Nakamura, and Anne Skoch — each has at least six years of experience in the fashion industry since graduation, working in design, branding and social media.

“While their pathways are unique, there are shared qualities and strategies in the stories of each designer,” says the press release. “One of the most significant connectors across the group is their impulse to build community and partnerships that transcend a purely transactional relationship with their clients.”

Keäma Garrett, Joshua Hupper and Miyako Nakamura are fashion designers with very different styles and approaches to creating garments. Jules Acree is a lifestyle coach and blogger, Deanna First is a fashion illustrator who sketches live events, and Cleveland-based Anne Skoch is well-known to regulars at area artisan/maker events as Anne Cate, who makes small accessories featuring the skylines of dozens of towns and cities across the U.S. and abroad.

The show will be on view through May 2023. Go to for more information.


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