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Famed designer hopes to bring some style to KSU

on Wednesday,November 25,2009 21:11

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Breaking into the fashion industry can be an incredibly challenging feat. In an attempt to help design students achieve a clearer vision of a career in custom couture, famed designer Dana Buchman will deliver her expert opinions and personal critiques to Kent State University in early December.

Buchman, whose line of upscale women''s wear is nationally distributed by industry titan Liz Claiborne, will be one of the guest critics for the 2009 senior design program where 17 aspiring fashion designers showcase their finest works constructed in the test fabric, muslin, for a discerning group of academic and industry professionals.

"This critique is meant to give the students feedback on their designs in muslin so that they can make any changes they need to make the collection better before they cut in the final fabric," assistant professor Linda Ohrn-McDaniel tells The Plain Dealer.

The program was established to connect fashion students with successful professional designers for guidance and networking possibilities.

The fashion school at Kent is one of 13 scholastic members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, of which Buchman is a member.

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