Olive Hughes, Co-Founder: The first issue I encountered with the fashion school was the lack of studio hours. That started to spark my interest, like everybody is having the same issues. We are already in the same community sharing the same spaces, so it just made sense for us to just work together and solve these issues and have a collaborative space.
Mercy McClung, Co-Founder: I initially kind of started this idea in visuals because we didn’t have magazines for the class, so I decided I wanted to go and get magazines from publishers. Then I realized as students we can contribute to the school and create a stronger community and connect people.
Read more in the A Magazine article on The Fashion Collective at Kent State University.