Noél Palomo-Lovinski, MFA
Noël attended Parsons School of Design, (BFA Fashion with Honors), New York University (MA Visual Culture), Kent State University (MFA Textiles with Honors)
After graduating Parsons School of Design in 1994, she successfully pursued a career as a professional Fashion Designer in New York City.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Noël Palomo-Lovinski is interested in design responsibility, design pedagogy and design history. She has displayed her reflective practice art/design work in international and national exhibitions receiving awards and recognition. Noël has written a book The World’s Most Influential Fashion Designers in 2010 that analyses the importance of particular designer’s work and the inspiration they used to create.
She in interested in the intersection of new conceptions of design as they relate to sustainability, technology, image, art and the burgeoning zeitgeist. To that end she curated Exploring the Paradox: Sustainability in Fashion that highlighted well known designers such as Stella McCartney, John Patrick, Costello Tagliapietra, Alabama Chanin, Donna Karan, and Holly McQuillan among others. The show was displayed for one year in the Kent State University Museum.
Noël’s is also dedicated to research toward examining how the role of the designer is changing in the contemporary industry and how to repurpose curricula to better prepare students for challenges of the 21st century.
Within the School of Fashion at Kent State Noël has created and teaches Fashion, Design, History and Pop Culture, Sustainability in an Interdisciplinary Design Approach, and the graduate class Theories in Fashion. Noël also teaches Junior Design but has taught Freshman Intro to Fashion Drawing, Sophomore Fashion Illustration and the Senior level Portfolio.