Portfolio Showcase

Held in New York every May, portfolio showcase allows those who have just graduated from the Fashion School to present their portfolios to alumni and industry guests.

Each spring, a jury of industry professionals selects 40 Fashion School seniors (20 merchandising majors and 20 design majors) who will participate in portfolio showcase. The week after graduation, these 40 students travel to the school's NYC Studio to meet with Kent State alumni and industry guests.

The portfolio showcase is designed to foster connections between alumni, educators and the fashion industry to recognize students who have produced outstanding work throughout their Kent State career; and to assist graduates as they make the transition between their student and professional lives.

2017 Portfolio Showcase

Portfolio Showcase and Alumni Reception

Wednesday, May 17, 6-9 p.m.

Fashion School alumni living in New York and working in the fashion industry visit the NYC Studio to view student portfolios and enjoy light hors d'oeuvre. Meeting with 2017 graduates, they offer advice on starting their careers and life in New York. It's a great way for alumni and recent graduates to network and get to know one another.

Portfolio Showcase Industry Event

Thursday, May 18, 9 a.m. - noon

Professionals from across the fashion industry come to enjoy breakfast and review student portfolios during a relaxed morning event. The event is open-house style, allowing visiting professionals to speak with any of the students and discuss their work.

2016 Portfolio Showcase

Here are sample portfolios from 2016 graduates selected for last year's portfolio showcase:

See photos and a recap from the 2016 Portfolio Showcase in FashionUnited.