Fashion United Highlights Kent State Fashion Graduate Portfolios
The portfolios of five spring 2020 graduates from the Kent State University School of Fashion were recently highlighted in an article on FashionUnited.com. The article discusses Kent State Fashion's annual Portfolio Showcase and how the school ensured the portfolios of their fashion design grads were still seen by industry professionals through a digital platform. The School was unable to hold its event in person in New York City for the first time in seven years due to the spread of COVID-19.
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For the past six years Kent State University's School of Fashion has invited a selection of its graduates to present their work to alumni industry leaders in a special portfolio showcase held at the school's NYC Studio. Each spring, a jury made up of industry alumni visits the school to review the portfolios of the senior design class and offer invaluable critique. One week before the jury were due to arrive in Ohio, the country went into lockdown. The jury members with positions at Alexander Wang, Ann Taylor LOFT, WGSN, and DKNY among others, pivoted to conduct the process via Zoom, and the school conceived of a digital magazine to be sent industry-wide to replace the cancelled NYC event....CONTINUE READING