Portfolio Showcase

Held in New York every May, our portfolio showcase allows recent School of Fashion graduates to present their portfolios to alumni and industry guests.

Each spring, a jury of industry professionals selects 40 Fashion School seniors (20 merchandising and 20 design graduates) who will participate in the 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.


The 2020 Portofolio Showcase and Alumni Reception that was initially scheduled for May 13 and May 14 at Kent State Fashion's campus in New York City has been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. A digital portfolio showcase of the 2020 graduating seniors' design work can be viewed online here

For more info about the event and an invite, please contact Sara Snyder at ssandber@kent.edu