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Portfolio Requirements

Applicants must submit two presentation boards as described below:
Submit one apparel and one home furnishings board.
Submit two boards from the same area of interest mentioned above.


  • Boards should be executed on black illustration board or black foam core board. 
  • Boards should be approximately 12" x 17". 
  • Select a season and a theme for each board. 
  • Each board should have at least six (6) patterned fabric swatches and at least six (6) more solid color swatches. (12 swatches minimum) 
  • The fabric swatches can be scanned or you can use actual fabric. 
  • The solid color swatches can be paint chip samples from any paint store. 
  • Boards should have photos, pictures from magazines, or your own art work illustrating the theme. 
  • CDs of boards may be submitted for mail in portfolios.

The following is an example of a possible board: 

  • floral spring apparel theme 
  • 6 floral fabric swatches 
  • 6 solid color chips that pick up the colors in the fabric swatches 
  • a selection of pictures relating to the theme of the fabrics 
  • you would NOT use dark, winter colors if this is a Spring board 
  • you would NOT use woolen fabrics if this is a Spring board 
  • mount these components imaginatively and neatly


Print your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, and STUDENT ID on the back of each board.

In-Person Reviews:

Applicants must make an appointment by email or phone (boards will not be received without a scheduled appointment).


Fashion Institute of Technology
Attention: Professor Petitt, Fabric Styling
Room B-521
227 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Apply now.

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