In The Halls: Joan


Student: Joan (17) from East Northport

Program: Summer Live

Pre-College Courses: Product Development

Describe your personal style: Funky, Floridian grandpa

Where do you go on your breaks from class? Lunch, bathroom.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? Watching.

Who or what inspires you? Pharell Williams, nature.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? Be happy.


In The Halls: Olivia


Student: Olivia (17) from Hammonton

Program: Summer Live

Pre-College Courses: Advertising & Marketing Communications

Describe your personal style: Boho chic

Where do you go on your breaks from class? Out to eat.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? The great location.

Who or what inspires you? Models such as Gigi Hadid

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? Find a career in advertising and spend some time in Italy


In The Halls: Sumiko


Student: Sumiko (17) from New York

Program: Summer Live

Pre-College Courses: Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Photoshop

Describe your personal style: To be honest, I don’t think much about my style, I just wear whatever I want. So everyday I almost have different styles because I can’t be consistent.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? My friends and I usually just hang out in the hallways.


What is your favorite thing about FIT? Everyone here is so creative, it’s inspiring to be around such artful people.

Who or what inspires you? A photographer I met inspires me – he went to college and worked a normal job before realizing his true interest was fashion photography, so he went to SVA and is now a successful fashion photographer.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I want to become a doctor, so after college would be medicine school.


In The Halls: Juliane


Student: Juliane (17) from Southold

Program: Saturday/Sunday live

Pre-College Courses: Observational Drawing
Basic Life Drawing

Describe your personal style: I personally have never drawn models. I use the medium of acrylic and oil above pencil. When i use pencil I draw portraits. Many pieces of work are often a typical theme in an edgy format.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? I usually go for coffee. When I don’t I like to try different cafes for pastries.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? My favorite part about FIT is how comfortable the surroundings are in such a competitive place. Many don’t realize in order to do your best, you have to feel your best.

Who or what inspires you? I think I inspire myself a lot. Seeing past work and seeing how far I’ve come is important, and keeps me going. It’s almost like I’m competing with myself.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? After I finish attending FIT for my AAS in Fine Arts. I would like to focus n advertising as well and eventually receive my BFA while studying abroad.


In The Halls: Rachel


Student: Rachel (19 (Second year college student)) from Buffalo, NY

Work Study: I am a work study student for the precollege office at FIT. I have been working here since my freshmen year and absolutely love it! I’ve developed great relationships with the staff, professors and even the high school students. I love watching the high schoolers succeed, and I get so excited when I hear they got accepted to the school! I can really relate to them because I was in their position just a few years ago!

Major: Fashion Merchandising Management

Describe your personal style: My style is very girly. I love bright colors, patters, and accessories. My favorite place to shop is Urban Outfitters. I love hats and bright lipstick!

Where do you go on your breaks from class? Living in the city has been amazing. On my free time, I love exploring the different museums and gardens around manhattan. I am a dancer so I love seeing broadway shows! I also take class at The Broadway Dance Center when I can.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? The Best part of my FIT experience has been the FIT dance team. I have a passion for dance and have met the most mazing people through it. We all come from different backgrounds but have formed such a strong bond through dance!

Who or what inspires you? Music inspires me mostly. I love all types of music, especially indie and acoustic stuff. It gets me through the day! As far as fashion goes, I love Olivia Palermo. Her style is amazing and I’m definitely inspired by it!

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? After college, I hope to be a buyer for a major company. Buying has always been my dream job!!!