In The Halls: Kai

Student: Kai Ruiz

Program: Spring 4-day High School Workshops

Precollege Course: HSX 088: Simply Sewing 

Describe your personal style?
My style is a mixture of 80s and 90s punk with a hippy style.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I skate around or get something to eat.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I’m not sure yet, this is my first time.

Who or what inspires you?
The people that inspire me are Tyler the Creator, ASAP Rocky, Sid Vicious, Kurt Cobain, and Jaden Smith.

What do you want to do after you graduate from College?
I would like to start a clothing company.

In the Halls: Andrea

Student: Andrea (Iya) Perez

Program: Spring 4-day High School Workshops

Precollege Course: HSX 110: Photography Portrait Workshop

Describe your personal style?
I don’t really have a personal style. Just like my taste in music, my personal style in general touches several genres- never one. To put them in words, I would say my style is classy/clean, quirky, and vintage.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I would usually go to art museums, vintage bookstores and record stores, the cinema, or go on a food break.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love how diverse the minds and styles of the people of FIT are!

Who or what inspires you?
Anything and anyone anywhere inspires me! I believe there is inspiration everywhere; you just have to be open-minded and have the right attitude.

What do you want to do after you graduate from College?
I see myself as a photographer, writer, and possibly a filmmaker.

Congratulations Accepted Precollege Students

Congratulations to all of our amazing Precollege alumni who got accepted to FIT for fall 2019!!! Whether you took one or six classes with us, we are so proud of you! Some of the majors featured here are: Photography and Related Media, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management.

Special shoutout to Faith who did an amazing job blogging about her Precollege Styling class at the Fashion Institute of Technology back in 2016.

Can’t wait to see you all in September!

Precollege student posing with FIT mascot tiger Stitch @haydenlrobinson image from official instagram account


Dont Miss Me Too Much

Sadly, my class has come to an end. My mood board is being perfected and when I finish I will be emailing my professor for feedback. Now, I know all the skills I need to get into FIT. Professor Cutting made it easy and clear on how to make everything perfect and neat. He taught me how to photoshop my background, shade and cut out my fashion figures, how to cut swatches and how to make everything the best I can.

When my portfolio is complete, It will look something like this:




But, don’t miss me too much, FIT. In the summer I will be taking a sewing class to create a denim jacket to add to my portfolio. I will be focusing on my portfolio this summer and hopefully, I will be accepted into FIT. 

I am a dream chaser and I will not let anything stop me from accomplishing my goal. I hope one day I’ll become a big brand designer for swimwear and will be able to thank FIT. I highly recommend classes at FIT because it made everything seem possible and taught me things that I had no idea about in the past. Being successful means you have to work hard at everything you do and don’t let any obstacles break you or stop you from completing your goal. What is your goal in life? 

Keep in touch with me:

~Isabella Basile

Childhood Dreaming Becomes a Reality

My substitute professor taught us how to draw a basic blouse and skirt. I’ve always liked drawing but I never know how to fit it on a body and make it look real.

My experience with FIT so far is amazing. I love getting out of bed every Saturday and knowing I’m going to a class for my dream school. Prof. Cutting is a wonderful teacher and he helps everyone as much as he can.

I also entered a contest for pockets and purses. I designed a bathing suit and a backpack with little pockets in it, to keep wax for your surfboard or sunscreen sticks. It is so fascinating seeing your sketch on tracing paper and transferring it to marker paper, watching it come alive.









This contest was introduced March 17th. Three students from the  who run the program took the class down to the museum to see how pockets and purses have evolved through the years.

Here are some photos:

~Bella Basile