Sketch Selection: Zaid Affas

Zaid Affas selecting student sketches

This Wednesday a senior class in fashion design presented their sketches to designer Zaid Affas. He had given them a direction to create a collection for a modern, chic woman in a major world class city whose lifestyle requires a strong wardrobe for work, travel, and special events. In his guidelines, Affas recommended certain colors, such as metal, sand, and coal, as well as suggestions for construction, shapes, and fabrics. Overall, the students had to keep in mind that their customer needs [more]

Sketch Selection: Isobella & Chloe

Designer Emily Fong and assistant

Last Friday, the junior design class presented sketches to their mentor, Emily Fong, designer and CEO of Isobella & Chloe, a clothing line for young girls. Fong had issued a direction to the students to create “a girls’ swimwear collection inspired by a celebratory summer getaway and the ocean.” Fong and her assistant, Gloria Borpus, selected the best sketches based on color, fabric, shape and overall look. During the rest of the semester, the students will work in teams to fully [more]

Isabel and Ruben Toledo with Lane Bryant


Mentor: Isabel and Ruben Toledo with Lane Bryant Direction: Design a fall collection for the Plus Customer that is technical, modern, joyful and inspired by the freedom of dress that women began to experience in the 1930s [more]

Todd Oldham Recap


Students work with Todd on modern sportswear and dresses inspired by Native American culture. Artist, designer, and TV personality best known as host of Todd Time on MTV’s House of Style, Oldham is president of L-7 Designs Inc. His fashion lines, [more]



Every year talented Otis fashion students work with top design professionals from the fashion industry to design one-of-a-kind collections. [more]



Under Armour produces apparel that keeps athletes cool, dry, and light throughout the course of a game, practice, or workout. OTIS Students finished their mentorship with Maru Aldea creating a series of street inspired garments for Under Armour. [more]