Rod Beattie for Mattel First Fitting

It’s a Junior fitting week at Otis! Swimwear designer Rod Beattie is bringing Barbie back to Malibu and revamping her iconic style. Focusing on swimwear for the pool and the parader accompanied by matching, extreme cover-ups.  From hand beading and detailed feminine appliqué, to beautifully engineered rhinestone placement, this team has put together the perfect [more]

Jarrett Reynolds for Nike First Fitting

Nike challenged the students to design for a new evolution sweeping major cities around the world – Run Crews. A Run Crew is essentially a club of runners that get together weekly to run together, and Nike being the runners go-to brand  began to organize meet ups at locations world wide. For the designs the [more]

Christina Kim and Dosa First Fitting

This was the first fitting for Dosa with designer Christina Kim.  She came with her crew of designers to the fitting.  Christina is a furniture designer as well as a clothes designer specializing in sustainabile products. Christina’s Direction:  Separates, inspiration taken from nature, the flower market, and the Huntington Library. Recommended Fabric: Organic Cotton – [more]

David Meister First Fitting Matte Jersey Dresses

Students are working with designer David Meister to create chic, modern matte jersey dresses. David’s direction required each dress to have a “second life,” giving the garment versatility and a dual purpose. The garments can be reversible, long to short, front to back, or double layer. David was blown away at how good the first [more]

Cynthia Vincent Designs for the City Nomad

Cynthia Vincent, designer and co-owner of Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, focuses on form, function, and fabrication to design clothes that are feminine, hip, and confident. Cynthia’s career started with formal training at Otis College of Art and Design. Not long after graduation she was hired by Jane Ong & Co. in London, where she [more]

Billabong Sustainable Swimwear

Billabong is a world leader in surf apparel and accessory design, from early innovations, such as developing the first leg rope, the tucked-under edge surf board design, and hand-made board shorts with superior functionality, to a full spectrum of offerings for board sports – Surf, Skate, Snow, and Wake – driven by a commitment to [more]