Road to Runway with Designer Bob Mackie

Bob Mackie and team came to campus for a fitting, to evaluate the works-in-progress of our Fashion seniors. This year, Mackie has asked student designers to be inspired by the spirit and vitality of a series of 1890’s Parisian Cabaret posters by artist Toulousse Lautrec. From these fittings students will make final adjustments before showing them gowns [more]

Patterns of the Tokyo Skyline Inspire Joie Collection

Understated, casual elegance is the focus of this contemporary brand Joie. Associate Designer and Otis alumna Jessica Mead will be working with students to create a collection that mix patterns and textures influenced by the Tokyo Skyline at night. Contemporary lifestyle brand Joie will receive the 2016 Otis Design Innovation Award at this year’s Annual Scholarship [more]

Lucky Brand Channels Romance of the Far East

Lifestyle powerhouse Lucky Brand infuses American attitude into every design. Artists, musicians, and free spirits everywhere flock to their distinctive, authentic pieces. Otis Fashion Design students created soft and dreamy dresses tinted with the romanticism of India and the Far East.  the last fitting of the semester This was the last fitting of the semester, and [more]

Modern Feel, Timeless Details with Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis offers timeless apparel for the modern man. Creative Director Michael Maccari, asked students to juxtapose “traditional and authentic” with “technology and innovation” in creating hybrid functional workwear. Asked to explore the origins of workwear and take the best of yesterday and apply the knowledge and technology of today students created Asked to explore the [more]

Todd Oldham and Metro Direct High-Style Commuter Challenge

From fashion to interiors, playful American designer Todd Oldham is known for delving into different mediums. This year, he partnered with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Senior Fashion Design students to develop a sportswear line for commuters committed to sustainable living. Oldham’s direction was to think responsibly in designing garments that address [more]

Designing for the Whole Family with Uniqlo

Uniqlo offers fashion basics with elegance and longevity in mind. Designing for men, women, and children with a focus on Responsible Design, they seek to minimize the impact on the environment while designing real clothes for real people. Under the direction of Yukihiro Katsuta, Global Creative Director, students designed “future classics” in creating ‘LifeWear’ for the [more]

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