2016 Juried Fashion Exhibition

Last week, Otis fashion alumni, mentors, and special guests were invited to preview the designs of the upcoming Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show. Each guest was given a ballot and selected their favorite works created by juniors and seniors for their mentor projects. Those selected will walk the runway on May 7th. Junior class [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]

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]

Fashion Intern Recruitment Day!

The annual Fashion Intern Recruitment Day is just one of the many industry and networking opportunities the department provides for students. Following the industry schedule where several seasons are designed simultaneously, students in the Fashion Design Department are educated in all aspects of the design process for an easy transition into professional careers in the fashion industry. [more]

J Brand Inspires Suits of Denim

Otis alumna Angie Furlong (’83 Fashion Design), shown on the far right, is a Senior Designer for J Brand and the mentor for this year’s collaboration between the denim powerhouse and Otis College students. The direction is to have students create “The Modern Suit”, an androgynous denim jacket and pant focused on fine tailoring. “My [more]

The Design Process: Bob Mackie Mentor Project

This week the senior class really started getting a move on their mentor projects in studio. My partner Sarah Cioffi and I have been working on draping our dress for the Bob Mackie mentor project, and I decided to start taking pictures of the whole process in creating our garment. We first taped our sketches [more]

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