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]

Blu Pony Vintage Calls for 1930’s-inspired Girls Collection

Fusing designs of the past with contemporary fashion, Blu Pony Vintage  offers children’s apparel with a timeless quality. Designer Bonnie Matthews wanted students to create a collection for girls that is inspired by the 1930s. Blu Pony Vintage is one of the twelve industry Mentors directing Fashion Design Juniors and Seniors for the 2015-16 projects. The [more]

Sketch Selections with Bob Mackie

Iconic designer Bob Mackie has lent his creative insight and expertise to Otis students for several years. Under his guidance, the students create opulent gowns that grace the finale of the Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show. For the 2016 show, Mackie has asked student designers to be inspired by the spirit and vitality of a [more]

Final Fitting for Bob Mackie

The master of glamour, designer Bob Mackie, visited the senior fashion class for the final fitting of their evening wear collection. Mackie, famous for dressing entertainment icons such as RuPaul, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, had directed the students earlier in the year to create seasonless, swoon-worthy evening looks inspired by underwater sea [more]

Bob Mackie Private fitting

Bob Mackie set time aside last week to help students with their projects individually. Each team was able to ask any questions they had to move them forward on their garments. Here are some behind the scene shots!

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