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]

Direction: Bob Mackie

Last week, designer Bob Mackie visited the senior fashion design class to assign them a direction on a collection of “swoon-worthy” evening looks inspired by underwater sea life and landscapes. Mackie, who is best known for dressing entertainment icons such as Cher, Joan Rivers and Tina Turner, explained that “cover-ups, reveals and headdresses are important [more]

Bob Mackie: Third Fitting

Bob Mackie stopped by the Otis fashion department to meet with seniors. A lot of progress has been made by seniors on this mentor team in a weeks time! Here are photos from our fitting! 

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!

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]

Bob Mackie Studio Visit

The amazing Bob Mackie stopped by Otis Fashion this week to have a one on one with students about their designs. Mr. Mackie was so helpful with each design by guiding us on how to approach each dress in its own way. It’s incredible how much you can learn from Bob Mackie, not to mention [more]

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