Metallic Swimwear for Amuse Society

Beach-meets-street lifestyle brand Amuse Society is the brainchild of friends and designers Mandy Fry and Summer Rapp, and Mandy is one of this year’s Fashion Mentors. Each year, industry giants and innovators volunteer to direct projects for the students to complete, culminating in Otis’ annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show in the spring. Mandy Fry, above [more]

Quiksilver Critique

The junior class has designed a Spring 2016 menswear collection in response to a direction from Quiksilver to create garments fit for a music festival or a surf camping trip in Northern Baja. Ideally, the clothes would provide sun and wind protection during the blazing heat of the day as well as during chilly nights. [more]

Urban Outfitters Critique

The junior design class received a direction at the beginning of the semester from Urban Outfitters to create a spring/summer collection inspired by the “shipwrecked” theme in movies like “The Blue Lagoon.” At the end of the semester, the students had one-on-one critiques and edits with their teachers before going into the construction of their [more]

PacSun Critique and Edit

The junior class has spent the fall semester working on a collection for PacSun. The direction from the California lifestyle brand asked students to create clothes in touch with the shipwrecked summer trend, full of variants of whites and ivories for a bleached out story. Fringe, lace-ups, and novelty trims will enhance the true beauty [more]

Sketch Selection: Isobella & Chloe

Last Friday, the junior design class presented sketches to their mentor, Emily Fong, designer and CEO of Isobella & Chloe, a clothing line for young girls. Fong had issued a direction to the students to create “a girls’ swimwear collection inspired by a celebratory summer getaway and the ocean.” Fong and her assistant, Gloria Borpus, [more]

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