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]

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]

Avant-garde Sportswear with Michi

“This is my first time making activewear and I love it,” says Fashion junior Magdalena Lee.  “Michi was my first choice as a mentor and I wanted to work with them because I love sport-inspired clothes.” Fearless pioneer Michi offers fashion forward performance sportswear. Their direction to students is to design avant-garde sportswear with unexpected [more]

Final Fitting for Roxy, Quiksilver, and DC

Kassandra Cassily, Roxy product line analyst, visited the junior class for the final fitting of their Spring 2016 collection for the female sports fashion brand. Earlier this year, Roxy gave the students a direction to create projects geared toward the must-have items for a three-day trip with only a backpack and the beach or mountain on [more]

Urban Outfitters Fitting

Last week, Urban Outfitters designers Nicola O’Connell and Katie Kim attended the junior fashion design class’s first fitting. The students designed a Spring/Summer collection tapping into the “shipwrecked” trend inspired by the movies “The Blue Lagoon” and “Return to the Blue Lagoon.” The direction issued by the Urban Outfitters mentor Leila Heydari-Pajo also detailed a color palette that [more]

Final Fitting for Mary Jo Bruno

Intimate apparel designer Mary Jo Bruno recently visited the junior class for their final fitting before the end-of-semester fashion show. Bruno’s direction for the students was to create a lingerie collection inspired by the 1950’s feminine era.

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