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]

Todd Oldham and Metro Direct High-Style Commuter Challenge

From fashion to interiors, playful American designer Todd Oldham is known for delving into different mediums. This year, he partnered with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Senior Fashion Design students to develop a sportswear line for commuters committed to sustainable living. Oldham’s direction was to think responsibly in designing garments that address [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]

Nanette Lepore Takes Swimwear to the Colorful Streets of Cuba

Nanette Lepore, one of twelve fashion elites mentoring at Otis this year, offers a strong and sexy style tailored with impeccable craftsmanship. This collection is inspired by the newly opened borders of Cuba. Under the direction of Megan Riddle, the students are designing swimwear with mixed prints and colors to show the vitality of the streets [more]

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]

Junior Mentor Fitting: Disney

The Disney mentor direction has to be the most playful collection for the Otis Fashion Benefit Show. Dancing and pure entertainment will all be featured down the cat walk for this project! Here are some more photos from the Junior fitting!

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