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]

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]

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]

Modern Feel, Timeless Details with Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis offers timeless apparel for the modern man. Creative Director Michael Maccari, asked students to juxtapose “traditional and authentic” with “technology and innovation” in creating hybrid functional workwear. Asked to explore the origins of workwear and take the best of yesterday and apply the knowledge and technology of today students created Asked to explore the [more]

Strong Silhouettes and Sustainability Set Prairie Underground Apart

Crafted in Seattle, Prairie Underground is made almost exclusively with sustainable textiles. The style is utilitarian, comfortable, and chic. Designer/Founder Davora Linder has asked students to create washable suiting separates that are both innovative and make use of sustainable super-material, hemp. Using a muted palette of salt & pepper tweed, oatmeal, and undyed cotton fabrics, [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]

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