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]

Final Fitting for Anne Cole

Last week the junior fashion class presented their swimwear collection to Anna Kenney, the director of design and operations at Anne Cole. During the final fitting, Kenney provided students with valuable feedback on their pieces. In her original direction, the mentor directed students to create a sleek, sophisticated swimwear collection inspired by poolside entertaining in [more]

Fitting for Isobella & Chloe

This week mentors from the children’s clothing line Isobella & Chloe visited the junior design class for a fabric fitting. Designer and CEO Emily Fong and her assistant Gloria Borpus gave feedback to students on their ocean-inspired swimwear collection for girls. The mentors had directed the students to create age-appropriate designs versatile enough to translate [more]

Fitting for Anne Cole

Anna Kenney, the director of design and operations at Anne Cole, dropped by the junior fashion class for their model fitting. Earlier in the semester, Kenney issued a direction for the students to create a swimwear collection inspired by poolside entertaining in the 50s and 60s. In her direction, she also told the students to imagine [more]

Billabong Sustainable Swimwear

Billabong is a world leader in surf apparel and accessory design, from early innovations, such as developing the first leg rope, the tucked-under edge surf board design, and hand-made board shorts with superior functionality, to a full spectrum of offerings for board sports – Surf, Skate, Snow, and Wake – driven by a commitment to [more]

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