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]

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]

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]

Final Fitting for Lane Bryant

Fashion designer Joe McCarty of Lane Bryant visited the senior class’s final fitting to give them detailed feedback on their garments before their fashion show. His direction last semester requested that students create outfits that were versatile enough to be remixed and that could take the customer from “desk to dinner.”

Final Fitting for Zaid Affas

Otis fashion students have been hard at work completing their collection for designer Zaid Affas. The mentor visited the senior class’s final fitting to provide feedback before the fashion show at the end of the semester. Earlier in the semester, Affas had directed students to “be intellectual in your approach to design” and to create [more]

Fitting for Lane Bryant

During a model fitting this week,  the senior class presented their designs to a special guest, fashion designer Joe McCarty of Lane Bryant. As a mentor, McCarty issued a direction to students to create eight pieces that build 30 complete looks for the Pre-Spring 2016 season. According to his direction, the customer starts her day [more]

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