J Brand Inspires Suits of Denim

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Otis alumna Angie Furlong ('83 Fashion Design), shown on the far right, is a Senior Designer for J Brand and the mentor for this year's collaboration between the denim powerhouse and Otis College students. The direction is to have students create “The Modern Suit”, an androgynous denim jacket and pant focused on fine tailoring. "My style when I'm designing is a lot more bohemian, more free-spirited, and colorful," says Kat Strait, a senior in the Fashion Design program. "I wanted to challenge [more]

Nanette Lepore Takes Swimwear to the Colorful Streets of Cuba

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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 of Cuba. Nicholas Dolcini, a junior in the Fashion Design program, describes what it is like working with a professional designer. "The best part is [more]

Metallic Swimwear for Amuse Society

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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 [more]

Final Fitting for Roxy, Quiksilver, and DC

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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 [more]

Final Fitting for Bob Mackie

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The master of glamour, designer Bob Mackie, visited the senior fashion class for the final fitting of their evening wear collection. Mackie, famous for dressing entertainment icons such as RuPaul, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, and Tina Turner, had [more]

Final Fitting for Trina Turk

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Last week, designer Trina Turk attended the final fitting for the senior class's collection to provide feedback before the students' garments go down the catwalk at the Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show. Earlier in the semester, she directed [more]

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