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 mentors included Nanette Lepore, Michi Design, Amuse Society, Uniqlo, Lucky Brand, and Blu Pony Vintage. Senior class mentors included J Brand, Joie, [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 on the runway for the 34th Annual Scholarship and Benefit Show on May 7th! [more]

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 [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 [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 [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 [more]