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]

Fashion Intern Recruitment Day!

The annual Fashion Intern Recruitment Day is just one of the many industry and networking opportunities the department provides for students. Following the industry schedule where several seasons are designed simultaneously, students in the Fashion Design Department are educated in all aspects of the design process for an easy transition into professional careers in the fashion industry. [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]

Sketch Selections with Bob Mackie

Iconic designer Bob Mackie has lent his creative insight and expertise to Otis students for several years. Under his guidance, the students create opulent gowns that grace the finale of the Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show. For the 2016 show, Mackie has asked student designers to be inspired by the spirit and vitality of a [more]

Avant-garde Sportswear with Michi

“This is my first time making activewear and I love it,” says Fashion junior Magdalena Lee.  “Michi was my first choice as a mentor and I wanted to work with them because I love sport-inspired clothes.” Fearless pioneer Michi offers fashion forward performance sportswear. Their direction to students is to design avant-garde sportswear with unexpected [more]

J Brand Inspires Suits of Denim

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 [more]

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