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 Roxy, Quiksilver, and DC

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 the must-have items for a three-day trip with only a backpack and the beach or mountain on [more]

Final Fitting for Bob Mackie

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 directed the students earlier in the year to create seasonless, swoon-worthy evening looks inspired by underwater sea [more]

Final Fitting for Trina Turk

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 the class to “create playful, chic ensembles for a trip to the Amalfi coast inspired by the Mediterranean sea and [more]

PacSun Final Fitting

Yesterday PacSun Design Director Heather Brown visited the final fitting for the Fashion Design juniors’ summer collections. Earlier in the semester, Heather had issued a direction to the students to design garments with whites and ivories for a bleached-out story, tapping into the “shipwrecked” trend for summer. Students were also encouraged to incorporate graphic artwork, crochet [more]

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