Urban Outfitters Fitting

Last week, Urban Outfitters designers Nicola O’Connell and Katie Kim attended the junior fashion design class’s first fitting. The students designed a Spring/Summer collection tapping into the “shipwrecked” trend inspired by the movies “The Blue Lagoon” and “Return to the Blue Lagoon.” The direction issued by the Urban Outfitters mentor Leila Heydari-Pajo also detailed a color palette that [more]

Sketch Selection: DC/Quiksilver/Roxy

In late January, three mentors visited the junior fashion students – Ryan Keenan for Quiksilver, Kesha Pomeroy for Roxy, and Alan Hardy for DC. Here are excerpts from the brands’ directions for the class: DC: Show us something new and daring while adhering to the DC brand’s core values. While we are an action sports brand, [more]

Sketch Selection: PacSun

Last month, PacSun Design Director Heather Brown visited the junior fashion class for their sketch selection. The energetic mentor offered feedback on the students’ collections, which tapped into the summer “shipwrecked” trend. Brown had directed them to design garments for the 2015 summer season, emphasizing that “whites and ivories remain important in this bleached-out story as we take [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]

Final Fitting for Mary Jo Bruno

Intimate apparel designer Mary Jo Bruno recently visited the junior class for their final fitting before the end-of-semester fashion show. Bruno’s direction for the students was to create a lingerie collection inspired by the 1950’s feminine era.

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