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]

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]

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 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 Anne Cole

Last week the junior fashion class presented their swimwear collection to Anna Kenney, the director of design and operations at Anne Cole. During the final fitting, Kenney provided students with valuable feedback on their pieces. In her original direction, the mentor directed students to create a sleek, sophisticated swimwear collection inspired by poolside entertaining in [more]

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