Fitting for Isobella & Chloe

This week mentors from the children’s clothing line Isobella & Chloe visited the junior design class for a fabric fitting. Designer and CEO Emily Fong and her assistant Gloria Borpus gave feedback to students on their ocean-inspired swimwear collection for girls. The mentors had directed the students to create age-appropriate designs versatile enough to translate [more]

Fitting for Morgane Le Fay

Amanda Mikko, wardrobe consultant and stylist at Morgane Le Fay, visited the senior class to critique their constructed designs during a model fitting. The designer for Morgane Le Fay, Liliana Casabal, had issued a direction earlier in the fall semester to create a spring/summer 2016 collection “inspired by ocean creatures real and mystical.” The recommended [more]

Fitting for Lane Bryant

During a model fitting this week,  the senior class presented their designs to a special guest, fashion designer Joe McCarty of Lane Bryant. As a mentor, McCarty issued a direction to students to create eight pieces that build 30 complete looks for the Pre-Spring 2016 season. According to his direction, the customer starts her day [more]

Rod Beattie for Mattel First Fitting

It’s a Junior fitting week at Otis! Swimwear designer Rod Beattie is bringing Barbie back to Malibu and revamping her iconic style. Focusing on swimwear for the pool and the parader accompanied by matching, extreme cover-ups.  From hand beading and detailed feminine appliqué, to beautifully engineered rhinestone placement, this team has put together the perfect [more]

Jarrett Reynolds for Nike First Fitting

Nike challenged the students to design for a new evolution sweeping major cities around the world – Run Crews. A Run Crew is essentially a club of runners that get together weekly to run together, and Nike being the runners go-to brand  began to organize meet ups at locations world wide. For the designs the [more]

Bob Mackie: Third Fitting

Bob Mackie stopped by the Otis fashion department to meet with seniors. A lot of progress has been made by seniors on this mentor team in a weeks time! Here are photos from our fitting! 

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