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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Fashion Design Radar

Mar 28, 2014
Fashion Design Blog
OtisFashion_Toledo_#159AA21Mentor: Isabel and Ruben Toledo with Lane Bryant Direction: Design a fall collection for the Plus Customer that is technical, modern, joyful and inspired by the freedom of dress that women began to experience in the 1930s
Mar 12, 2014
Fashion Design Blog
Otis_Fashion_Design_Todd-Oldham_7Students work with Todd on modern sportswear and dresses inspired by Native American culture. Artist, designer, and TV personality best known as host of Todd Time on MTV’s House of Style, Oldham is president of L-7 Designs Inc. His fashion lines, interior design work, books, and television appearances have introduced millions to his exuberant style and [more]
Feb 20, 2014
Fashion Design Blog
Johnny_Was_OTIS_Fashion_Design3Every year talented Otis fashion students work with top design professionals from the fashion industry to design one-of-a-kind collections.
Feb 20, 2014
Fashion Design Blog
under_armour_MARU_ALDEA_OTIS_College2Under Armour produces apparel that keeps athletes cool, dry, and light throughout the course of a game, practice, or workout. OTIS Students finished their mentorship with Maru Aldea creating a series of street inspired garments for Under Armour.
Feb 20, 2014
Fashion Design Blog
nike_OTIS_college_FashionNike 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 worldwide. Students worked with Nike’s Material [more]
Feb 20, 2014
Fashion Design Blog
Rod_Beattie_Mattel_Barbie_OTIS_2Swimwear designer Rod Beattie ended his final fitting with a Bang! The show entitled Barbie’s Housewarming Party hosted by Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, CA  featured all garments created by the junior class on January 18-20, 2014.
Jan 21, 2014
Fashion Design Blog
REFLEKT_Mag_OTIS_1This month we sat down with Camay Villanueva, Otis Alumna Fashion Design ’11, who is the editor-in-chief of REFLEKT Magazine. REFLEKT Magazine is a style/fashion magazine focusing on personal style and style tribes all over the world. We wanted to get to know what inspires her and find out how Otis prepared her to start REFLEKT. [more]
Dec 10, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Rod-Beattie-for-Mattel-Fitting-Otis-Fashion-2013It’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]
Nov 19, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Nike-First-Fitting-Jarrett-Reynolds-Otis-Fashion-2013Nike 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]
Nov 18, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Dosa-with-Christina-Kim-First-Fitting-Otis-Fashion-2013This was the first fitting for Dosa with designer Christina Kim.  She came with her crew of designers to the fitting.  Christina is a furniture designer as well as a clothes designer specializing in sustainabile products. Christina’s Direction:  Separates, inspiration taken from nature, the flower market, and the Huntington Library. Recommended Fabric: Organic Cotton – [more]

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