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  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event
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    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures
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    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

    chinaartobjects.com/artists/jp-munro/

  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event
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    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures
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    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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Fashion Design Radar

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]
Nov 18, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
David-Meister-First-Fitting-Matte-Jersey-DressesStudents are working with designer David Meister to create chic, modern matte jersey dresses. David’s direction required each dress to have a “second life,” giving the garment versatility and a dual purpose. The garments can be reversible, long to short, front to back, or double layer. David was blown away at how good the first [more]
Nov 8, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
UnderArmour-First-Fitting-Maru-Aldea-Otis-Fashion-2013Juniors had their first fitting with Maru Aldea for Under Armour. Founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armour produces apparel that keeps athletes cool, dry, and light throughout the course of a game, practice, or workout. Students were asked to design multi-functional garments for boys and girls  - [more]
Sep 10, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Sam Torti and Molly WorkmanComing to you from the 2013-2014 Junior class at Otis, Sam Torti (left) and Molly Workman (right). We are your Junior class fashion blog representatives and we couldn’t be more excited to bring you all you want to know about what’s going on at Otis and around the garment district in Los Angeles. Stay tuned [more]
Sep 7, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Biz Bash Otis Fashion 2013This year Biz Bash placed the Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at #5 in its list of top 100 events in Southern California. Held in Beverly Hills, CA on May 4, 2013, the event raised over $1 million for student scholarships. The annual benefit black-tie gala is Los Angeles’ largest fashion runway show, attracting [more]
Jul 9, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Claire Pettibone - Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show 2013Wedding dress designer, Claire Pettibone studied fashion design at Otis, and in 1994, started her own wedding gown line with her business partner and husband, Guy Toley. With a flagship store in Beverly Hills, CA, Claire’s designs are carried by top bridal boutiques all over the country. Pettibone’s designs evoke her early childhood memories of [more]
Jul 9, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Disney - Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show 2013Disney Consumer Products collaborated with Otis College of Art and Design to create an exceptional educational experience resulting in this one of a kind sportswear collection based on three characters from “Monsters University” – Sulley, Mike and Art. Designer and Otis alumna Marisol Gerona (’93) worked with John Fiscella, director of product innovation at Disney [more]
Jul 9, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Cynthia Vincent - Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show 2013Cynthia Vincent, designer and co-owner of Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, focuses on form, function, and fabrication to design clothes that are feminine, hip, and confident. Cynthia’s career started with formal training at Otis College of Art and Design. Not long after graduation she was hired by Jane Ong & Co. in London, where she [more]
Jul 8, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
Halston and Humane Society - Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show 2013The Halston brand has signified unpretentious, “wearable” American chic fashion for over sixty years. Success in Chicago in the early 1950s as a hat maker led Roy Halston Frowick to move to New York and work for prominent milliner Lilly Daché. When the first lady Jacqueline Kennedy wore one of his pillbox hats in 1961, [more]
Jul 8, 2013
Fashion Design Blog
EleVen by Venus Williams - Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show 2013Tennis champion Venus Williams actually studied fashion design. Her apparel designs are not just licensing deals that make use of her name; they are original designs by Venus herself. In 2007 she launched EleVen, a ready-to-wear collection of classic dresses and tennis sportswear, to critical acclaim. Although the brand had to take a back seat [more]

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