33rd Annual Gala Event
Each year, the Benefit black-tie gala features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway show with more than 70 professional models in 175-plus fashion designs for women, men and juniors. Approximately 800 guests—a creative crowd of leaders in fashion and entertainment—get a glimpse of the future of fashion design from those who invent it—Otis fashion students! In 2013, more than $1 million was raised for student scholarships. Many of these promising young artists and designers (80% of whom require financial aid) would be unable to complete their education without this support.
For the first time in Otis history, this year’s Silent Auction for the 33rd Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show will also be available online. Bid on luxury items and artworks by distinguished Otis alumni to benefit scholarships for Otis students right from your phone or computer. The auction will go live on Friday, May 1st 2015, but be sure to check back on May 2nd at 6:30 pm to also bid on the beautiful garments our students have created for the Fashion Show!
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Carlos Alberini - Chairman of the Board and CEO, Lucky Brand
Fashion Leadership Award
Carlos Alberini is succesfully leading Lucky Brand, the Los Angeles-based denim and casual American lifestyle company, founded in 1990. Charged with invigorating the fashion denim wholesale and retail business, Alberini became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lucky Brand in early 2014. Prior to joining Lucky Brand, Carlos Alberini was Co-Chief Exectuive Officer at Restoration Hardware. Earlier he served as President and Chief Operting Officer of Guess?, Inc.
Gary Schoenfeld - President and CEO, PacSun
Creative Vision Award
Surf and skate wear industry veteran and "brand architect" Gary Schoenfeld has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. since 2009. PacSun, a leading specialty retailer rooted in the action sports, fashion and music influences, carries the mantle for California youth culture with over 600 stores nationwide and the motto Golden State of Mind.
Trina Turk - Founder/Fashion Designer, Trina Turk
Fashion Innovation Award
As an entrepreneurial fashion designer, Trina Turk embodies not just California but the American Dream. Founded in 1995 as a women's contemporary clothing line, Trina Turk has evolved into an iconic lifestyle brand, celebrating California style with eleven annual collections of chic women's ready-to-wear and accessories, swimwear, recreation/activewear, a Mr Turk menswear line, and residential decor and textiles, plus eleven boutiques across the United States.
Joe McCarty for Lane Bryant
Liliana Casabal for Morgane Le Fay
Mary Jo Bruno
Isobella & Chloe
DC and Roxy
Highlights from Past Shows
|2011 Benefit Highlights|
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