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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
     
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here.
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

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Fashion Design

Otis Fashion Show in The Hollywood Reporter

Otis College of Art and Design Presents L.A.’s Largest Annual Fashion Show

By Lesley McKenzie
In a runway presentation that easily rivals the level of talent shown at Los Angeles Fashion Week, juniors and graduating seniors of Otis College of Art and Design created more than 100 looks for a black-tie crowd at the 33rd annual Otis Scholarship and Benefit Show in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.
 

The LA Fashion Magazine on the 33rd Annual Otis Benefit and Fashion Show

Otis Celebrates in Style With The 33rd Annual Otis Benefit and Fashion Show

 
The 33rd Annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show in Beverly Hills, Celebrates California “Born and Bred” Fashion Brands in Style
 

WWD Covers the Creativity at the Otis Fashion Show

Industry Mentors Inspire Creativity at Otis College Fashion Show

By Khanh T.L. Tran
 
As California finds itself mired in a historic drought that appears to have no end in sight, fashion students at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles tapped their creativity to come up with stylish solutions befitting a water motif at their annual fashion gala at The Beverly Hilton on Saturday.
 

I-D Names Fashion Design Alumna Sonia Boyajian a Top LA Designer

5 los angeles designers you should know

 
Name: Sonia Boyajian
Age: 35
Known for: Bejeweled necklaces and bracelets with family heirloom appeal, and collaborating with Bernhard Willhelm.
Hometown: Los Angeles
LA neighborhood: Hollywood
Inspiration: Ancient cities, craft, nature and rituals.
Style icon: Grace Coddington
Studio soundtrack: The Bee Gees
LA design heroes: Sonia Eram at Mameg shop and Johnstone Marklee architects

Otis Fashion in the LA Times

More big brands are tapping creative crowdsourcing sites

By Paresh Dave
 
To fashion an alluring look for its latest pair of DC Shoes, Quiksilver extended far beyond its team of in-house artists. It challenged a worldwide crowd.
 
Entrepreneurs have grown accustomed to spinning their projects into motion by using crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo to raise small amounts of money from a mass of intrigued consumers.
 

Founding Chair Rosemary Brantley on Sustainable Fashion

Rosemary Brantley
Founding Chair, Fashion Design
 
Brantley founded Otis Fashion Design, and has been teaching for 32 years. She has invited leading fashion designers such as Isabel Toledo, Francisco, Costa, Todd Oldham and Cynthia Rowley to act as mentors for design projects that are shown on the runway each May. Brantley, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, took a sabbatical and traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos, where she continued her research about sustainable design.
 

Jody Rollins Launches Lifestyle Brand Yellow 108

Jody Rollins (’05 Fashion Design)
Yellow 108
 
Yellow 108 is a lifestyle brand that specializes in accessories made from salvaged and eco textiles. We design and manufacture hats, bags, scarves and sunglasses that are simple, fun and easy to wear every day.
 
Starting up

Alumna Nancy Newberg on Her Jewelry Line

Nancy Newberg (’84 Fashion Design)
Nancy Newberg Jewelry 
 
Inspired by today’s trends, my pieces are designed to be layered and worn in different combinations to suit the individual style of the women who wear them. With a modern twist on classic design, this collection is rich in texture and combines white diamonds with 18 karat rose and yellow gold, sterling silver, in matte and polished finishes.
 

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