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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Ron Athey.  Read more about the artist here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?


Fashion Design

Alumnus David Le Vey

"Costume design uses the language of fashion to create characters, and to place them with great precision and delicacy into the visual and emotional landscape, and the social context, of a specific time and place. Clothes express infinite shadings of personality, from the broadest strokes to the subtlest suggestion; they tell a story.

Alumnus Kristopher Enuke

Born in Nigeria, and educated in England, Kristopher Enuke (’84) decided to study fashion far away from home. After Otis, he stayed in the U.S., working for designers including BCBG. Through freelance work, he began designing and selling his own apparel, concentrating on hand-knit sweaters in his Oliver Twist line, which he sold to high-end retailers such as Maxfield and Bergdorf Goodman. Ten years later, in 2002, he diversified into jeans and created his denim brand, Oligo Tissew (“refined cloth”).

NY Daily News Lauds Fashion Alumna Bao Tranchi for J Lo Dress Design

Otis Fashion Design alumna Bao Tranchi (’99) is making the headlines with her fantastic designs. The NY Daily News caught up with her recently to discuss J Lo’s stunning new looks.

Jennifer Lopez's style: Designer Bao Tranchi dishes on custom-making the revealing sheer black dress for star-studded birthday bash

BY Jeanette Settembre

It took sheer genius to design J. Lo’s little black dress.

2015 Fashion Show Highlights

The annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway event showcasing designs for women, men and children.  Leaders in the fashion, art, design, and entertainment industries get a glimpse of the future of fashion design from those who invent it—Otis fashion students!   

Racked L.A. Features the Otis Fashion Display at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus Showcases Dreamy Designs by Otis College Grads

Otis College's designer mentorship program—and ability to churn out inspiring talents on the reg—is still going strong, as seen in the windows of Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. The LA art and design school linked about 25 of this year's fashion grads with legendary designer Bob Mackie, rising designer Zaid Affas, and Morgane le Fay founder Liliana Casabal for its annual fashion show, and the impressive results are on display at the luxury retailer until Saturday.

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.