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  • A temporary gallery store featuring alumni artists and designers, curated by Robert Apodaca, Owner, Fifth Floor Gallery.

     

    Reception for Alumni and Friends of Otis
    July 25, 3-5pm
    RSVP Required

  • Trials and Troubles

    Jul 25| Special Event
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    Rachel Kushner, Benjamin Weissman, Tom Brosseau; Marcel Dzama, Welcome to the Land of the Bat, 2008 (detail)

    Saturday July 25, 7pm, Free
    Trials and Troubles: A Night of Songs and Stories with Tom Brosseau, Rachel Kushner, and Benjamin Weissman

  • 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.

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

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • 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.

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Fashion Design

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.
 

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.
 
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