Otis College of Art and Design

2019 Fashion

The fashion industry in Los Angeles County is undergoing and reflecting broader transformations taking place across the U.S. economy with international ramifications.

As the largest domestic manufacturing hub for the Fashion industry, Los Angeles County has the opportunity to proactively engage those shifts and exploit the advantageous elements at play in its local ecosystem. While the broader decline in U.S. manufacturing tracks the decline in Apparel Manufacturing, Los Angeles County’s Fashion community and its historical ecosystem retain signature characteristics that have signaled a unique role for L.A. County to play on the global fashion stage.