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Alina Parson

Alina Parson
Professor, Senior Studio
Teaches In
Fashion Design

2010 Master of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Woodbury University, Burbank, California

1989 Bachelor of Arts, English Language & Literature, State Institute of Foreign Languages, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

1987 Diploma with Distinction, Fashion Design, Patternmaking, and Education, Fashion Design School, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

1981 Diploma, Computer Systems & Equipment, Electromechanical College, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Alina Parson was born and raised in the former USSR. She graduated from the Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages and Literature, in Uzbekistan. She moved to the United States in 1991 and began working in the fashion industry, first as a sewer for a sewing contractor, then as a manager. Ms. Parson began teaching in 2000 while continuing her professional practice in the industry as a designer, pattern maker, and fashion consultant, working in couture, moderate, junior men and girls, lingerie, and kids’ markets. She realized her strong passion for teaching and became a full-time professor at Otis College of Art and Design. In 2010, she received her Master’s degree from Woodbury University. Ms. Parson loves her students and devotes countless hours in class to them, earning her the “Outstanding Instructor” award in 2005, and the 2010 “Apple Award.” Her slogan “If you do it, do it the best” has been an inspiration to her students, as have her invaluable skills in finding individualized ways to help them meet and exceed expectations.


2011 Apple Award, Art Institute of California, Hollywood, CA

2005 Outstanding Instructor, Art Institute of California, Hollywood, CA

Clients/Employment History:  

2014-Present Part-time Consultant, Designer, Patternmaker of Contemporary women line at Komarov Ent., Los Angeles

July 2017 Consultant, Pattenmaker at Idan Cohen House of Couture, Tel Aviv, Israel

1999-2015 Freelance, Los Angeles, California, Designer/ Patternmaker/ Consultant, Fit Analysis

2001 BCBG, Vernon, California, Patternmaker

1997-1999 K.D. Spring, Los Angeles, California, Manager/Designer & Patternmaker

1997 “ACCENT” TV-Show, Los Angeles, California, Designer

1994-1997 M. Kalan, Los Angeles, California, Associate Designer/Patternmaker – 1st through Production

1993-1994 L.A. Express, Glendale, California, Patternmaker – 1st through Production

1992-1993 Sideffects of California, Glendale, California, Manager/Head Patternmaker – 1st through Production

1989-1991 House of Fashion, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Apparel Designer