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.

Alina Parson design
Alina Parson design
Alina Parson design
Alina Parson design


  • 2011 Apple Award, Art Institute of California, Hollywood, CA
  • 2005 Outstanding Instructor, Art Institute of California, Hollywood, CA

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:

Exhibitions and Fashion Shows:

  • 2015 Metal Noir, Fashion Show, Mercedes Benz, NY Fashion Week
  • 2015 Metal Noir, Fashion Show, Studio 59, NY Fashion Week
  • 2014 Masai Payan, Fashion Show, LA Fashion Week
  • 2008 Exchange Rate, Remy’s On Temple, Los Angeles, California
  • 1990 Theater of Fashion, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1989 Theater of Fashion, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Clients/Employment History:

  • 2014-Present, Komarov Ent., Los Angeles, California, Part-time Consultant/Designer, Patternmaker
  • 2017 Idan Cohen House of Couture, Tel Aviv, Israel, Consultant/Patternmaker
  • 1999-2015 Freelance, Los Angeles, California, Designer/ Patternmaker/ Consultant, Fit Analysis
    • Clients include Charisma, Tyte, Cheap Thrill, Sichel, Debra Pandit, Pegah Anvarian, Milla Jovovich, Linda Loudermilk, Morphine Generation, Charlotte Tarantola, Karanina, Undrest, Dina Bar-el, Meredith Brooks (Custom event gowns/VH1 Awards, Wedding), Metal Noir, and Komarov Ent. 
  • 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