Direction from Mentors
During the Fall semester the Junior and Senior students are given an opportunity to pick a experienced mentor to design for throughout the school year. The mentors will visit the students on campus, video call, or through a studio visit providing them a detailed concept on how to approach their assisgnment.
After receiving Direction from their mentors the Junior and Senior students can produce a high volume of sketches which will be presented, critiqued, and then prep for a fitting for a model.
Adopt a Family
Anne Cole Building
On September 6, 2019 Otis College proudly presents the naming of the fashion building with its new name, the Anne Cole Building, in honor of her legacy and contribution.
Chris Chang, founder of womenswear Poesia giving the students insight of her career as an entrepreneur/fashion designer.
Otis Fashion Design Student Work Showcased: SOURCING AT MAGIC
SOURCING AT MAGIC is the largest fashion sourcing event in North America, showcasing more than 1100 apparel, accessories and footwear resources from over 40 countries. In August, 2019, six designs produced by students from the Senior class were displayed at the Magic Trade Show in Las Vegas. The four-day event offered Otis College fashion program’s graduates important exposure to a global spectrum audience. Participating graduates: Soomin Choi, Julia Park, Jamie Lee, Shirley Park, Young Sun Park, Austin Zhang, Manqing Yang, Clara Choi, Jin Lee, Nastaran Eskandari, and Ani Litzen.
B. Akerlund | Costume Photoshoot
Celebrity stylist B. Akerlund models in her own photoshoot wearing costume designe garments created by the class of 2019 Senior students.
Theory | Helmut Lang
Corporate recruiters, Jacqueline Vullo and Jillian Prejean, flew in to review Senior portfolios, and to give a presentation on the New York based contemporary sportswear label.
Vince | Direction
The brand has been a go-to for luxury basics for men and women since it launched in 2002. Their clothing has been worn by celebrities such as Yara Shahidi, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, etc.
Jason Wu | Direction at LACMA
Joe's Blackbook Finalist Hannah Hong
Otis Students - Youngson Park, Shirley Park, Jonathan Levite