Mentor: AG JEANS
It is an exclusive premium denim brand, pioneering the use of eco-conscious fibers and clean-water technologies. Sandy Oh (Otis ’05), a Senior Designer at AG Jeans, reading the design direction for the Junior class, at the company headquarters.
The Junior class inside Ag Jeans’ design room, receiving direction from Sandy Oh (Otis ’05). Students are challenged to create a uniform-inspired sportswear collection by recycling premium denim men’s jeans with various finishes.
Student, Christopher Sun, greeting Sandy Oh (Otis ’05), Senior Designer at AG Jeans.
Illustration displayed by student, Isabella Lopez.
Seam details of a denim-sewing sample made by students.
Illustration display by the student, Phuong Nguyen.
Students, Viridiana Ramirez (left photo) and Johnny Wang (center photo) receiving feedback from Sandy Oh (Otis ’05) on their first fitting.
Phuong Nguyen, watching her garment being fitted by Sandy Oh (Otis ’05) and William Wang (Otis ’18).
Isabella Lopez, receiving accolades from Sandy Oh (Otis ’05) and Jill Zeleznik, Chair of Fashion Design, for her outstanding work.
William Wang (Otis ’18) and Sandy Oh (Otis ’05) critiquing Lea Na’s design, while students watch and learn from the mentors’ professional expertise.
An AG Jeans label, recycled on the outside of a jacket.
Elemmar Valle, watching as her dress is pinned by Sandy Oh (Otis ’05) for alterations.
Student, Elias Childress, learns how to approach the challenges of fitting a strapless denim top. Due to the COVID-19 campus closure, the second fitting was postponed until August 2020, when the campus is allowed to re-open.
The Junior class, with AG Jeans designers at the company’s Headquarters.
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