The Fashion Department invites notable industry professionals to present lectures and symposiums relating to the areas of design process, the business of fashion, marketing, and costume design.
Solstiss Lace USA
Francois Damide lectured students on the history of the legendary lace manufacturer, Solstiss inc., founded in Caudry, France, in 1895.
Dr. Cindy J. Lin
Dr. Cindy J. Lin is co-founder and CEO of HOVE Social Good Intelligence, a technology company that works to connect people to purchasing with purpose and meaningful data, by examining environmental, health and consumer action data together. Before founding HOVE, Dr. Lin worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency for 19 years, where she engaged in international and national water protection projects. On November 14th, 2020, Dr. Lin gave a presentation to Fashion Design students at Otis College, where she addressed the impact of “Fast Fashion” on the environment and how to adopt practices that don’t harm our environmental resources.
B. Akerlund | Direction
Fashion Immersion Forum with Ilse Metchek
Lecture on the business of fashion and marketing to students in the fashion department.
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.
Jason Wu - Guest Lecturer, May 2018
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus - Costume Design Lecture, March 2018
Eddie Castro - Costume Design Lecture, November 2017
Jose Fernandez (Ironhead Studio) & Louise Mingenbach Direction, October 2017
Albert Wolsky & May Rolf Lecture - October 2016