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Fashionista: Fashion School Diaries, an Otis Student Bends the Rules a Bit For Her Final Project

Fashion school students around the world are preparing to enter an industry that's rapidly changing. There are courses to pass, design prompts to ace, runway shows to prep for and professional connections to make. In our series, "Fashion School Diaries," those students give us a firsthand look into their day-to-day lives. Here, we meet Jinny Song, an Otis College of Art and Design class of 2018 fashion student, ahead of her student show.

Flaunt: Otis College's 36th Annual Scholarship Benefit And Fashion Show Is Upon Us

The 36th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show is set to take place this Saturday, May 5 at the newly-extended Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. The highly anticipated event is produced in collaboration with J. Ben Bourgeois Productions, known for creating upscale events.

Palm Springs Life: Push the Positivity

At the busy intersection of fine art, fashion, and street art, you will find artist and designer Sofia Enriquez ('14 BFA Communications Arts), a powerhouse champion of equality, positivity, and authentic individuality in all its forms. Her line of upcycled clothing, Es Mucho, evolved from and alongside her studio and public mural painting and features exuberant hand-painted graphics.

Bringing Nature Inspired Designs to the Runway

“Everything that I dreamed of has happened,” says Sacramento native Joanna Rubalcaba (BFA Fashion Design ‘17), who was named Designer of the Year by the Fashion Design department at Otis College. “I was so honored and excited to get it,” she says, “because it meant that my teachers had noticed how hard I worked throughout the year.”

Fashion Pros Join Forces With Emerging Designers For Unforgettable Runway Show

Students in Otis College's BFA Fashion Design program are gearing up for their spring mentor projects. Each year professional designers, acting as client and mentor, give students a design challenge to research and present sketch solutions.

Vogue: This New Designer Is Making Unisex Statement Pieces That Have L.A. Talking


Los Angeles–native Westley Austin had almost given up on the fashion industry entirely when he landed upon a small pin at an estate sale with bold wording: I Was Born to Raise Hell. It was a message that resonated with him—and one that, after years of being creatively stifled while designing for big brands, inspired him to finally launch his own eponymous label, a 15-piece collection that is now sold alongside Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Y/Project at L.A.’s Shop Super Street.

Otis College Extension Instructor Amy Bond Debuts on Project Runway

Amy Bond, an Otis College Extension instructor and fashion designer, is one of 16 designers on the latest season of Project Runway, premiering tonight on Lifetime. Before Amy joined the cast of the Emmy-nominated reality series, she showed at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York in 2012, her Los Angeles made contemporary label ran from 1999-2004, and at its height sold to boutiques in over thirty cities across the US and three internationally.

InStyle: These 3 Students Just Won a Disney Fashion Competition, and You Can Buy Their Designs

Reprinted from InStyle July 18, 2017 

"On July 14, the winners of Disney's Frozen fashion competition were announced and three students took home scholarship prizes.

The grand winner, Alice Xuan, designed two bohemian Venice beach-inspired looks that are available for purchase, while the second and third place winners, Minji Park and Jinny Song, each have one look available.

Move over Project Runway, because Disney is trying its hand at finding the next great American fashion designer.

Otis College Fashion Students at the Center of New Disney Design Series

Students in the fashion design program at Otis College of Art and Design are front and center in the first season of Disney Design Challenge, a new series for Disney Style. In this challenge, student designers are asked to create clothing lines inspired by Disney’s Frozen in the distinctive fashion styles of Los Angeles.

Glowing Gowns and Matisse-inspired Swimwear

On May 6, Otis College of Art and Design honored Claudia Cividino, CEO of Bally Americas, and jewelry designer Daniela Villegas at its Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, held at the Beverly Hilton with over 700 guests in attendance. The Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, now in its 35th year, showcases the collaborations of industry mentors and students in the fashion design program and is an important source of scholarship funding for Otis College students.