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34th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show in Apparel News

For 34 years, Rosemary Brantley has presided over the Otis College of Art and Design annual scholarship benefit and fashion show. The first year the event was held it was a small party at the Hard Rock Café, where models stood on the tables.

At the most recent event, on May 7, 750 guests gathered in the Beverly Hilton ballroom in Beverly Hills to celebrate the work of Otis juniors and seniors under the direction of Brantley, who is retiring from her position as founding chair of Otis’ Fashion Design program.

Apparel News Celebrates Legacy of Fashion Chair Rosemary Brantley

When Rosemary Brantley walked up the stairs in 1980 to the newly established fashion design department at the Otis College of Art and Design, then located near Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park, she found only one office with a single telephone plugged into the corner and four classrooms.

As a fashion designer for such well-known labels as Jaeger and Kasper for Joan Leslie, she had never been a teacher, knew very little about running a college fashion design department and didn’t have a clue about academia.

Founding Chair Rosemary Brantley on Sustainable Fashion

Rosemary Brantley
Founding Chair, Fashion Design
 
Brantley founded Otis Fashion Design, and has been teaching for 32 years. She has invited leading fashion designers such as Isabel Toledo, Francisco, Costa, Todd Oldham and Cynthia Rowley to act as mentors for design projects that are shown on the runway each May. Brantley, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, took a sabbatical and traveled to Ecuador and the Galapagos, where she continued her research about sustainable design.
 

2017 Scholarship Benefit Honorees

Headlines

  • Otis College 2020-2021 Admissions Viewbook
    Otis College Senior Khang Nguyen (’21 Communication Arts) Illustrates New Admissions Viewbook Poster
    October 12
  • Otis College Board of Trustees meeting with CAAM presentation
    Otis College’s Board of Trustees Commits to DEI Efforts at Virtual Retreat
    September 29
  • Otis College Fashion Design Senior Julia Choi
    Otis College Fashion Design Student Julia Choi Wins Prestigious Scholarship
    September 28