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L.A.'s premier runway show opens doors to emerging talent
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Feb '13
Otis College of Art and Design’s 31st Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on May 4, 2013. The event will showcase the work of upcoming designers mentored by Bob Mackie, Mary Jo Bruno, Billabong, Christopher Wicks, Claire Pettibone, Cynthia Vincent, Disney, EleVen, Halston and Humane Society, Urban Outfitters, and Western Costume with Betsy Heimann.

The benefit black-tie gala features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway show with more than 70 professional models in 175-plus fashion designs for women, men and juniors. Attracting leaders in business and entertainment, stylists, fashion and design retailers, celebrities and fashion fans, the show offers a spectacular look at the future of fashion.

Highlights this year include projects with Halston and the Humane Society re-defining luxury in faux fur, and with Billabong designing sustainable swimwear. The Gala will honor Kirk Nix of KNA Designs for his iconic work around the globe, from Singapore and New Delhi to Macau.

Sally Perrin, Creative Director of Perrin Paris, will also be honored for her iconic style. Perrin Paris combines a unique and discerning feminine eye with French tradition, specializing in uniquely handcrafted purses, gloves & sunglasses with shops in Paris, New York and Beverly Hills.

Runway show will include:

Disney Project: Design inspired novelty active sportswear that can easily cross over to lifestyle, based on a character in upcoming Disney feature.

EleVen by Venus Project: Design colorful tennis apparel, both functional and timeless, evoking the style of Venus Williams.

Halston and Humane Society Project: Design for sustainability and re-define luxury in faux fur.

Billabong Project: Explore sustainable materials in designing swimwear using recycled Billabong fabrics.

Mary Jo Bruno Project: Design a lingerie collection for a modern-day masquerade party.

Cynthia Vincent Project: Design a collection for the city nomad, mixing time and place to create caftans, jabalas, and other classics.

Urban Outfitters Project: Create a layered look that incorporates elements of travel with re-worked military surplus, cam, and denim, mixing old, new, East, and West.

Christopher Wicks Project: Design a collection inspired by 1960s music and rock and roll.

Bob Mackie Project: Design classic elegant dresses inspired by Art Deco jewels   - diamond, ruby, amethyst, sapphire, and emerald.

Western Costume with Betsy Heimann Project: Design a modern look inspired by famous movies of the 1930s, 40s, and 70s and costumes from the Western Costume Collection.

Claire Pettibone Project: Design sweet young bridal dresses for non-traditional brides, along with, soft nighties and pajamas.

About Otis: Founded in Los Angeles in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich the world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision.

Otis College of Art and Design


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