Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Designers to mentor Otis College of Art & Design students
Designers to mentor Otis College of Art & Design students
01
Nov '13
Every year talented Otis fashion students work with top design professionals from the fashion industry to design one-of-a-kind collections. The garments are shown annually on the runway at the Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show in Beverly Hills to showcase upcoming stars while raising scholarship funds for new talent.

This year Otis will work with such leading lights as Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Rod Beattie (Bleu), Todd Oldham, Under Armour, Nike, Christina Kim (dosa), David Meister, Amé Austin (MaxStudio), Eddie Bauer, Johnny Was, and Western Costume. Original collections are based on directions inspired by a specific theme. A theme may include season, time and place, social or political movements, or specific construction techniques, fabrics, colors, and shapes, depending on the mentor’s vision.

2013-14 PROJECTS:

MATTEL / BARBIE with ROD BEATTIE OF BLEU – The successful brand launch of Bleu/Rod Beattie in 2011 solidified Beattie’s reputation as the top designer in the U.S. swimwear market. For the past twenty years his swimsuit designs have been the best-selling styles at department stores and specialty stores nationwide. Using the Malibu Barbie icon students will create swimwear for young women ages 18-24.

UNDER ARMOUR – Founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armour produces apparel that keeps athletes cool, dry, and light throughout the course of a game, practice, or workout. Students will design multi-functional garments for boys and girls - - from play to dinner with the family.

NIKE – A world leader in sustainable design, from footwear and apparel to equipment, Nike’s design team works directly with athletes and consumers to design authentic performance products. Designing for 2020, students will design uniforms for NYC’s Central Park Run Crew - part gym, part cross-country, part after hours club – that transform and adapt to weather conditions.

CHRISTINA KIM OF DOSA – Los Angeles based fashion designer Christina Kim is inspired by working with finite resources. Kim integrates recycled materials and the work of artisans from around the world into her eco-friendly, human-friendly dosa fashions. Garments from dosa are handmade, labor-intensive rather than resource-intensive, and combine traditional techniques with new designs. Inspired by the Huntington Library’s Flower Market, students will work with Christina to design separates.

AMÉ AUSTIN OF MAXSTUDIO – Established in 1979, MaxStudio sells through department stores with 46 of its own retail stores in the U.S and another 50 in the Far East. Students will work with Amé, an Otis Fashion Design alumna, to design tailored sportswear for men and women inspired by the architecture of Luis Barragan.

TODD OLDHAM - Artist, designer, and TV personality best known as host of Todd Time on MTV’s House of Style, Todd Oldham is president of L-7 Designs Inc. His fashion lines, interior design work, books, and television appearances have introduced millions to his exuberant style and playful aesthetic. Students will work with Todd on modern sportswear and dresses inspired by Native American culture.


Must ReadView All

Pakistani textile associations want uniform energy pricing

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2018

Pakistani textile associations want uniform energy pricing

Pakistan’s textile industry association representatives have...

Japan’s JICA promoting energy-saving devices in Bangladesh

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Feb 2018

Japan’s JICA promoting energy-saving devices in Bangladesh

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is promoting use of ...

Over 100% subsidy target in 2016-17 for PMEGP by KVIC

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2018

Over 100% subsidy target in 2016-17 for PMEGP by KVIC

India’s Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has achieved...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The mid-term review of FTP is progressive, growth oriented

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search