21 May 2008

Fab Fashion

Otis' 2008 Scholarship Benefit Show, a runway event that showcases the best of the Fashion Department's junior and senior work had a great write up on FashionWeekDaily! Described by writer Jennifer Chan as "...one of LA's biggest and brightest nights in fashion..." and held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the evening raised over a million dollars for scholarship support.

Fashion at Otis has long been known for connecting established designers with students in a mentor relationship. This quote from Chan's story is a good example of why those relationships mater:

"John Varvatos, who flew in from another successful store opening in San Francisco, was all smiles. "They really put on a show here; it's a big night for everyone. It's great to see the passion and energy backstage, and what Rosemary Brantley does for the program is phenomenal," said Varvatos, who sat next to one of his own designers and Otis alumnus, Marcus LeBanc. 'I hired him right out of the program two years ago after he won the men's wear category. I've got my eye on a few standout students this year.'"

07 May 2008

Let's Go Dutch

Otis and the Sandberg Institute in Holland are holding an joint exhibition this month in support and celebration of the two schools' new exchange program.

Curated by Otis alum Sojung Kwon, the exhibition features her work and that of six other Otis artists:

It runs in conjunction with the fair De Kunstvlaii and is open 10 to 18 May.