Students in the Fashion Design Department are trained in all aspects of the design process, as the school year follows the industry schedule, where several seasons are designed simultaneously. They also work with professional mentors who prepare them for work in the fashion design studio. Fashion Design faculty members work in the field where they keep current with the ever-changing fashion scene. Our students learn more than the skills needed to sew and draw: they learn to meet deadlines with creativity and self-discipline. Otis Fashion alumni enter the design world as assistant designers, associate designers, illustrators, costume designers, textile designers, accessory designers, and product designers. Some open their own clothing line immediately upon graduation.
N.Y. fashion design alumni work at Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, John Varvatos, Sean John, and other firms.
Selected employers include:
|Abercrombie & Fitch
Disney Consumer Products
Frederick's of Hollywood
St. John Knits
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent