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  • A temporary gallery store featuring alumni artists and designers, curated by Robert Apodaca, Owner, Fifth Floor Gallery.

     

    Reception for Alumni and Friends of Otis
    July 25, 3-5pm
    RSVP Required

  • Trials and Troubles

    Jul 25| Special Event
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    Rachel Kushner, Benjamin Weissman, Tom Brosseau; Marcel Dzama, Welcome to the Land of the Bat, 2008 (detail)

    Saturday July 25, 7pm, Free
    Trials and Troubles: A Night of Songs and Stories with Tom Brosseau, Rachel Kushner, and Benjamin Weissman

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Todd Oldham

For their 2010 Mentor Projects, the Fashion Department pursued designers that were committed to sustainability and social responsibility.  The department suggested specific direction, and the designers overwhelmingly responded to the concept of being involved in a sustainable project.
 

Todd Oldham’s direction was “dumpster diving” inspired by something relating to nature.  Students had to borrow, find, or trade clothing and use only old zippers, old hats, and accessories.  They then mixed the recycled items with Todd’s geometric-inspired vintage textiles and created something handcrafted on each item.  The students then used the techniques of embroidery, dye, stain, and cut to complete the garment. The project was all about recycle and reuse.