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  • Otis welcomes the Japan Foundation and honored guests Kashiwagi Hiroshi and Yoshifumi Nakamura for a lecture on contemporary Japanese design. 
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here
     
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

     

    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu

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Fashion Design

Alumnus Scott Williams

Scott Williams (’90, Fashion Design) is Creative Director of Sport Innovation and Olympics at NIKE.

Alumnus Rick Owens

As a member of the Los Four collective, together with Frank Romero, Roberto de la Rocha and Gilbert Lujan, and his wife Elsa Flores Almaraz, he collaborated on many public murals in L.A. He was also a prolific painter and printmaker whose work captured the vitality and life of East Los Angeles neighborhoods such as Echo Park with bright violets, hot pinks and bloodlike reds and expressionistic paint handling. From his apartment window, he painted the view in various incarnations, from serenely bucolic to hot, feverish and dangerous.

Alumnus Eduardo Lucero

Among fashionistas, Los Angeles designer Eduardo Lucero ('87) is a red carpet favorite, stemming in part from his celebration of the sensual Latin-American culture of his origins.

Alumnus David Le Vey

"Costume design uses the language of fashion to create characters, and to place them with great precision and delicacy into the visual and emotional landscape, and the social context, of a specific time and place. Clothes express infinite shadings of personality, from the broadest strokes to the subtlest suggestion; they tell a story.

Alumnus Kristopher Enuke

Born in Nigeria, and educated in England, Kristopher Enuke (’84) decided to study fashion far away from home. After Otis, he stayed in the U.S., working for designers including BCBG. Through freelance work, he began designing and selling his own apparel, concentrating on hand-knit sweaters in his Oliver Twist line, which he sold to high-end retailers such as Maxfield and Bergdorf Goodman. Ten years later, in 2002, he diversified into jeans and created his denim brand, Oligo Tissew (“refined cloth”).

NY Daily News Lauds Fashion Alumna Bao Tranchi for J Lo Dress Design

Otis Fashion Design alumna Bao Tranchi (’99) is making the headlines with her fantastic designs. The NY Daily News caught up with her recently to discuss J Lo’s stunning new looks.

Jennifer Lopez's style: Designer Bao Tranchi dishes on custom-making the revealing sheer black dress for star-studded birthday bash

BY Jeanette Settembre

It took sheer genius to design J. Lo’s little black dress.

2015 Fashion Show Highlights

The annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show features Los Angeles' largest fashion runway event showcasing designs for women, men and children.  Leaders in the fashion, art, design, and entertainment industries get a glimpse of the future of fashion design from those who invent it—Otis fashion students!   

Racked L.A. Features the Otis Fashion Display at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus Showcases Dreamy Designs by Otis College Grads

Otis College's designer mentorship program—and ability to churn out inspiring talents on the reg—is still going strong, as seen in the windows of Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. The LA art and design school linked about 25 of this year's fashion grads with legendary designer Bob Mackie, rising designer Zaid Affas, and Morgane le Fay founder Liliana Casabal for its annual fashion show, and the impressive results are on display at the luxury retailer until Saturday.
 

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