Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show

A fashion show by the star students at Otis College of Art and Design



By the time the 35th annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, aptly themed “Metamorphosis,” came to an end, the students responsible for the 125-plus designs that streamed down the runway had clearly emerged as fashion stars.

“For the seniors, these fashions are akin to a thesis,” committee chair Shelley Reid said before the show. “They’ve got to save up for everything and then scout out all the fabrics and all the embellishments and go wherever they have to go to get them. It’s amazing to think of what they go through before they’re done…”


Click here to read my entire story about the Otis fashion show in the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to see more pictures.


Top photo: Red Carter tasked students with designing swimwear inspired by the cut-paper collages of Henri Matisse (photo, Kai He, Otis College of Art and Design)

Second photo: Cory Casella for Jessica Simpson tasked students with designing free=spirited swimwear for the music festival culture (photo, Kai He, Otis College of Art and Design)

Third photo: Claire Pettibone tasked students with creating romantic lingerie using vintage laces and sustainable hemp fabrics  (photo, Kai He, Otis College of Art and Design)



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Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show

Published May 18, 2017 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA