I sent my babies out into the wilderness. Okay, that’s a little melodramatic.
My patterns and inputs are with the contractor right now. My sewing is ok, not professional level, you know? And I want these samples to look as amazing as possible.
I got 2 phone calls so far. One was about my wrist circumference being too small, the other, I forgot to draw a line on my flat so the guy wanted to clear that seam up.
I should be receiving the first set next week. The clock is ticktocking in slow-mo.
Hey! WWD did a little article on L.A. fashion schools and featured my alma mater, Otis. I’ve always said Otis is a great school that never got the press it deserved.
Otis is a four-year art and design college with four campuses based around Los Angeles. Fashion design students attend classes in a wing of the California Market Center in downtown Los Angles, where they have access to hundreds of apparel and accessories showrooms and a multitude of textile and trim companies. Students at Otis are known for their highly creative fashion sense, and tend to view fashion as more of an art than merchandise.
One of Otis’ strengths is its Professional Designer Mentorship Program, where designers such as John Varvatos, Francisco Costa, Vera Wang, Bob Mackie, Diane von Furstenberg, Trina Turk and BCBG’s creative director, Lubov Azria, volunteer to provide mentorship and direction from sketching and fabric draping to production of the final garment. The best work by student designers is presented on the runway at Otis’ annual scholarship fund-raising gala, held the first Saturday of May.
Current majors include architecture, communication arts, digital media, fashion design, fine arts, interactive product design and toy design.
Number of students: 1,100, with 200 in the fashion design program.
Tuition: Cost for 2007-08 is $37,000 a year, with room and board available at an additional $9,000 a year.
Notable grads: Tom Ford, Cynthia Vincent, Rick Owens and Eduardo Lucero.
And me! I’m going to be one of the “notable grads”, dammit.