Otis College of Art and Design hosts its inaugural O-Launch ’22, a weekend spanning its Annual Exhibition, Fashion Show, and Commencement that begins on Friday, May 13 with an industry preview (4-6pm) for the Class of 2022 and an opening reception for the public from 6-9pm. 

Otis College of Art and Design Exhibition, Courtesy of Otis College

The Fashion Design department’s annual runway show will round out the weekend on the evening of Saturday, May 14, presenting graduating student work that explores eco-friendly and smart design solutions to amend the future of the fashion industry. 

Honorary degree recipients for this year’s 2022 Commencement on Sunday, May 15 include KORA Organics Founder and CEO Miranda Kerr, Co-founder & CEO of Snap Inc., Evan Spiegel, and Queer Eye host and design expert Bobby Berk. This weekend marks the return to in-person, end-of-the-year events since 2019.

This year’s Fashion Design mentors include Michelle Kwak of Nike, Kourtney Morgan of Patagonia, Rhuigi Villasenor for RHUDE, costume designer Trish Sommerville, Chair Emeritus Rosemary Brantley, and fashion designers Zaid Affas and Kevin Hall. For the first time, the Fashion Design department created an elective course titled “Fashioning the Fantastic,” which was mentored by Timothy McGrath, Design Director of Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty franchise, and conducted in collaboration with Otis’s Digital Media department.

What: O-Launch ’22
Where: Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, LA, 90045
When: May 13 – 15, 2022, see schedule on website
Website: https://www.otis.edu/olaunch