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LOS ANGELES — Otis College of Art and Design’s 32nd Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show on Saturday featured runway creations from 37 fashion design seniors. The graduating class was charged with creating collections for this year’s design mentors: Amé Austin of Max Studio, Christina Kim of Dosa, David Meister, Isabel Toledo, Todd Oldham and Bobbi Garland of Western Costume.
Their mandates were to design architecturally inspired separates, ethereal handcrafted dresses, convertible jersey evening dresses, plus-size sportswear, Native American-inspired gowns and costumes inspired by popular 20th-century dances. Student winners were Hye Mi Kim for Max Studio, Natalie Salvador for Dosa and Isabel Toledo, Arthur Thammavong for David Meister, Michelle Song for Todd Oldham and Mark Manangan for Western Costume. Thammavong also won Designer of the Year.
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In addition to the prizes awarded to students, the school presented its Creative Vision Award to Eddie Bauer president and chief executive officer Michael Egeck, the Design Legend Award to Leon Max and the Design Innovation Award to Isabel and Ruben Toledo.