They tell the story of a playful interaction between the elegance of the celestial and whimsy of the mortal and material. Through the mentorship of Jose Fernandez of Ironhead Studio and costume designer Louise Mingenbach, who are each responsible for the costume design seen in many major motion pictures, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the garments on display are original works by senior fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design. Each work is framed as a singular design while simultaneously presented as a grouping that encourages collective engagement. The gowns and designs are inspired by the constellations of the horoscope, grouped accordingly by their respective elements, Earth, Wind, Fire, and Air. These unique pieces first debuted at the 2018 Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at Otis College, which showcases work from juniors and seniors in the Fashion Design department.
‘Cycle & Pattern’ is a collaboration between A+D and Otis College of Art and Design. It is an opportunity for these institutions to demonstrate a shared commitment to providing local artists and designers with a space to experiment, create, and express. This alliance is an embrace of the interactions between different modes of design and their multitudes of expressions.