On Sept. 6, Otis College of Art and Design’s Academic Building will officially be renamed the Anne Cole Building, in honor of the late swimwear designer and L.A. style legend who gifted the school $ 2.5 million to establish the Anne Cole Scholarship Fund for students in its fashion design program. Cole, who died at age 90 in early 2017, was a longtime mentor and supporter of the Los Angeles-based school, established in 1918. “Past students will always remember their time with her,” said Rosemary Brantley, fashion designer and chair emeritus of the school’s fashion design program since the Eighties. “Future students will have a dream realized when they receive a scholarship in her name.” Cole is best known for inventing the tankini in the Nineties under her namesake label, started in 1982. She was the daughter of Fred Cole, a silent film actor who in 1925 founded Cole of California, a swimwear company that helped establish L.A. as a center of the industry. Anne grew up in the Hollywood scene, watching her father outfit silver screen starlet and swimmer Esther Williams, who was the face of the Cole of California brand. He also collaborated with Hollywood costume designer Margit Fellegi in the Thirties
Disney today gave a preview of the winning looks from its digital design competition series, whose finale episode airs today at the D23 Expo convention in Los Angeles.
Twelve students from Otis College of Art and Design were challenged to create contemporary sportswear looks inspired by the hit film “Frozen.” The process was documented in a four-part digital series on the Disney Style channel that began on June 16.
The winning looks are: a bomber/overall/cropped turtleneck by Jinny Yun; patchwork jeans/blouson top by Alice Xuan; denim shorts/bomber jacket/tank also by Xaun, and a men’s look, a reindeer jacket/pant/bumpbag/T-shirt by Minji Park. The clothes will be sold on online retailer Nineteenth Amendment.
The finale episode can be viewed on Facebook live.
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