Vivienne Hu Chosen as a Mentor for the Centennial Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show
Vivienne Hu has been chosen as a mentor for the Centennial Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. She will be working with a group of 12 fashion students for two semesters, providing instruction and guidance for the students’ final semester project. By the end of the program, each student will have created one garment which falls under the overarching theme of “Limitless”.
Vivienne Hu is a New York City based designer whose collections exhibit an eclectic mix of European sophistication and downtown New York charm, with a touch of Asian elegance. Before her emergence in the fashion industry, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance at the University of Hohenheim, located in Germany. Then she worked in the New York investment banking industry for over 3 years. Due to her immense passion for fashion and art, as well as her desire to help independent women flaunt their bold personalities and femininity in a unique way, she made a career change. Vivienne Hu made her debut into the fashion world with her Spring/Summer collection in New York Fashion Week 2012. Since 2014, her brand has participated annually in New York Fashion Week. Her work has been featured in fashion magazines such as WWD, Elle, The Cut, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue Italia. Her latest achievement is receiving the 2019 USC Pacific Asia Museum Gala Visionary Artist Award.
Ever since Vivienne Hu received the 2019 USC Pacific Asia Museum Gala Visionary Artist Award, recognition of her brand has spread to the West Coast. Her work has caught the attention of the Otis College of Art and Design and she was selected to be a mentor for the Centennial Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show program. The program connects upperclassmen fashion students with prominent members of the fashion industry, who work closely with the students throughout the academic year. During the year-long mentorship, Otis students create works that are ultimately showcased in an annual fashion show, which fundraises scholarship money for underprivileged students. Past year’s mentors include Robert Lee of Adidas, creative talent from Ralph Lauren, and Jason Wu.
Ever since Vivienne Hu received the 2019 USC Pacific Asia Museum Gala Visionary Artist Award, recognition of her brand has spread to the West Coast
Vivienne says that she has “never been so close to students before” especially in a group, although she has previously held seminars at Parsons School of Design to talk about the marketing and business aspects of the fashion industry. This opportunity is one that Vivienne is incredibly passionate about as she feels strongly about educating and inspiring young students in hopes that they will follow a distinguished career path in fashion.