Tosca Soraya Otten

Tosca Soraya Otten Conscious fashion and printdesigner based in Amsterdam. freelance: workwith.toscasorayaotten.com
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New headshots!New brand, new headshots. A few months ago I had the pleasure to work with a super pregnant , who I’ve kno...
23/02/2024

New headshots!

New brand, new headshots. A few months ago I had the pleasure to work with a super pregnant , who I’ve known for ages.

Sev has even modelled for me in my second year at fashion studies :) she introduced me to the wonderful who happened to have grown up in the same village as I did!

I prefer not to be in front of the camera myself, but with these women (plus Sev’s super adorable dog) it was a little party.

Which is your favorite?

So even though I’m super sick in bed atm, the very first .world collection is at   right now! So I’m proud from a distan...
20/02/2024

So even though I’m super sick in bed atm, the very first .world collection is at right now! So I’m proud from a distance and planning to join my babies next week. And flying them to the showroom as well.

But this week is looking less fun 🤒 anyone else caught this super nasty flu…?

Teder is here.I can FINALLY share it! I’ve worked really really hard on a new brand. When Covid arrived, it was the perf...
31/01/2024

Teder is here.

I can FINALLY share it! I’ve worked really really hard on a new brand. When Covid arrived, it was the perfect time to rethink TOS gallery. But, during this period I came to the realization that what I wanted to share as a designer, had changed.

TOS gallery was about my imagination and artistic side. It was about nature and craftsmanship. About spectacle and show. What I wanted to work on wasn’t. It was about feelings. About feeling comfortable with who you are and what you look like. About the role that garments have in this. About clothes uplifting your self-image, gently.
world creates pieces by feeling, for feelings.

I’d be thrilled to get your support, please follow the new journey 🖤

Soon 👀 more news about the showrooms in Milan and Paris ✨

Me at my very first showroom during Pfw a few years ago, with The Phoenix Series 🪶New brand, new showroom, same city ❓❔❓...
09/01/2024

Me at my very first showroom during Pfw a few years ago, with The Phoenix Series 🪶

New brand, new showroom, same city ❓❔❓

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Dear networkI want to start this post by wishing everyone the very very best for the coming year. In times that truly ho...
03/01/2024

Dear network

I want to start this post by wishing everyone the very very best for the coming year. In times that truly horrible things are happening, I also wish for us human beings to do better. To be more kind, more empathic and to take better care of each other and our world. If we are the species that's supposed to lead our world, we need to improve our methods.

In line with this sentiment of tenderness, I am getting ready to launch my new brand. A brand built around feelings and kindness, about the relationship between how we feel and what we wear. About being there for each other and accepting our differences.

For this, I am seeking long term partners to develop the brand and its distribution and communication. Sales agents, boutiques, marketing experts, influencers. I am an expert in my field, fashion design & styling, but a brand is so much more than that. I don't want to continue building this story as a one woman show.

Linesheet, lookbook, brand deck and prices are ready for those interested.

Are you or do you know individuals that would be a great fit? Don't hesitate to get introduced, I'd love to meet: https://calendly.com/toscasorayaotten

Thanks everyone!

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Random 2023 highlightsPart one 🤓1. Print design for  2. Open atelier with  and .amsterdam 3. Rediscovering my love for c...
28/12/2023

Random 2023 highlights
Part one 🤓

1. Print design for
2. Open atelier with and .amsterdam
3. Rediscovering my love for construction
4. Rediscovering my love for painting
5. Paris trip
6. Valencia vacation
7. The new collection
8. The new materials
9. wearing my designs in also photographed by me
10. Dragging Noé with me everywhere

This year started rough, I’m not going to lie……mentally I was in a pretty bad shape, financially as well, physically i w...
21/12/2023

This year started rough, I’m not going to lie…

…mentally I was in a pretty bad shape, financially as well, physically i wasn’t taking the best care of myself. It’s challenging to crawl out of something dark that comes at you from everywhere, including your own mind.

But as in all difficult phases we go through, it brought me very relevant questions and a strong focus to find answers. When you can see clearly what’s wrong, there is a clearer direction also for how to make it better. I defined problems and found solutions, some lasted and others did not. It’s an ongoing process. And as well, I realized it’s OK to not be ok sometimes.

This year I found back my connection to creating clothes. To the joy that I experience through it. I picked up draping, 3D research, the joy of exploring materials and to ‘sculpting’ shapes. To playing on the dummy, to puzzeling with patterns, to questioning seams and finetuning finishings.

As well, this year I really travelled again. Finally. To Paris, Valencia, Antwerp, Porto, Montenegro and Istanbul. Most for work, some for vacation and allllll for inspiration ☺️✨

Then, all had to be transcended into something that I want to wear. To products. To a story. My new brand. My new story. It shaped in 2023. It will launch in 2024. And it helped me so much to unfold a new way to apply and adjust my skills…

…I’m both thrilled as well as terrified for this brand to be ‘born’ soon, so, do stay tuned because I worked extreeeemely hard on it…☺️✨

💥 from the past 🌈1. Pop up at  2. First ever presskit3. Working on Jupiter Gown4. Handpainted Dragon Dress5. First Phoen...
12/12/2023

💥 from the past 🌈
1. Pop up at
2. First ever presskit
3. Working on Jupiter Gown
4. Handpainted Dragon Dress
5. First Phoenix Series dress in the making
6. Pattern for Fire Kimono
7. Embroidery for
8. Tanktop with
9. Paper & paint research

That time I created a showpiece for  ❤️✨Pattern by  Embroidery by
06/12/2023

That time I created a showpiece for ❤️✨

Pattern by
Embroidery by

Little slideshow of the SUN scarf I made once upon a time from my former livingroom 🌅Fun fact: this scarf was the base f...
01/12/2023

Little slideshow of the SUN scarf I made once upon a time from my former livingroom 🌅

Fun fact: this scarf was the base for a knitted jacquard used in the dress you see worn by .weich and 😁

Currently I’m in the final phase of my new brand. The collection is in sampling process, the brandbook being finalized, ...
27/10/2023

Currently I’m in the final phase of my new brand.

The collection is in sampling process, the brandbook being finalized, labels and hangtags being finished, and now I need to choose how to visualize everything into photo, video, website and socials. And, most importantly, find sales agents to start wholesale in January 2024.

Everything is coming together beautifully but these last bits are extremely though. Financially (I didn’t take a loan or have partners nor investors), mentally (wat if it won’t be received well or doesn’t sell???) and physically as we’re switching into winter. Hello snot, viruses, fatigue and grumpyness.

With TOS gallery I somehow was more relaxed about these timelines, about pressure, or maybe it was just really more a creative adventure. I used to think that as a designer you just needed to present your designs, then get picked up by media and the clients would follow. This absolutely was NOT the case in my experience. There is so much more work then design and presentations. There is a pile to think of already paralel to the design process because everything has to fit together. One clear and interesting total vision, with a great product at a fitting price range.

This time around I started with partnering up for marketing, branding, business and sales. With a consultant for business in Germany, a marketing/sales agency in Paris and branding here in Amsterdam I consciously have been taking careful steps forward. I’ve found manufacturers that I’m thrilled about and that can work with my target prices with the quantities I need to start with. They produce for Dries, Filippa K, Tôteme, Prada and other high end brands.

And I’m dying to capture everything visually! But am still contemplating what’s best to do AND what I can afford…sooooo…stay tuned 👀

I still find it really special to see my designs in the wild 🤓 wore two pieces I made as TOS gallery in Venice recently ...
19/10/2023

I still find it really special to see my designs in the wild 🤓

wore two pieces I made as TOS gallery in Venice recently at the ✨

02/06/2023

One of the most magical moments in the proces of making a collection, is the photoshoot. Everything comes together and becomes visual for the rest of the world to see. And as a young brand, without ginormous investors or budgets, it’s always a challenge to create that what you have in mind with the high standards you have, but without the necessary finances. But again, that’s also a bit what brings the charm. This shoot is still one of my favourites.

23/05/2023

So just to mix up my portfolio work with some fresh news: I am currently working on a new brand. A new collection. A new vision. It’s the fruit of the past years, but it’s even closer to my heart. And my heart sings for colour! TOS gallery was all about prints, my new project is more on the colours and shapes that unfold from feelings. Oh how I love this blue…

22/05/2023

During TOS gallery I didn’t do much draping myself. I had (and have) a network of incredible garment technicians and pattern makers that I gladly work with. But for my new brand, I took a dive back into the research-side. And rediscovered how much I LOVE it.

Can we delete this seam?
Can we move these darts?
Can we add an unexpected volume here?

I adore it and am happy to rediscover this. It’s a very personal thing to shape a garment, nobody takes the exact same decisions about volumes, lines and details as you do.

I can’t wait to show more…!

17/05/2023

And then my work was posted on Vogue, yes, that happened. I collaborated with on this beautiful collection of hand embroidered earrings and they got picked up by at the time. Good times :)

And it happened too when my dreams came true: I presented my couture in Paris, and Vogue wrote an article about me. I mean. Hell yah.

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