As fashion educators and bloggers, we have a responsibility to cover important events in our industry—for example, the recent 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards—even when the CFDA honors Kim Kardashian (GASP!) with the CFDA Influencer Award. While we are still a little stumped on that decision, we are thrilled to introduce you to the honored newcomers to the fashion industry – also known as the five nominees for the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent. Read More
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I’ve always wanted to teach a class on how to find inspiration as a fashion designer. I’ve often thought, “How dreamy to spend my days finding and exploring what inspires me, never mind the satisfaction that would come from fostering inspiration in others.” For me, finding inspiration is the most thrilling part of what we get to do as designers. Read More
Your draping teacher refers to Vionnet.
You think, “Vi-oh, no…I have no idea who that is.”
Your design director announces, “This season I am inspired by Paul Poiret’s tango skirt!”
You think, “I’ve got some research to do.”
You’re just curious…who invented the first pair of jeans? Read More
How fortunate I was to have the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Valerie Steele, the Museum at FIT’s chief curator and director for a one on one interview. I relish every opportunity to meet successful women in the fashion industry, but it is a rare chance to learn about a unique career path based in a love for the history of fashion. In our newest video, Valerie Steele shares her one of a kind path in fashion with University of Fashion students. Read More
The University of Fashion’s online video lessons are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all year round. However, we can not help but get excited as many of our students are heading back to universities and high schools where the University of Fashion is currently available as a resource.
The University of Fashion video resource library is available to students across the United States – from Oregon to New York, we support and feature design students as they pursue their careers in fashion. This week, we congratulate the recent graduates of Oregon State University’s Apparel Design program. Read More
From color and quirk to neutrals and knits, this year’s graduate runways have it all. As an educational resource for the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as Parsons The New School for Design, we can’t help but feature their graduates’ work and feel proud that the University of Fashion offers an online video library to assist these talented graduates in reaching their goals. Read More
The University of Fashion’s supportive reach now stretches from coast to coast. This week, we extend a warm welcome to our two newest educational partners, Brooklyn College and Oregon State University. In addition to our geographic expansion, we recently added two new videos to our ever expanding video resource library: 100 Years of Rebels and Revolutionaries: Part 1 and Part 2. Read More
We are thrilled to add Parsons The New School for Design in New York City to our roster of fashion colleges utilizing the University of Fashion in their resource libraries. Wondering how the University of Fashion can work for you while enrolled in design school? In this blog post, we discuss using the “3 Es” to get the most out of the University of Fashion video library. Read More
Our goal at the University of Fashion is to help you drape, draw and sew your way to the collection of your dreams. We are proud to inspire and support emerging designers with growing labels. We are especially eager to act as a resource for anyone interested in a fashion career and as a tutor for fashion design students enrolled in design programs around the world. This week, we would like to highlight our very first library affiliation with the well known Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) located in the heart of New York City’s Garment District. As one of the oldest fashion schools in the country, founded in 1944, FIT has graduated some of the most renown designers in the industry: Calvin Klein, Norma Kamali and Michael Kors, to name a few. Their expert faculty and extensive ties in the fashion industry puts them on top as one of the Top 10 premiere fashion schools in the world. Read More